The 2012 lecture was delivered by Dr Hermann Hauser CBE, serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Amadeus Capital Partners.
There have been 5 waves of computing so far: mainframe, minicomputer, workstation, PCs and now mobile plus cloud computing.
In this talk Dr Hauser concentrated on the 5th wave of computing and demonstrated the dramatic changes that are associated with a new wave. This always includes the arrival of new players and the spectacular broadening of the user base and uses of computers.
They are not even called computers anymore but smartphones and tablets. There is an improvement in user interfaces which makes the interaction with computers more human and widens their appeal even further. The lecture finished with a few speculations about the future.