January 14th, 2014
The word cyberspace is ubiquitous. I don’t think I know of an adult that does not know or use the word. Cyberspace is most often used when talking about all that exists on the Internet, the space/time area of computer interactions. It is a word that has settled into use and understanding around the world. In addition, the first part of the word, cyber, is now a prefix as in Cyber Monday and Cyber Attack.
It is generally agreed that the great science fiction writer William Gibson is the one who is most responsible for the creation of the word, first …
October 12th, 2010
In the Industrial Age we lived with an economy based upon atoms. In the Information Age we created an economy based upon bits. The zeros and ones in the title of this column of course represent the digits upon which the Information Age is based.
On 01/01/10 I wrote a column naming the decade 2010-2020 the Transformation Decade, explaining the term and what will come to pass in this decade. As regular readers know I believe we have left the Information Age and entered the Shift Age, hence the title of my book “The Shift Age”. Since January first …