In an interview with me at the Aspen Ideas Festival, O'Reilly talked about Twitter as "a new kind of real-time nervous system for news." Sure it's easy to dismiss as trivial the answer to Twitter's relentless demand What are you doing? Says O'Reilly: "Many times it's trivial. but other times the personal becomes very important, and [people are tweeting], 'Whoa, I just saw a jetliner landing on the Hudson, and here's a picture of it....That's a fundamental change. We're all news reporters now."
O'Reilly, a tech book publisher and conference organizer, is famous for his radar, for knowing what's coming next on the tech front. So get ready for eyeglasses with built-in facial recognition software -- and a screen to remind you of the name of that guy from accounting that you're talking to.
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