Tiffany Shlain, founder of the Webby Awards, through video illustrates today's interconnected society at The Economist's 2012 event in San Francisco.
As we become more connected, we'll be able to see the cause and effect of our actions in real time.
What does it mean to live in a connected world? How is it changing us, our culture and the planet?
Her film "Connected" illustrates:
Technology is changing the way we connect with people around us.
We have accumulated so much knowledge, yet we have trouble seeing the bigger picture. Perhaps it is time to declare our interdependence.
It's the beginning of a participatory revolution.
Close to 2 billion people on-line with 5 billion cell phones. It's the beginning of a participatory revolution. Ideas are free to interact, cross pollinate, creating hybrid perspectives all over the world.
As we become more connected, we'll be able to see the cause and effect of our actions in real time. ...Once we understand the supply chains and see their results, we'll be more thoughtful about our behavior.
Tiffany Shlain favorite quote: "Go as far as you can see and when you get there. you'll be able to see even further."
Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Exploring Change and Ongoing Discussions"
Video here: [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRTnUKpDGWs]