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Cisco Announces the Winners of the “Cisco@25, Cisco In 25” Video Contest

It’s been a little over three months since we first introduced the “Cisco@25, Cisco In 25” video contest asking participants to submit a video answering the question, “where do you see technology going in 25 years?”  All of our participants did a fantastic job producing their videos and then promoting them across the social web! Thank you to all who participated in the contest!

Now the wait is over! I am pleased to announce the five winners of the “Cisco@25, Cisco In 25” video contest! The winners all received brand new Flip Slide HD camcorders! Check out their video submissions below. Which one is your favorite?

Tyler Thompson’s Prediction: Integrated grid safety systems for the highways and tablet based learning stations

Corbin JT’s Prediction: Voice-activated ordering and then having it delivered to the front door

Cisco 2035’s Prediction: Cisco will develop Forward Inverse Backcasting (The FIB Protocol)

TS Film’s Prediction: Wireless electricity, interactive living and cybernetic implants

Dimitar Krstevski’s Prediction: Electrical cars in massive use, mobile phones displaying holographic images and advances in medicine such as cures for cancer and AIDS

Congratulations to all of our winners! Think you have a better answer? Well, now I pose the question to the rest of you… “Where do you see technology going in 25 years?” I would love to hear from you! Comment below and let us know your answer!

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It’s Not Too Late to Submit a Video for the “Cisco@25, Cisco In 25” Video Contest!

It’s been almost two months since we first launched the “Cisco@25, Cisco In 25” video contest! Thank you to all who have participated in the contest. We have received some funny, interesting and very insightful videos in response to the question, “where do you see technology going in 25 years?”

However, we still have a few days left in the contest! It’s not too late to submit your video response and be in the running to win a brand new Flip slide HD camcorder! All you need to do is submit a video response answering where you see technology going in 25 years. It’s so simple and we want to hear from you!

If you need a little inspiration check out three new video responses below and let us know what you think. You can also check out all of the video responses underneath our contest promotion video on YouTube.  Be sure to read the contest guidelines and official rules for the directions on how to submit your video response and become one of the winners of the “Cisco@25, Cisco In 25” video contest!

Can’t wait to see your video responses! You have five days! Ready…GO!

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Blogging at 30,000 Feet: What’s Next?

September 22, 2010 at 12:00 pm PST

I’m currently enjoying in-flight wireless access on United Airlines on my way from San Francisco to New York City.  I have work to do, but now I can be connected and do it.  Technology enables me to be more productive and I appreciate that and I know my employer appreciates that.

Twenty five years ago the idea of having communications connectivity while in flight was preposterous because we didn’t really even have connectivity. Heck, 25 years ago, Cisco was just founded, so network connectivity at that point was largely reserved for research universities and defense departments.  The Internet and web browsing as we know them now did not exist. 

What will technology bring in 25 more years?  Cisco has some ideas around quantum routing (follow @DaveTheFuturist for more on this), holographic TelePresence (see: Obi-Wan Kenobi and Star Trek), and, in general, a smaller, connected, efficient, productive world brought together by the network for the betterment of society.

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