From Linda Stone's Supernova 2005 address via Nat at O'Reilly Radar.
The next aphrodisiac is committed full-attention focus. In this new area, experiencing this engaged attention is to feel alive. Trusted filters, trusted protectors, trusted concierge, human or technical, removing distractions and managing boundaries, filtering signal from noise, enabling meaningful connections, that make us feel secure, are the opportunity for the next generation. Opportunity will be the tools and technologies to take our power back.
Tools such as RSS feeds, aggregators etc. have enhanced the ability to channel large quantities of information. The challenge is how to filter the information to focus on quality and relevance.