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Thursday, September 23, 2004

Ecologizing Mobile Media by Howard Rheingold via Thefeature.com

Howard Rheingold, author of the book "Smartmobs" writes,"The mobile telephone has quickly, profoundly, and unexpectedly altered many aspects of human life -- social, economic, cultural and political". He goes on to examine the advantages and perceived disadvantages of the all encompassing changes brought out by the mobile revolution.Smart mobs emerge when communication and computing technologies amplify human talents for cooperation. The impacts of smart mob technology already appear to be both beneficial and destructive, used by some of its earliest adopters to support democracy and by others to coordinate terrorist attacks. The technologies that are beginning to make smart mobs possible are mobile communication devices and pervasive computing - inexpensive microprocessors embedded in everyday objects and environments. Already, governments have fallen, youth subcultures have blossomed from Asia to Scandinavia, new industries have been born and older industries have launched furious counterattacks.
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