Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Excerpt from Digital Destiny

By: Jeff Chester

Introduction: Communications at the

We are on the eve of the emergence of the most powerful media and communications system ever developed. A flood of compelling video images propelled by the interactivity of the Internet will be delivered through digital TVs, PCs, cell phones, digital video recorders, iPods, and countless mobile devices. These technologies will surround us, immerse us, always be on, wherever we are—at home, work, or play.We will have access, if we can afford it, to an ever-expanding array of news, entertainment, and communications from around the world. Much of the programming will be personalized, selected by us with the help of increasingly sophisticated, but largely invisible, technologies that will “sense” or “know” our interests, dislikes, and habits. Information about our travels—in cyber- and real space—will be collected and stored, most often without our awareness. Such data will be the basis of computerized profiles that generate in a flash commercial pitches honed to precisely fit our psychology and behavior.

A Citizen's Guide to Digital Democracy

See Bill Moyers speak on the public interest in the Broadband era (and also hear praise for Digital Destiny)

Bill Moyers at NCMR 2007 -- PART 1

Bill Moyers at NCMR 2007 -- PART 2

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