Virtual Worlds As Disruptive Innovation

This week Mitch Kapor, one of the most influential innovator of the past 30 years, gives the third presentation in a series which is

A comparative look at the origins, development, and impact of major information technology platforms of the past three decades from the perspective of a leading entrepreneur and software designer who has played a major role in each of them.

UC Berkeley School of Information | About – Disruptive Innovations I Have Known and Loved – Part 3: Virtual Worlds

Everyone knows who Bill Gates is and quite a few know who Steve Jobs is, but many people don’t know or are only vaguely familiar with Mitch Kapor who is in some ways more influential than Gates or Jobs. Through his involvement in Firefox, Second Life, EFF and other projects, he has a strong connections with very large communities of social change agents. Last year Mitch spoke about Second Life as a disruptive innovation, but a lot has happened since then and I expect this week’s presentation to be insightful.

Audio Links  for Parts I & II

Disruptive Innovations I Have Known and Loved Part II – The Internet

Disruptive Innovations I Have Known and Loved Part I – The Personal Computer

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