INFO 3 - Future Developments

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Examples of Future Developments
Web 2.0, Robotics, Cognitive Science, Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Mobile Networking, Face Recognition, Wireless Energy, Flexible Screens, Smart Cars
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Implications of Future Developments - Society
+Higher Standard of Living, +Flexible Working, +Greater Democracy, +Improved Healthcare, -Encryption for hidden conversations (Terrorism?), -Illegal File Sharing, -Addictions, -Loss of Privacy, -Identity Theft, -Irresponsible Sites
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Implications of Future Developments - Organisations
+More focus on e-commerce, +Remote Working, +Fast Response, -More training, +Flatter Organisational Structure, More Data colelction, -Need to ensure data security, -Misuse opportunities
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Implications of Future Developments - Individuals
+Communication less formal, +Contact at any time, +Easier global communications, +Briefer but more regular conversations, -Harder to maintain work/play barriers, -Constant Interruption, -Constant Skill Updates
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Implications of Future Developments - Social
+Change in leisure time uyse, -Obesity rise, +Employment pattern changes, +Stress from change
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Implications of Future Developments - Cultural
Change in way buy/listen to music/TV, -Encourages Globalism (countries lose culture), +Entertainment, +Chat Rooms, +Digital Photography
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Implications of Future Developments - Environmental
-ICT carbon footprint, +Less paper (emails), +Computer-controlled heating, +Work from home
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Implications of Future Developments - Ethical
-Increased Monitoring, -Control of internet arguments, -Lack of privacy, -Essay Banks, -Doing own work in organisations time
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Implications of Future Developments - Technical
-Speed/Size, -Storage, -Interfaces, -Battery Life
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Implications of Future Developments - Legal
-Leglislation
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Implications of Future Developments - Economic
+Highly skilled workforce, -Investment in research, +Government supports investment, -Government afraid of development
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+Higher Standard of Living, +Flexible Working, +Greater Democracy, +Improved Healthcare, -Encryption for hidden conversations (Terrorism?), -Illegal File Sharing, -Addictions, -Loss of Privacy, -Identity Theft, -Irresponsible Sites

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