To end off my series on the ways that the digital world is interlacing with the physical world I thought it would be appropriate to mention that although things are changing pretty fast in North America, not everyone is so fortunate. Check out the following infographic from OnlineITdegree.net to get a sense of global digital disparity:
In contrast, its hard not to get excited about the visions of digital utopia from the big tech companies, but as we look forward to the promised land flowing with digital integration and supposed simplicity, let’s remember that in order for us to enjoy such luxuries, others have to have very little.
The first vision of Digital Eden is from Corning, the second is from Microsoft:
- Utopia is creepy (Nicholas Carr)