Untapped Technologies

  1. staying informed;
  2. gaining personal identity (through, for example, reinforcing one’s values);
  3. integrating and interacting socially (finding the basis for conversation); and
  4. being entertained.
  1. truth
  2. independence
  3. impartiality
  4. public interest
  5. watchdogging
  6. organizing forums
  7. informing
  8. storytelling
  9. aggregating
  10. sensemaking
  • social computing (e.g., online communities and social networks);
  • natural user interfaces (e.g., gesture, touch, speech);
  • mobile and ubiquitous computing;
  • wearable computing;
  • information visualization;
  • virtual reality (for example, goggles that allow the user to believe she is walking in another environment);
  • augmented reality (e.g., adding information to the scene a user sees through Google Glass or a phone’s camera);
  • games;
  • robotics;
  • machine learning (that is, “algorithms that allow for the recognition of generalizable patterns or categories from data which may facilitate intelligent decisions based on such data”);
  • natural language processing (“algorithms that allow for the parsing and understanding of human language”)
  • speech recognition;
  • activity recognition (for example, using sensors in a user’s phone to determine where she is and how she is moving);
  • data mining.



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Jeff Jarvis

Blogger & prof at CUNY’s Newmark J-school; author of Geeks Bearing Gifts, Public Parts, What Would Google Do?, Gutenberg the Geek