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Technology in Libraries, What's Next?

Presented at the Michigan Small & Rural Libraries Conference, Macanac Island, 30 April 2014

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Technology in Libraries, What's Next?

  1. 1. Technology in Libraries: What's Next? Michael Sauers Michigan Small & Rural Libraries Conference 30 April 2014
  2. 2. The rules: The Rules of Technology
  3. 3. New-ish to libraries...
  4. 4. Content Management Systems
  5. 5. A/V Digital Converters
  6. 6. Tablets
  7. 7. Square
  8. 8. Smart Watches
  9. 9. Personal data collection
  10. 10. Narrative
  11. 11. Nest Thermostat
  12. 12. Waze
  13. 13. Big Data
  14. 14. Crowdfunding
  15. 15. Library Box
  16. 16. 3D Printers
  17. 17. Wireless (Inductive) Charging
  18. 18. • Wireless communication limited to a few centimeters. • Mostly used for payment systems at this time. NFC
  19. 19. HDMI Android Sticks
  20. 20. Arduino
  21. 21. RaspberryPI
  22. 22. On the horizon...
  23. 23. 802.11a: 6 Mbps / 330' 802.11b: 11 / 390 802.11g: 54 / 460 802.11n: 150 / 820 802.11ac: 1Gbps (under development) 802.11ad: 7Gbps (spec only) Faster WiFi
  24. 24. Leap Motion
  25. 25. Google Glass
  26. 26. Project Aura
  27. 27. 4K TV
  28. 28. Hold on to your socks!
  29. 29. 8K TV
  30. 30. • When everything is uniquely identifiable and connected to the network. • via... o RFID o QR Codes o NFC o WiFi • All contributing to "Big Data" The Internet of Things
  31. 31. Contact lens displays
  32. 32. You are your password
  33. 33. WiSee
  34. 34. Project Loon Project Loon balloons float in the stratosphere, twice as high as airplanes and the weather. They are carried around the Earth by winds and they can be steered by rising or descending to an altitude with winds moving in the desired direction. People connect to the balloon network using a special Internet antenna attached to their building. The signal bounces from balloon to balloon, then to the global Internet back on Earth.
  35. 35. "The technology developed by HHI makes it possible to use standard off-the-shelf LED room lights for data transmission. Data rates of up to 800 Mbit/s were reached by this optical WLAN under laboratory conditions, while a complete real-time system exhibited at trade fairs reached data throughput of 500 Mbit/s. The newly developed patent protected components have now achieved a transmission rate in laboratory experiments of over 1 Gbit/s per single light frequency. As off-the-shelf LEDs mainly use three light frequencies or light colors, speeds of up to 3 Gbit/s are feasible." 3GBPS "LiFi" via Light Bulbs
  36. 36. • WiTricity Corp. is...developing wireless electricity technology that will operate safely and efficiently over distances ranging from centimeters to several meters—and will deliver power ranging from milliwatts to kilowatts. • Direct Wireless Power — when all the power a device needs is provided wirelessly, and no batteries are required. This mode is for a device that is always used within range of its WiTricity power source. • Automatic Wireless Charging—when a device with rechargeable batteries charges itself while still in use or at rest, without requiring a power cord or battery replacement. This mode is for a mobile device that may be used both in and out of range of its WiTricity power source. Wireless Electricity over a distance
  37. 37. Transfer data through your body An “electrical device” that you can either wear on your body [that] uses the wearer’s body part, like your arm or finger, as a “transmission channel” to transfer data through direct physical contact with another device like a computer, smartphone, or even a game console and controller.
  38. 38. Michael Sauers @msauers +Michael Sauers CC-BY-NC 3.0 Thank you!