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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?


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 16 2013: There is a sort of daunting over-choice that is present with all the technology. People have all this readily information available from the internet at their fingertips. A result of this is a subconscious anxiety. People being anxious and intimidated from this over-choice choose to stick to a habitual action and have a safe ground of familiarity. This explains why people route to social media kinds of things. Technology also parallels to people brains. Because technology makes tasks shorter, people can accomplish a reward with less effort. With sort of positive reinforcement operant conditioning, mixed with generalization learning people will believe short cuts make rewards quicker. People develop this idea into every day tasks and everyone slowly becomes lazy because they know the minimum effort to make themselves feel rewarded. This may not be all true but this is just my take on how our culture slowly became as an effect of technology.
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      May 22 2013: Readily discoverable and available information at the fingertips on the internet is not possible today.

      Social media as presently modeled is an everything-bin for whatever. Social media websites of the future will be far more focused communities with common and specific information interest.

      Technology is a tool. Information is the sustenance for communities, activities, collaboration, synergy ... the brain. IOW: A national science information archive has a paper on warp-bubbles, but can you or most folks interested find the subject paper for reference, discussion, or reading? Answer: No

      In the near future, about +10 years, the whole (or parts) community with interest in any subject will have immediate availability of associated information for collaboration and resultant derivatives / synergy.

      In an Information Society Environment (ISE) cultures will change, because information is instantly discoverable and available, not the ubiquitous background technology.

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