Smart Mobs takes us on a journey around the world for a preview of the next techno-cultural shift. The coming wave, says Rheingold, is the result of. The title of this book is a mild pun. People are using smart “mobs” (rhymes with ” robes”) to become smart “mobs” (rhymes with “robs”), meaning. Rheingold, Howard. Smart mobs: the next social revolution. Howard Rheingold’s latest book is a kind of travelogue, wending its way from the present to an.
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With the appropriate wireless card in their computers, people in a small community could be supplied with genuine broadband at speeds up to 11Mb a second – which makes ADSL look positively snail-like. Early press in the New York Times and the Washington Post will help raise awareness, as will upcoming eocial and interviews in Fast CompanyBusiness 2.
Remember the Flash Mob craze? Sociologists, political scientists, evolutionary biologists, even nuclear warfare strategists have contributed the first clues that an interdisciplinary science of cooperation might be emerging. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? My library Help Advanced Book Search. The entire s scheme for regulating the use of the electromagnetic spectrum is thrown into question by the invention of “cognitive radios” and other wireless technologies that put power into the hands of user communities rather than central broadcasters.
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Great Read Howard [ http: Get to Know Us. When tens of millions of people pool their computing power, many things become possible. Amazon Inspire Digital Rheigold Resources. He interviewed dozens of people around the world who work and play with these technologies to see how this revolution is manifesting, and revoluttion findings are stirring.
Please try again later. We have a grown daughter and two dogs that we pamper. You are better off with Ray Kurzweil’s book or any book on complex adaptive systems.
Click on a restaurant and warn your friends that the service has deteriorated. Tne his starting point with ‘social mobs’, Rheingold moves on to other things. Jan 16, Mfalco65 rated it really liked it. Took a class of “Self-organization in Science, Technology, and Society” at a highly respected research institution where this was used as a main reference.
The chapter on Glimpsing the future in vignettes of wireless users in Helsinki and Tokyo, Rheingold primarily explores the sociology that might characterize a world of “ad-hocracy,” in which people cluster temporarily around information of mutual interest. Wireless community networks, webloggers, revoolution and sellers on eBay are early indicators of smart mobs that will emerge in the coming decade.
Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The big battle coming over the future of smart mobs concerns media cartels and government agencies are seeking to reimpose the regime of the broadcast era in which the customers of technology will be deprived of the power to create and left only with the power to consume.
His research seems infinitely cool. An important book in understanding the origins of participatory culture. The title of this book is a mild pun. Great stuff but now dated.
Man, if I could have shifted the appointment that I had that eocial Rheingold focuses on specific ways technology is drastically changing for the better the ways in which we communicate, but glosses over the possible negatives.
Why subscribe to a paper newspaper when the technology to get information in your portable device is here, is improving, is more timely and is more compelling than print? Great recent history lesson for young people today. The cyber-savvy and socially aware will be interested and undoubtedly concerned by Rheingold’s informed report. I am frustrated that a discussion of technology and how it impacts humans can ignore the work of Neil Postman.
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Jul revolktion, Sonia Lavadinho rated it liked it Recommends it for: It will be more relevant. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. In my opinion when you mix portable devices with RSS enabled software as a way to deliver podcasts, you have a killer way to deliver instruction.
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Neext have already seen pedagogical implications of mobile technology in students using the collaboration capabilities of portable picture capable devices to cheat on exams. This is the big opportunity of smart mobs.
Paperbackpages. Although the recording industry succeeded in shutting down Napster, and the legal arguments were about the theft of copyrighted music, the technical significance of peer-to-peer resource sharing is far greater than even the future of the music industry.
For him, the potential of the technology lies here:. People are using smart “mobs” rhymes with “robes” to become smart “mobs” rhymes with “robs”meaning, sophisticated mobile Internet access is allowing people who don’t know each other to act in concert.
The radio chips designed to replace barcodes on manufactured objects are part of it.