Metarand Unplugged: Ross Dawson, Future Exploration Network On Media’s Future

In this session of Metarand Unplugged we talk with Ross Dawson, Chairman of the Future Exploration Network. Ross is a bestselling author, global futurist and the convenor of the cross continental Future of Media Summit.

We talk with Ross about the future of media, the upcoming Summit and its place as a crystal ball for the media industry. We also talk about the futurist business as a whole and where the iPhone fits on his roadmap for the future.

The biggest takeout: he uses frameworks to synthesize his pattern recognition and as a communication tool for exploring trends and the potential paths we will follow in the future.

I hope to see you at the Summit.

Stream the Session in Quicktime:

here

Stream the Session as an mp3:

here

UPDATE: Ross has released two frameworks in the lead up to the Future of Media Summit:

Check them out and let me know your thoughts.

Web 2 Downunder – Top 100 Startups

Ross Dawson’s Top 100 Web 2.0 Companies in Australia list has been released.

It is great to see that two of the top 3 were featured in the recent Metarand Top 3 Australian Social Media Companies – congrats to mig33 and RedBubble. I caught up with one of mig33′s team in downtown Burlingame this week and was blown away by their stats – growth has been huge.

Great initiative, Ross. Keep up the good work.