At last week’s Internet Librarian 2019 conference, I made a video of the Tuesday evening session, titled “Wizards, Prophets & Our Future!”
Make sure to watch – it was a fun event, packed full of thinking about libraries and the future. Also give yourself a bit of time – it’s an hour long!
Here’s the session description: Based on the book by Charles C. Mann, The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow’s World (psmag.com/environment/saving-the-world-with-wizards-and-prophets), our speakers share their ideas on how to use smart tech, AI, and IOT to save libraries and the world. Whether it stands for artificial intelligence, intelligent assistants, or the art of information, AI and other new evolving technologies such as spatial/ immersive computing (AR/VR+), robotics, etc., will definitely have strong impacts on our future. Hear how our Wizards and Prophets imagine the way libraries may evolve in smart solutions for a smart and caring world. In the end, the audience decides for themselves whether to follow the Wizards, the Prophets, or their own paths. Full of fun, ideas, imagination, stimulation and learning, come grow your thoughts about the future and your community.