A VIP guest will come and discuss the current trends in media, potential technological advancements and its effects on the modern world and society. “Speaker” may also inform the audience of the need to accept change and advancements and be an aiding hand in the transformation. Additionally, the speaker may also inform the audience of possible attention shifts in the world of media through pointing out future changes and developments in the field of media.
Social media has allowed people to become daring in their character and challenging of others’ beliefs and traditions, allowing some to confidently attack and insult others. Social media has broken the border, discouragement and fear that may arise in face to face confrontation, as it has created an interface that enables some to insultingly ‘joke’ on controversial topics. Social media has encouraged waves of people to direct insults to certain political and social groups, creating mass hatred towards them, and an overall undermining of the targeted groups, i.e. islamophobia.
Governance 2.0 aims to replace old fashioned operational systems. Estonia is an example of a country fully operating on Governance 2.0, as it created a fully operational and convenient governing system, in which IDs, signatures, health and criminal records, biometric data, etc, are stored/used. Companies such as Bitnation use Governance 2.0 to offer both governmental and conventional services. Governance 2.0 is created to be more fitting for a technologically occupied world and electronically run modern world. Are you a fan?
The field of journalism is dramatically improving with the rise in technological advancements, such as Virtual Reality (VR). VR is slowly becoming incorporated into modern journalism. Some examples of VR in journalism include, the 360 degrees VR-based videos and documentaries, such as the infamous “Fight for Falluja” by New York Times. Further technological advancements with an expected delightful impact on journalism are anticipated, especially because journalists are quickly adapting to such radical changes. Will you adapt to the new reality?
Big data is the storing of large data sets to understand patterns, trends and behaviors, usually used by businesses to effectively market certain products/agendas. Big data is controversial in the sense that an user is unaware of just how much is being stored, is it moral for businesses to have such immense information about its users? Amongst the advantages of big data are its reliability and security, whilst, some of its disadvantages are the heavy adaptation and readjustments firms undergo to make effective use of big data, as well as its high costs. Are you a fan?