It’s the New Year 2011 and everyone at some point in time has reflected on the future and where technology is heading. Today I want to share a flashback presentation developed in 2004, before YouTube and Facebook were even around. Epic 2014, an 8 minute flash movie by Robin Sloan and Matt Thompson. The Film starts off with a list of historical and real life events taking place from 1989 to 2004 and then the thought provoking fictional twist of events take place from 2004 to 2014.
More on the Film Epic 2014 and Epic 2015
To put it in Lehman’s Terms. I found this film to be very insightful and kept reminding myself that this was done in 2004 before YouTube and other popular social networking sites. Some of these events are happening now, the increase location based social media applications and the shift in news and journalism to online media from traditional media. We are the news media using an online platform for distribution and engagement. The use of online video is and will be a big part of the future.