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Adelo Vant

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Is the cultural anthropological impact of technology and information changing?

Future: Information creates social change and technology application?
Legacy: Technology creates social change and information application!

Do government, academic, economic, and industry leaders understand an Information Society Environment (ISE) will impact technology spending, require information compliance by hardware, software and standards?

Will government, academic, economic, and industry leaders be changed or impacted by an ISE dynamics, social/cultural boundary and borders flexibility?

Will the ISE be as disruptive (more or less) to society/culture, governments, academics, economics, and industry as 1900...2000 digital and telecommunications information technology ... hardware and software?

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Closing Statement from Adelo Vant

Presently valuable information is lumped together in an information pile by most, but not all folks. IOW: Human gnome information for most folks is like all outer information not very useful. In the future as metadata/structure is added to information far more people will discover and use available information for presently unknown and unique purposes.

Legal mandates by governments or societies will be a waste of time, like the present war on drugs, the past prohibitions on booze and sex, and the concerns on printable guns. I like a few others (are not nihilist) expect the future will be far better, because information discovery and use will be uncontrollable by any means, and information application controllable by all folks. Maybe government will eventually be pure DEMOCRACY, which should scare the heck out of the powers that be presently.

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    May 11 2013: Yes.

    As more people have devices avaliable to allienate them from other people, there will be less use for governments other than as a regulating function. If I could use a robot or could purchase items on line and have them delivered to my home at an affordable price, (or build them with a printer device), I'd probably never leave home. This means less fuel used for transportation by individuals and growing fuel inventories. If I could print my own food and water from simple amino acids to my liking, it means less farming and other agricultural facilities.

    In short, we may have to regulate how fast technology progresses, in order to prevent the wholesale collapse of a system of trade and social regulation to keep from dissolving into social chaos.
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      May 13 2013: Yes, I agree, regulating technology progresses/innovation would sustain the "status quo" of hubris in business-government.

      So, why prevent the wholesale collapse of a system of trade and social regulation?

      An Information Society Environment (ISE) is the most culturally disruptive advancement possible, and only dangerous to the present "status quo" of hubris in US, EU, RU, CN ….
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        May 14 2013: Why kill the dog because it has fleas? Couldn't we just remove the fleas from the dog?
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      May 13 2013: Oh, Thanks

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