Mission Future – Subconference of Ars Electronica

Today we are at Mission Future. MISSION FUTURE seeks to show the extent to which the vision of a sharing economy is already a reality. After all, Linux and Wikipedia have long since attained the status of classics, but they’re not the only ones. Projects like Android (Google), Java (Sun Microsystems), Open Moco, Open Design and Open Cola show what’s afoot here. Swarm intelligence practiced in the real world isn’t just the privilege of start-ups. More and more major players are committed to this principle. So—sharing is king. Whoever shares, wins. On one hand, MISSION FUTURE is presenting practitioners of the sharing economy from brand-name corporations, especially those like SAP, Vodafone and Austrian Airlines that work together with the Ars Electronica Futurelab. On the other hand, this is a chance to hear from startups that are already giving the big boys a run for their money. Visionaries and creative masterminds will elaborate on the trends of greatest significance for tomorrow and run down the most vibrant and relevant projects and ideas emerging right now…

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