Information Technology and the Future of Cities
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Apr20-11, 01:32 PM
I don't believe it. As long as I have been an adult I have seen repeated predictions that some new technology would replace face-to-face
and hierarchical structures with distributed centerless networks. This started back in the late 40's with the video phone, which was gong to take over the world. It never happened; humans are a band oriented species; we like close contact and hierarchies. Thanks to minds, individuals can buck this default, but the greater number will accede to it.
I agree, we like the face to face, but it's no doubt that new technologies have taken away some tof this time.