Tuesday, September 08, 2015

The Future of Communication and Technology

In the 1960s, Paul Baran, one of the founders of the Institute for the Future, envisioned a move from centralized communications to a distributed system, where nodes would automatically route packets of information to final destinations distributed across the globe—a network architecture, that over the last several decades, has formed the backbone for today’s Internet.

This move from centralized to distributed systems is transforming institutions, economies, and how we coordinate to get things done.

Looking out to 2025, we can see the outlines of a transformation in communications that will be equally profound: we will be marketing to machines, receiving messages from our bodies, and reinventing how we communicate, collaborate, persuade, and build relationships in a hyper-connected and distributed world where everything is becoming media.

- See more at: http://www.iftf.org/future-now/article-detail/when-everything-is-media-the-future-of-communication-and-technology/#sthash.gqM3yK0T.dpuf
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