|Chapter :||Scenario 1: The Internet and Evolution of Human Intelligence|
will still be the key factor to transform information to knowledge.” —Tom Golway, global technology director at Thomson Reuters and former CTO at ReadyForTheNet
“The Internet is likely to make knowledge more distributed; I see a natural evolution towards new schemas in which we, knowledge consumers, better learn how to store and distribute knowledge. Rather than trying to recall everything, we will evolve strategies for storage and retrieval—i.e., this knowledge goes here, in this device. The downside of this evolution is that when we lose the network or grid, we will be negatively impacted.” —Fred Stutzman, PhD candidate, researcher and teaching fellow, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“By 2020, the services oriented to manage online statements (phrases, words, a number) will be the key to create conceptual clusters and discern quality information and get rid of noise.” —Freddy Linares, Web and business strategy professor, Universidad del Pacifico, director, Interaxión, director, CI Interactive Media, director, The 10Blog Initiative
“By 2020, the use of the Internet will be completely different. Applications, databases and use of data visualization will enhance the way we learn. Educators will catch on and utilize richness of applications to help with the learning process while still teaching the fundamentals. Wikipedia will be out for lack of careful notation by experts and Encyclopædia Britannica will make a comeback. The days of randomly clicking, linking, and going will be behind us.” —Tery Spataro, CEO and founder of Mindarrays Consulting
Critical thinking, analytical skills, and “literary intelligence” are under threat.
“If one defines—or partially defines—IQ as literary intelligence, the ability to sit with a piece of textual material and analyze it for complex meaning and retain derived knowledge, then we are indeed in trouble. Literary culture is in trouble…We are spending less time reading books, but the amount of pure information that we produce as a civilization continues to expand exponentially. That these trends are linked, that the rise of the latter is causing the decline of the former, is not impossible…One could draw