"Learn from science that you must doubt the experts. . . Science
is the belief in the ignorance of experts. . . Each generation that discovers
something from its experiences must pass that on, but it must pass it on
with a delicate balance of respect and disrespect, so that the race . .
. does not inflict its errors too rigidly on its youth, but it does pass
on the accumulated wisdom plus the wisdom that it may not be wisdom."
WHAT IS SCIENCE?; Richard Feynman
As the rate of change continues to increase, how will the enterprise
of the 21st century stay on the "cutting edge" of science and
technology? What environments, processes and tools will be most condusive
to staying requisite with scientific progress and technological breakthroughs?
In what ways do science and technology influence the leadership and management
of the 21st century enterprise?
is said that the paperless office is as probable as the paperless bathroom.
The recent introduction of paperless toilets and smart bathrooms by Japanese
manufacturers should serve as warning that significant change is coming
in the office as well." PARADIGM SHIFT; Don Tapscott and Art Caston, 1993
The paperless office is . . .
fifty to a hundred years a new class of organisms is likely to emerge.
These organisms will be artificial in the sense that they will originally
be designed by humans. However, they will reproduce, and will evolve into
something other than their original form; they will be 'alive' under any
reasonable definition of the word. . . The advent of artificial life will
be the most significant historical event since the emergence of human beings.
. ." James Doyne Farmer, taken from ARTIFICIAL LIFE; Steven Levy, 1992
These forms of artificial life will profoundly alter our commonly held
views of reality . . .
is the first society in history of which it can be said that life has moved
inside media. The average person, watching television for five hours per
day, is physically engaged with - looking at and experiencing - a machine.
To that extent, the person is not relating to anything else in the environment.
But the environment of TV is not static, it is aggressive. It enters people's
minds and leaves images within, which people then carry permanently. So
television is an external environment that becomes an internal, mental
environment. . . The situation is so odd that it lends itself to science
fiction descriptions." IN THE ABSENCE OF THE SACRED; Jerry Mander, 1991
Will the convergence of technologies such as telecommunications, virtual
reality and multi-media significantly alter television programming and
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