Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Epic 2014

Now, I'm aware I'm behind the times and that most of you will probably have already seen this intriguing 8-minute film about the future of news distribution, imagined through the projected strategies of Google and Microsoft. It culminates in the year 2014 with the launch of Epic, a program so powerful that it prompts the New York Times to sue Google for some sort of journalistic infringement (a case that the time loses and causes the media giant to go "offline").

It's bold, scary and very intelligent and I recommend you watch it as well as the updated version entitled Epic 2015. Oh, and by the way: the name on the ID is "Winston Smith". Nice 1984 reference.

Thanks to Rania Al Malky for drawing my attention to this.


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