Eight Connective Technologies
Eight Connective Technologies: Report and Forecast [SR-754]
In his seminal treatise The Medium is the Massage, Professor Marshall McLuhan declared, “Our time is a time for crossing barriers, for erasing old categories—for probing around. When two seemingly disparate elements are imaginatively poised, put in opposition in new and unique ways, startling discoveries often result.” The year was 1967. Now, on the cusp of the new millennium, we are seeing Professor McLuhan’s words born out like never before and, possibly in a way, not even anticipated by him. Steeped in and surrounded by a world in transformation, we’re
again entering a deeper period of digital innovation. A period when connective and micro technologies are giving rise to startling new discoveries and groundbreaking applications.