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eSociety: is it for real (paradoxically)??

To someone, eSociety is the largest games room ever made by mankind, in which everything is converging and the PC is no longer an “intelligent machine” but rather a powerful “remote control” to access any given game, to switch it on or off at will, and able to manage and transform video, images, music, communication and anything else that can be translated into complex 0-1 algorithms.

To others, all of the above is simply a parallel life to the physical world, and as any other life form, it needs some kind of energy to prosper. To determine which will be the “oil fields” for the virtuo-real new born beings, is the research that currently yields the highest reward for anyone, no exclusion.

This has to be put in context, given that there are cultural diversity according to the country you develop these concepts in. Which are the differences between the Los Angeles suburbia, the big US cities, Old Europe of small villages and large capitals of culture and art, the very Far East of ramping growth and large society contradictions? All of that is paramount to design an overall scenario that accommodates the current technology bulimia, extreme multitasking, continuous partial attention and the erratic behaviour of modern societies’ Bormann 10 Areas.

Some more dogmatic and pressing issues such as economics and politics are embroidered onto this social canvass, and they deeply influence the parallels between physical and virtual by pure relationship and freedom standpoints, absolutes or perceived they may be.

It would be utterly interesting to notice whether the most impressive “bit movements” are coming from which level of freedom, either objective or perceived by humans: are the World’s supposedly greatest democracies fostering the most critical movements over the Web, or rather are the most rigorous strict social systems, the one perceived as repressive, to push people to look in the electronic spirals of the Net for freedom they miss in physical world? Or is something else altogether??

The analytical effort of the complexity layers, systems in focus and the rest is a maybe tedious activity, it is perhaps academic, but it is definitely fundamental to understand which potential future may lay ahead and whether Old Europe properly intercepts the Web, and whether we all may witness different “Europe” living together, real, virtual, multitasking, mentally hyper-kinetic and at the same time hypo-critical, or an heuristic combination of all the above possibilities.

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