i in the Sky: Visions of the Information Future

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Alison Scammell
Routledge, Nov 12, 2012 - Reference - 320 pages

i in the Sky is a collection of essays by more than 40 experts, including such leading writers as Charles Handy, Don Tapscott, and Kevin Warwick, giving their personal vision of the future of information. Information here is given its widest meaning and includes such subjects as the Internet, electronic commerce, cybernetics, robotics, artificial intelligence, and even computers as fashion accessories. Information as phenomenon pervades all areas of life, and its evolution has consequences for everyone. Many of the essays have as their central themes the future of computer intelligence; library and information services; interactive Internet marketing; networked learning in higher education; the linking of technology enabling remote and online communication to the deconstruction of the modern corporation; artificial intelligence; scholarly communication; smart houses; intelligent appliances; etc.

 

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Contents

1 Darwin Among the Books
1
2 The Man With XRay Arms And Other SkinRipping Yarns
8
3 As I See It The Future of Information
15
4 Maintaining a Balance?
18
5 No Limits
29
6 Information Everywhere
35
Substance With Style
43
8 The Future of Information Access
51
23 Toward a Sustainable Science of Information
152
An Agenda for Information Specialists
162
The Future of Library and Information Services
169
Content Structure Publication
177
27 Helping Small Business Encounter Information
185
28 Information Communication and the EGeneration
191
29 Work Information Technology and Sustainability
195
30 How Will Future Information Technology Affect Me? A Personal User Perspective
204

9 Marketing in the Digital Economy
55
10 Assessing the Impact of Information in the Digital Age
61
Digital Information Feeds the Business Ecosystem
66
12 A Cup HalfFull
74
Academic Entrepreneurs and the Future for Information
81
14 Why We Need a Science of Information
93
15 Net Effect On the 21st Century
101
16 Yesterdays Tomorrows
104
17 Why the Knowledge Revolution Needs a Cultural Revolution
111
Charting the Future
117
19 Information Ontologies for a Digital World
128
20 The Information Specialist as Fulcrum
133
21 Experiential Documents and the Technologies of Remembrance
140
22 Waking the Giant The Internet and Information Revolution in Africa
147
31 The Future of Scholarly Skywriting
216
32 From the Satisfaction of Basic Needs to Information Literate Societies
219
The Future of Information is Now
227
34 Marchers in Time
234
35 Chinese Web
240
36 The Revolution Will Be Customised
247
37 Information Wars F is for Fake
253
38 Musings On the Future of Information
263
39 Creating Creators
270
The Future of Information and Disability
276
41 Human Error
284
Notes on Contributors
293
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