Read news & blogs about how technology is changing us, as individuals and as a society.
We are undergoing a profound change as a society, caused by technology. We are entering a new phase of humanity – Human 2.0.
With powerful, cheap computers, connected globally, the web is no longer a destination, it is an interface between people – levelling the playing field for everyone; we are all creators now, with a global audience and a toolbox of powerful cloud-based services on hand.
Thanks to mobile technology and electronic money, new paradigms are emerging: open government, augmented reality, knowledge marketplaces, data visualizations, biometrics, and non-geographic communities.
These are exciting times. We are learning how to be a digital, connected society. But it is not enough to observe; new technologies can be used against us – device controls, identity databases, censorship, surveillance and platform lock-ins.
As citizens of this new age we must stay well-informed, participate in the debate and make conscientious decisions which technologies we will invite into our lives, and which we will resist.
Human 2.0 is a blog which will help you dig deeper into this profound change we are undergoing, but more than that, it's the start of a conversation. We hope you'll join us.