Emerging Technology 2003

The call for proposals is up for The O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference. I'm chairing the Untethered track which will include interesting new and developing technologies on mesh networking, wireless electrical charging, phase-array antennas, community networking's impact, and a large variety of related trends. I take a page (or rather whole chapters) from Howard Rheingold's new book Smart Mobs in looking at the impact that these technologies could have: Howard is writing about the outcomes and behavioral changes; this conference will look at the details that coagulate into systems that drive behavioral change.