The Internet of Things is rapidly gaining ground as an ever-greater number of objects around us – ranging from refrigerators to medical devices – are becoming capable of exchanging data not only amongst themselves, but also with other intelligent devices.
Technoliquidity, a new book published by two Italian psychology experts, postulates that entertainment technology, such as video games, has triggered an evolutionary leap, just like the written word did 3,000 years ago.
”It has changed our memory, our brain has lost certain connections. Some circuits have been lost and others have developed, circuits that are more closely linked to perception.”
Indeed, in today’s world of complex systems, big data and massive analytical capability, we should remember to step back and remember that innovation can – and often does – arise from simple human ingenuity.
A beloved science fiction series told us – Generation X – that our mission was to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life forms and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.
Today, the baton has been handed to a new generation. This is Media a la Millennial!
Item #1 – Pope Benedict XVI now has a twitter address – @pontifex (or eight if you examine his first seven followers) – and is gearing up to promote Christian dogma to infinity and beyond!
Item #2 – UK daily The Guardian has announced a new *live* blog: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge expecting baby – live coverage.
All in all, quite a day.
December 3, 2012