21st Century Technologies: Promises and Perils of a Dynamic by OECD Publishing, Editors, Barrie Stevens, Wolfgang

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The following couple of many years carry the possibility of outstanding development in quite a lot of pervasive applied sciences which are prone to have a profound impact on how we are living, paintings, and spend our rest time. those applied sciences are set to revolutionise the worlds

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And to be sure, storage capacity, whether magnetic or optical, will continue to increase at its same steady rate. 2 today. In the optical storage case, the DVD (digital versatile disk) will replace the CD (compact disk) even though many people will hardly have used CDs in their computer applications; such is the speed of progress. Storage capacity will grow 15 times from today’s CDs to 2004’s DVDs, and read rates will increase 5 to 10 times. What will follow DVDs is unclear. 5 × 1 cm); technology that could go up to 10 terabytes has been demonstrated.

44 Rapidly reaching parity with telecommunications and computational capabilities are various forms of imaging, from the barcode to virtual reality. Certainly the latter, with or without an assist from other artificial intelligence (AI), will have dramatic technological consequences, not least in the area of education and training. The system will be able to achieve the three historic unmet goals of general education: to combine what is it we wish to pour into the student with what exactly he or she knows now, and fit that with the students’ preferred learning strategies – visual, acoustic, kinesthetic, etc.

As micro-level decentralisation alters the mass production/mass consumption paradigm, new forms of risk-sharing, information verification and spontaneous co-operation will need to emerge. g. individual preferences, income, purchasing intentions, evaluations of products or brands). Less typical issues will also need to be integrated into the policy mix. In many cases, sparking transformations in values and culture will be an essential part of facilitating the necessary tolerance of new ideas and diverse lifestyles, as well as entrepreneurialism and experimentation.

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