Session: Software won - so what now?
Wednesday 8.30 - 9.45
You guys have won. Software is, as Mark Andreessen recently declared,
eating the world. You are the emperors and are cutting through and
reinventing industries one by one. But... let's think about what comes
next. What should your bigger legacy be? What should your minds and
skillset be focused on now in order to solve the bigger, more meaningful
problems that beset us? And how can the coder approach lead the world into
an era of abundance, of iterative trouble-shooting, of optimal management
of our resources - both physical and intellectual - in order to generate
the greatest happiness for the greatest number?
David Rowan is editor of the UK edition of WIRED magazine, which won 2009 Launch of the Year at the British Society of Magazine Editors Awards. He writes the monthly “Digital Life” column in GQ magazine, and the “Tech Traveller” column in Condé Nast Traveller, in which he documents his encounters with the innovative people he meets at events such as TEDGlobal, DLD, Stream and Google Zeitgeist.