A Dark View of the Future, 2014–Impact of the Amateurs
This Flash animation gives a narrative view of the potential outcome (from the “future perspective of being in 2014 and looking back”) that we can expect when, as Andrew Keen warns, the “Cult of Amateur” pushes the experts out the door.Â Is this a world we want to have?
View the animation, and then please, come back here and share your thoughts.Â Do you see this as a potential? Why, or why not?
nb: I had originally posted a link to this well done Flash production back in 2006.Â Because it gives “futureÂ history” (that is, presents things as fact that at the time had not yet occured) the timeline is somewhat muddied.Â I can certainly say it was produced before May of 2006.
This isn’t a world I want to have, but these giants, such as Google, will only increase their power of the world wide web and viewership. It is scary to think of what could be in 15-20 years.
Newspapers have developed online newspapers, and briefings e-mailed directly to you. It is nice to know that The New York Times is factual.
While blogging and networking sites are gaining a lot of popularity, I still believe in the ultimate source as the “news” on tv and newspapers. I have faith that these resources will be around for years to come, maybe not hard-copy, but online.