In the age of real-time: The complex, social, and serendipitous learning offered via the Web
IN THE AGE OF REAL-TIME
The complex, social, and serendipitous learning oﬀered via the Web
Ours is a brand-new world of allatonceness.
We can no longer build
...because instant communication insures that all
factors of the environment and of experience
co-exist in a state of active interplay."
– Marshall McLuhan (1967)
Time = Change
Linear Complicated Complex
Known Knowable Perceive and adapt
< Mechanic Age of Speed
> Digital Age of Real-time
The web is transitioning from mere interactivity to a more
dynamic, real-time web where read-write functions are
heading towards balanced synchronicity.
The real-time web is the next logical step in
the Internet’s evolution.
– OM Malik, Giga OM (2009)