Thanks to John Pederson, again, for leading me to another great video (and to Scott McLeod for leading John to it!). This simple, black-and-white video paints a vivid, colorful portrait of the changing of society that is happening as a result of evolving technologies.
A couple of questions came to mind when viewing the video.
- Has the read/write web really produced a dramatic shift in societal values from getting rich to “socializing and getting recognition?” What will be the economic system that our children will enter, when Web 2.0 is so focused on sharing and openness?
- The video asserts that the new web is good for “Equality because knowledge can be set free to help people who need it but cannot pay.” While true, how will they utilize this knowledge without equitable access? In other words, what will we as a society do to help provide the tools of access required to get to all of these wonderful resources?