The way people follow the news has undergone major changes over the years. In measuring each of these various aspects of digitization, we find relatively large disparities even among big companies Based on these measures, a few sectors are highly digitized—for example, financial services, media, and the tech sector itself. Based on the time when Facebook was still releasing data (this time is now gone) we know that in 2009 users spent 500 billion minutes per month.
Technology has made a great impression on communication. It is no wonder that e-waste and Green IT are topping the charts as the primary initiative for technology and trends in 2008. Based on your Role IQ, we’ll recommend learning opportunities to help you fill skills gaps and get to the next level.
As in all moments of major technological change, people, companies, and institutions feel the depth of the change, but they are often overwhelmed by it, out of sheer ignorance of its effects. When we think about ‘technology’—a weird and wonderful, shape-shifting concept—we are quick to invoke ideas of time as a determinant.
The method being trialled by Chinese police is based on technology from a company called Watrix, and relies on the use of video surveillance footage to analyse a person’s movements as they walk. But people do not live a virtual reality, indeed it is a real virtuality, since social practices, sharing, mixing, and living in society is facilitated in the virtuality, in what I called time ago the space of flows” (Castells 1996).
Any process of major technological change generates its own mythology. Technology-based planning is what was used to build the US industrial giants before WWII (e.g., Dow , DuPont , GM ) and it is what was used to transform the US into a superpower It was not economic-based planning.