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    Do you think ever advancing technologies allowing for fast transfer of informations is problematic?

    If so, what are the nature of the problems? What would you have done differently than what advances have already been made, if any?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ms. Kensington
    If so, what are the nature of the problems?
    The movie "Paycheck" comes to mind after reading this question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cracka
    Quote Originally Posted by Ms. Kensington
    If so, what are the nature of the problems?
    The movie "Paycheck" comes to mind after reading this question.
    oh, i haven't seen it. What do you mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ms. Kensington
    Do you think ever advancing technologies allowing for fast transfer of informations is problematic?

    If so, what are the nature of the problems? What would you have done differently than what advances have already been made, if any?
    It widens the international disparity gaps as far as I know. Those without technology are at mercy of the "haves" due to it. Information is now a prime resource. It has resource value. And so on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jadae
    Quote Originally Posted by Ms. Kensington
    Do you think ever advancing technologies allowing for fast transfer of informations is problematic?

    If so, what are the nature of the problems? What would you have done differently than what advances have already been made, if any?
    It widens the international disparity gaps as far as I know. Those without technology are at mercy of the "haves" due to it. Information is now a prime resource. It has resource value. And so on...
    A natural consequence of any great innovation, there will always be groups left behind, either due to extreme stubborness or cultural isolation. They will either manage by themselves, assimilate, or die off.

    As far as information as a resource, the Internet and similar conventions have pretty much ensured information will never be a scarce resource.

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    Default Re: Thoughts on the Information Age.

    Quote Originally Posted by cogsci
    Quote Originally Posted by Jadae
    Quote Originally Posted by Ms. Kensington
    Do you think ever advancing technologies allowing for fast transfer of informations is problematic?

    If so, what are the nature of the problems? What would you have done differently than what advances have already been made, if any?
    It widens the international disparity gaps as far as I know. Those without technology are at mercy of the "haves" due to it. Information is now a prime resource. It has resource value. And so on...
    A natural consequence of any great innovation, there will always be groups left behind, either due to extreme stubborness or cultural isolation. They will either manage by themselves, assimilate, or die off.

    As far as information as a resource, the Internet and similar conventions have pretty much ensured information will never be a scarce resource.
    Unless someone finds a way to control the flow, then it could be bought and sold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cogsci
    Quote Originally Posted by Jadae
    Quote Originally Posted by Ms. Kensington
    Do you think ever advancing technologies allowing for fast transfer of informations is problematic?

    If so, what are the nature of the problems? What would you have done differently than what advances have already been made, if any?
    It widens the international disparity gaps as far as I know. Those without technology are at mercy of the "haves" due to it. Information is now a prime resource. It has resource value. And so on...
    A natural consequence of any great innovation, there will always be groups left behind, either due to extreme stubborness or cultural isolation. They will either manage by themselves, assimilate, or die off.

    As far as information as a resource, the Internet and similar conventions have pretty much ensured information will never be a scarce resource.
    I knew you'd chime in with that :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by cogsci

    As far as information as a resource, the Internet and similar conventions have pretty much ensured information will never be a scarce resource.

    Information as a resource is above and beyond the internet. For example, the health industry is largely an information-age resource. It is selling communication or the services of those with high-end education that is communication-related. Many specialized fields would not exist without a massive amount of aquired information that others do not posess.

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    The biggest problem imo is that rash descisions might be made because you will have the ability to execute your will so quickly. Under normal circumstances you might be forced to reconsider your descisions because of natural barriers such as the amount of time it takes to get a certain chain of actions going or sleep or something. For example if you wish to go to war you need to spend time gathering and allocating resources and so forth and possibly producing the arms you will need. If you can build an uber submarine in 3 days rather than many months then you do not have as much time to reconsider your actions. Also, war fatigue won't set in for hundreds of thousands of cycles of executed combat if human processing does not grow to match manufacturing ability at an even pace. Personally, I think the biggest problem will be waste.

    In the information age the cost of educational resources will be almost nil and you could easily provide such to people who lack them so that the information gather rate of the human race increases much faster than it would were we to just let people develop at their own pace. I believe we will become more intertwined and that we will invest in other people's infrastructure in order to bolster our own gains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro-the-Lion
    I believe we will become more intertwined and that we will invest in other people's infrastructure in order to bolster our own gains.
    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ms. Kensington
    Do you think ever advancing technologies allowing for fast transfer of informations is problematic?

    If so, what are the nature of the problems? What would you have done differently than what advances have already been made, if any?
    It is that some people misunderstand they can understand something without using their own cortices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ms. Kensington
    Quote Originally Posted by cracka
    Quote Originally Posted by Ms. Kensington
    If so, what are the nature of the problems?
    The movie "Paycheck" comes to mind after reading this question.
    oh, i haven't seen it. What do you mean?
    it's a movie where ben affleck is a type of designer and gets in on some project where they build a machine that sees the future, kinda. so, he builds this machine and sees the future that the world goes to war and the world pretty much goes to shit, because someone actually saw a war in the future with this machine and started a war before the other war etc...so he does all in his power to stop anyone from using the machine.
    that's a quite condensed synopsis of it though...i actually liked the movie and would suggest it as a rental.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cogsci
    As far as information as a resource, the Internet and similar conventions have pretty much ensured information will never be a scarce resource.
    Unfortunately, this also means that there is little to no qualifying of so called "information". The internet and ease of printing out materials (books, magazines, journals, newsletters, etc) have allowed just about anybody to put out anything without any kind of qualifying status.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anndelise
    Quote Originally Posted by cogsci
    As far as information as a resource, the Internet and similar conventions have pretty much ensured information will never be a scarce resource.
    Unfortunately, this also means that there is little to no qualifying of so called "information". The internet and ease of printing out materials (books, magazines, journals, newsletters, etc) have allowed just about anybody to put out anything without any kind of qualifying status.
    Yeah. This forum is a result of information age. Good or bad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anndelise
    Quote Originally Posted by cogsci
    As far as information as a resource, the Internet and similar conventions have pretty much ensured information will never be a scarce resource.
    Unfortunately, this also means that there is little to no qualifying of so called "information". The internet and ease of printing out materials (books, magazines, journals, newsletters, etc) have allowed just about anybody to put out anything without any kind of qualifying status.
    I can not see the free flow of information as anything but beneficial to civilization. The alternative is censorship.

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