"Are We There Yet? A Look at Technology
and Where We Expected to be by Now"
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2003
By Dr. Bob Glass, Futurist and Fellow, Silicon Valley World Internet
7:00 p.m. Open to the Public. No Fee.
Not held at the Center. Please Note Special Location.
Held at Cypress Semiconductor, 198 Champion Court, Building 6, San
Dr. Bob Glass
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In collaboration with the Silicon Valley Web Guild (www.webguild.org),
the World Internet Center would like to invite you to a special
presentation by Dr. Bob Glass, Fellow of the Center, on Wednesday,
April 9, 2003, at 7:00 p.m. in San Jose (Please note special location.)
The topic will be:
"Are We There Yet? A Look at Technology and Where We Expected
to be by Now."
In 1992, "Dr. Bob" and his team at Sun Microsystems embarked on
trying to envision the future with the hopes of trying to figure
out where technology was headed. Two years later, "Starfire" - a
Vision of the future was released. Starfire was a look at the world
of 2004 (from the vantage point of 1992-1994) and an attempt to
create a "video prototype." The team felt that by creating a short
video, the user experience of a corporate customer could be better
developed. At the time the film was developed and released (1992-1994),
there was no common knowledge of the Internet or widespread use
of email, yet these items are forecasted in the film.
Join Dr. Bob as he takes a glance at the future through the past.
The film is 25 minutes in length and offers an amusing peek at where
we should be by now... Are we there yet?
This special presentation will be held at Cypress Semiconductor,
198 Champion Court, Building 6, San Jose, CA 95134. There is no
fee for attending. However, the favor of a reply would be most appreciated.
To register in advance, please contact:
Ms. Claire Kahrobaie
Manager, Client Services
We look forward to welcoming you to this interesting look back
into the future!