An elite group of industry leaders from an assortment of technology-related fields gather together here to speculate about the implications of the technology for business, entertainment, science, engineering and education after 2020, when computers will be everywhere and almost completely invisible, These futurists focus on exploring how information technology will be reshaping our world. What will business and society be like when technology has completely saturated the events of everyday life? The relationship between man and machine, man and information, and information and machine is going to have radical consequences (both positive and negative) on future generations. This title consists of essays by 11 visionaries, derived from the March 2001 Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) conference. The book offers strategic direction on the future of our world saturated with computers and networks.
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How Tomorrow's Technologies Will Impact Your LifeFrom the IT Leaders Who Are Laying the Foundations
Before you can build a future, you must first envision it. The Invisible Future is like a roundtable dialogue with 22 of today's high-tech thought leaders, examining existing and proposed technologies to discuss how they will dramatically impact life in the coming decades.
All agree on one pointtechnology is facilitating a new business, social, and cultural landscape. Each discusses particular features of that landscape. For example:
In the provocative and illuminating The Invisible Future, several of today's IT thought leaders describe a world in which technology is destined to become an even more ubiquitous component of our everyday lives. They discuss how the future might look and sound based on current technologies and innovation curves, and they help you formulate your own vision of tomorrow, as well as develop a plan for your place in that continually changing world.
Drawn from presentations given at the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) conference Beyond Cyberspace, A Journey of Many Directions features the thoughts and findings of 27 visionary scientists, business leaders, and futurists, including:
Essential reading for executives, decision-makers, and anyone interested in the future of technology, The Invisible Future features essays that are as wide-ranging and powerful as the topics they discuss. It takes you inside the minds of today's most brilliant and original thinkers and gets you ready to understand and excel in tomorrow's worlda world that will reserve its greatest rewards for those who have "seen" and prepared for it.About the Author:
Peter J. Denning, Ph.D., is professor of computer science and chair of the Information Technology Council at George Mason University. One of today's leading futurists and IT thought leaders, he was a pioneer in the early development of operating systems throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Over the past three decades, Dr. Denning has held numerous leadership positions in the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He has published six books, including Talking Back to the Machine and Beyond Calculation, and over 280 articles on computers, networks, and operating systems.
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is the world's foremost educational and scientific computing society for professionals and students. Founded in 1947, ACM today has over 80,000 members.
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