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Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 23 December 2005

 



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Horizontal Knowledge
WeblogGurteen Knowledge Log
Posted DateFriday 23 December 2005 07:51 GMT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen
Linkshttp://www.techcentralstation.com/060403A.html 
PeopleEuan Semple, Seth Godin, Glenn Harlan Reynolds 

Thanks to Euan Semple and Seth Godin to pointing me to this article by Glenn Harlan Reynolds.

The interesting point that Glenn makes is that the web is ten years old or so and ten years ago we could never have predicted what we see today nor indeed control it. The web has 'emerged' from "lots of smart people, loosely coordinating their actions with each other". Quite a phenomena!

This is how Glenn concludes the article:
As the world grows more interconnected, more and more people have access to knowledge and coordination. Yet we continue to underestimate the revolutionary potential of this simple fact. Heck, we underestimate the revolutionary reality of it, in the form of things we already take for granted, like Wi-Fi and Google.

But I'm not a wild-eyed visionary. As a result, I'm going to make a very conservative prediction: that the next ten years will see revolutions that make Wi-Fi and Google look tame, and that in short order we'll take those for granted, too. It's a safe bet.
I am sure he is right - its a safe bet. But what are we going to see over the next ten years now that we have a few clues - is it any the more predictable?



If you are interested in Knowledge Management, the Knowledge Café or the role of conversation in organizational life then you my be interested in this online book I am writing on Conversational Leadership
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