I just saw the Google Buzz launch presentation. It really reinforced for me that we are accelerating toward the learning layer. Many of the features I discuss in the book that will have such a transforming aspect for businesses are being applied in Buzz in their most basic form. For example, the increasingly strong integration of social networking and content, generating recommendations with useful explanations, and recommendations based on the automatic awareness of location.
Now, these features will need to be extended in their capabilities and augmented with additional features, to get us to the learning layer. But Buzz is another signal the learning layer is near . . .