COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY LANDSCAPE
in 2024 AD
The dependency on communication technology will be
overwhelming by 2024.
First and foremost the ability to connect to one another
will improve drastically with better wireless internet for
The United States lacks in its ability to provide
everyone with the access to the Internet and this will
change by 2024.
Instead of depending upon a carrier or a service provide
you Internet capabilities, the access to the Internet will
be a “right”.
The Internet will available anywhere, for anyone to use
as their forum to communicate with others.
According to William Kennard, the Chair of the FCC, "In a society where increasingly we are defined by access to information and
what we earn is what we learn, if you don't have access to technology, you're going to be left in the digital dark ages. That's what the
digital divide is all about."
To provide free internet and the high-capacity fiber networks to reach American homes and business will be a great economic
boost as well.
According to scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Social Cognitive Networks Academic Research Center (SCNARC):
“When the number of committed opinion holders is below 10 percent, there is no visible progress in the spread of ideas. It would
literally take the amount of time comparable to the age of the universe for this size group to reach the majority. Once that number
grows above 10 percent, the idea spreads like flame.”
People will begin the process of adapting to the
new Google Glass technology over the next several
years. This process of adapting will occur until it
is fully accepted by society as the normal way of
This follows the Diffusion of Innovation Theory
which shows that as a product gains momentum it
begins to spread through a social system and
population. The product is accepted through 5
different groups of people with the end result
being the product is adopted by society as a whole.
With today’s technology we are able to connect to one another from anywhere in the world. The touch of a button, the punch of your
fingers, and at the request of Suri enables anyone to find the information they need without a second to spare.
In 2024, Google Glass will become an everyday item people use to manage their lives. Instead of dialing or typing on a screen, the
automated computer attached to a pair of glasses on your face will comprehend your every voice command and learn to anticipate
your every need based on daily use, your set lifestyle and your occupation.
Google Glass will also affect more immediate needs such as the
health care industry. “Google Glass changes our vision of
healthcare and shortens this distance between the patient
and caregiver. And it’s in that shortened distance
and immediacy of response that awaits the
potential opportunity to vastly improve care, and in the final
analysis, save lives.”
The technology landscape of 2024 will include complete dependency upon Google Glass. This dependency correlates with the Media
Systems Dependency Theory. This theory states that the more people depend upon media for everyday needs and the more
important this media becomes, then the more effects the media will have on that person’s life.
Lastly, the Social media in the future will be effortless and
everywhere. In ten years from now, filling out information once
and then transferring it easily from place to place will be
Allowing immediate access to social media, internet and personal
applications without reentering a password or answering
multiple questions when the passwords are forgotten.
OpenID is an open authentication protocol that lets users use a
single set of login credentials for every site they visit. Along
with OpenID technology each user will be implanted with a chip
such as an RFID tag that will coincide with the OpenID
technology to become the central authority to specifically
identify each user.
These RFID tags would be smart labels to hold all of your
personal information and provide immediate identification
regardless of the technology used.
This dependency upon immediate access with a OpenID/RFID
technology correlates with the Uses and Gratification Theory.
The Uses and Gratification Theory tries to understand why
people seek media products for gratification. The theory
states people seek technology to enhance knowledge, for social
interaction and for diversion.
Diffusion of Innovation Theory - Boston University
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