Our Hyperlocal Future – From Nano To Astro
"You see, the difference between the old-fashioned semantic Web and the new hyperlocal Web — that's hyper as in linked, and local as in location — is that the databases of the new Web are stuffed with geographic coordinates. Real positions. Real distances. So the bodyware I carry in my pockets and travel bag broadcasts its location to any device within earshot."
Wired’s Bruce Sterling has been sent to DC to testify before Congress about passport issues and his meeting started a few thoughts on the importance of local:
I gently opined to the glum congressional committee that sealing borders in a world of location-aware technology is a futile effort doomed to an ignominious defeat. Yes sir, just like digital rights management!