Editor's Notebook: Am I ready for this?
The same will go for your home. One device resembling a cross between your television and computer will deliver programming and entertainment upon demand and amazing, interactive, immersive environments that will be the evolution of the current gaming industry. As Joan Van Tassel discusses in "What's A Digital Media Futurist?" this day will come. But what is even more fascinating to think about is what we can't yet even imagine, that will arrive on our doorsteps in the future, neatly packaged as "the next best thing," and all contributing to the growing global digital network of communication. Information will never be lost (as Dr. Toon touches upon in his article this month), properties will be leveraged across all forms of media easily (as Artworld UK is already doing) and our entertainment opportunities and access to knowledge will be almost infinite. The digital world, as Ms. Van Tassel says, will be as large as the real world. How the technological players will make this happen and how the ripples of economic impact will play out over the next fifty to one hundred years are all to be seen. What is known, is that this is happening as we speak. Slowly, but surely, all of the pieces needed for this new media world are taking shape. Business-wise some will lose and some will win, but all of us will dramatically change how we do basic daily tasks.
I am sure that the book that comes with these devices will be 300 pages long. But, in the meantime, before these new age gadgets arrive, all we can try to do is stay as current as possible and keep our eye on the long run picture. I am sure, one day, someone will say, "Here, Kenyon." And then, I swear, I'll be organized.
Until Next Time,