Monday, March 13, 2006

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Victoria Vesna’s chapter on time and community is a good article about where the future of networking might go. Instead of focusing on unrealistic and fictional accounts of where digital mediums might go, Vesna concentrates on concrete and realistic occurrences of today and how they might impact the future. She simplifies it here: “we have the option of collaborating with people whom we never even meet, and consciously plan projects in which the audience become an integral part of the piece and even play an important role in its development.”

My Big Question is simply this: how will future networks affect our lives? Today, the internet has a prominent role in people’s lives, but it still does not control (most of us). I think this might change, but (in relation to Vesna’s article) in what way?

3 Comments:

At 7:08 PM, Blogger Steve said...

The Internet does have a big role in peoples lives. I don't know how big a part it is to people outside college. I know I like my high speed Internet and helps me stay connected to the world. I know alot of people that get all media from the Internet. I'm sure we will eventually get to the point where its a bigger role in our lives. Let just hope we don't go overboard with Internet life.

 
At 12:41 PM, Blogger Taco said...

Ever since I got involved in tcom my sophmore year of high school I foresaw the the internet and its impact on Hollywood. When my family first got Cable internet the next year, I knew that some day we would have fiber optic networks instead of cable (coax or cat5). I only knew the stuff existed in the audio field at the time though.

With rapid network speed and reliability increase, comes commerce. Just like Eisenhower and the interstates after WW2. Hollywood will become more and more decentralized as larger and larger files can be swapped from location to location in shorter and shorter amounts of time. Now translate this to other fields. Television...software... I mean, it's endless.

The future: Nanotechnology on the internet. Instead of buying printer cartridges, we'll buy cartridges full of "nano factories." Just like the nano technology research that's going on in relation to humans, I think that some day we'll be able to print out a thing, not a paper. Say I order a cheeseburger over the internet. I D/L the huge data file and the nano factories assemble themselves into the blueprint for a cheeseburger and out pops an edible, cheesy, fattening goodness.

 
At 2:39 AM, Blogger Addy said...

I also think the same like, With rapid network speed and reliability increase, comes commerce. Just like Eisenhower and the interstates after WW2. Hollywood will become more and more decentralized as larger and larger files can be swapped from location to location in shorter and shorter amounts of time. thanks

Addy@ Managed Print Services

 

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