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The Cyberspace

30 Aug

During the 20th century, there’s no doubt that technologies evolved rapidly. It changed the way the industry of almost all fields work, how we communicate, to even how we socialize. Dyson et. al (1994) mentioned that “socially, putting advanced computing power in the hands of entire populations will alleviate pressure on highways, reduce air pollution, allow people to live further away from crowded or dangerous urban areas, and expand family time.” Now in the 21st century, it doesn’t differ. With such technologies available now and making use of cyberspace, communicating with others don’t have to be physically done anymore. We do not have to travel far distance to keep in contact with friends, even though we live in the edge of the world, all we need is a mobile device or a computer with internet access and distance if no more a factor. I still do believe that having verbal communication with another person physically there would be more genuine but it would be ridiculous to spend hundreds or thousands, or to travel by car for hours to just have a word or two with friends or relatives. Using these technologies is the best alternative to keep them close.

Another interesting point that was mention by Dyson et. al (1994) is that “cyberspace will play an important role knitting together in the diverse communities of tomorrow, facilitating the creation of “electronic neighborhoods” bound together not by geography but by shared interests.” as mentioned before, distance is no longer a factor in socializing with millions around the world. Having social sites in the Internet or forums allow us to make friends with common interest easily. It both works almost the same way, register for an account, join a group of your interest, and start socializing, it’s that easy. As Marshall McLuhan defines the global network as a “global village”.

It is almost impossible to foresee the future of technologies and the cyberspace, but looking at how advance technologies are these days, whatever that comes next it wouldn’t be a surprise anymore. We are constantly looking for gadgets or machines that helps us work less but do more at the same time, so manufacturing companies or industries would stop at nothing to satisfy that need.

Reference.

Dyson, E, Gilder, G, Keyworth, G & Toffler, A 1994, Cyberspace and the American Dream: A Magna Carta for the Knowledge Age, accessed 30/8/2012,http://www.pff.org/issues-pubs/futureinsights/fi1.2magnacarta.html

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5 Comments

Posted by on August 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

5 responses to “The Cyberspace

  1. irenechia

    September 3, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    I like the sentence that you mentioned, ‘whatever that comes next it wouldn’t be a surprise anymore’. Indeed, we wouldn’t be surprise if any new gadgets or machines that come out in next generation is more high tech compare to today’s gadgets. People nowadays always wish to work less get more. For instance, iPhone has came out with iPhone 3G, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5. The device is getting thinner and lighter to make people feel convenience. Due to the never-ending wants from human being, who knows the next iPhone might be thinner like a paper or glass with more functions available. 🙂

     
  2. cleochong

    September 9, 2012 at 6:28 am

    Interesting, I like the term “electronic neighbourhoods”. In the past everyone is distance just because we live in a different society and country. But with cyberspace, that allows the creation of Facebook and Twitter, allows us to be closer to one another through internet. Good way in saying the simple steps in joining groups through websites. It is easy and and the work we have to do is lesser each year as technology improve. Good Job!

     
  3. renesha90

    September 9, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Totally agree with the point stated on the post, with today advance technology a lot of people are doing long distance relationship. What keep the relationship going is the technology like Skype, whatsapp and so on. Technology these day have give us the opportunity to keep in touch with everyone in the world, just by a simple click.

     
  4. aryssafahmy

    September 9, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Good job, Jonathan. I definitely agree on “With such technologies available now and making use of cyberspace, communicating with others don’t have to be physically done anymore.” With Skype, Twitter, Facebook and etc etc, we are able to communicate with other people despite the distance.

     
  5. ramconvergmedia

    September 30, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    I agree, today’s advance technology is allowing a lot of people to communicate over long distances, and even create long distance relationships. What keeps the relationship going is the technologies like Skype, Facebook, twitter and so on. Technology these days have given us the opportunity to keep in touch with everyone in the world, at the click of the button or mouse. I also agree that “With such technologies available now and making use of cyberspace, communicating with others don’t have to be physically done anymore.” With Skype, Twitter, Facebook and etcetera, we are able to communicate with other people despite the distance, without the need of face-to-face contact. – Commented by Ram Peow Loong Naidu

     

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