Category Archives: Technologies and Technology Impacts

Will your clothes have IP addresses?

How will various industries be impacted when everything (appliances, parts, even the clothes that you wear) has its own IP address – for example, banks, hospitals, and shipping companies?

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judgment, intuition, data dependence, and decisionmaking!

Park’s article states that “Ubiquitous computing will increase the number of decisions per day, constantly changing schedules and priorities.” What are the implications to the workforce of tomorrow in your part of the world and elsewhere? Related question – will … Continue reading

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How small can you think?

One trend examined by Vedin is nanotech. Will nanotech lead to small scale economies – and with what impact on business culture, community, and the way we live and work?

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universal connectivity vs. geographic community — which will win?

In what ways will universal connectivity impact communities and the sense of community – especially considering that even now, an increasing number of people have friends all over the world but barely know their geographic neighbors. What is the long-term … Continue reading

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beyond hypertext and the Internet

What is the next information frontier after the Internet and hypertext, which themselves represent an evolution beyond the conventional printed media and linear narrative?  What will be its impacts?

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In what ways will the Information Age shape us?

The topic: Implications of the Information Age. Information overload, the explosion of knowledge, and the information age itself have already made pervasive changes in the way people live and work. For example: Peer-reviewed journals often accept and publish research that … Continue reading

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