After watching so many gross errors on behalf of FIFA officials, their inactions and lack of motivation to solve them, and their absolute denial about problems I don’t feel positive about similar shadowy and secretive world government and world organizations such as the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), World Trade Organization (WTO), Bilderbergs, Davos World Economic Forum, Skull and Bones, International Monetary Fund (IMF), International Red Cross, and even the UN. FIFA has admitted that their only mistake is to replay and show the referee errors and mistakes on the large jumbo tron screens in the stadium. So in a flat world where we aspire for open democracies and transparency in government, the governing body of the World Cup prefers to keep players and fans in the dark about bad calls. The difficult truth is not that Americans don’t care what happens at the World Cup but that this sort of tactic is used by world organizations while they are crafting world treaties that will effect most people in the world, case in point the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). ACTA is being drafted with the same secrecy that governments use for state secrets such as military operations!
The next generation of User Interface design needs to be network and location aware. The next evolution of User Interface needs to cross the boundaries of a single personal computer and allow the seamless sharing, syncing, viewing, and collaboration of multiple mobile devices, screens, computers, and other displays. I want to share an image through gestures form one computer to another, from my mobile device to my desktop, from computer monitor to a wall mounted display. Having an iPad, and iPhone, multiple iPod touches, laptops, and desktops I want to be able to create and ad hoc network of all of the displays, monitors, and screens of all these devices. I want to start a document in my laptop, easily share it with my coworker’s on his cubicle and his screen to proof read it, and demo it to my boss on an iPad. We can simulate this in a very haphazard sort of way via email, but I am not talking of manually copying a file around on a network drive to accomplish this, I am talking about being able to leverage other devices screens and CPUs in an effortless fashion.