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Future Tech Culture

Kirk Wilson

on 24 February 2015

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli Changing World Views Current/Future Technology & Impact on Culture Shaping of our World View Family & Friends
Religious Perspective
People Group
Geographical Technology Affects our World View "Technology tends to become mythic" Technology is not Neutral A Biblical View Current Disruptive Technology Trends What are future technologies to watch? Changed World View Neil Postman Tools, Light bulbs, Automobiles, Televisions, Cooking ovens......
These have become 'normal everyday experiences'

Cell phones, Computers, Tablets, e-Book readers, Gaming consoles, Internet connections.....
Are these the 'NEW normal' ? Our view of technology is based on our
experience Douglas Adams, author Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy "Everything that's already in the world when you're born is just normal"

"Anything that gets invented between then and before you turn thirty is incredibly exciting and creative... maybe you can even make a career out of it."

"Anything that gets invented after your thirty is against the natural order of things and the beginning of the end of the civilization as we know it until it's been around for about ten years when it gradually turns out to be alright really" We use technology to transform our world...
Our use of technology also transforms us! When we encounter a problem, we instinctively search for a technological method or tool that can solve it.

As we use a technological method or tool, it alters how we understand what is happening around us and how we interact with others. Thus changing our culture and or world view. Technology for Good & Evil A Redemptive Response God created man in His image - 'have dominion' and 'subdue the earth'

We are to reflect the creativity of the Creator - as God's image bearers

Language is part of technology - God's first job for Adam

Adam & Eve 'created' clothing - God gave them the first free upgrade!

Technology - 'the human activity of using tools to transform God's creation for practical purposes.'

Technology is an extension of us Gen 1 Gen 2:19 Stephen V. Monsma's Gen 3:7, Gen 2:21 Noah & Ark - God's exact blueprint for the tool to redeem/save humanity

Jesus on the cross - The wooden tool of death

The stone tablets of the 10 commandments - the tablet revolution

Gutenberg printing press - Bibles to the masses & Pornography

City of Babel, Sodom & Gomorrah - where God was dethroned

City of Jerusalem - where God dwelt, destroyed and will rebuild Gen 6:14-16, 22 The heart is the root of evil, not the technology that is employed

We need wisdom in applying and using technology in a redemptive way and when to use it or not!

Jesus is more trans-formative than technology

Technology when used has the capacity for great lasting good, it also has the capacity for great evil.

Good technology brings 'togetherness' not 'isolation' Mobile Phones 2009 Adapted to 2012 numbers World Bank Mobile 2012 Report Social Media Source ITU 2012 2.4 Billion Internet users mid 2012
34.3 % of the world Population

Asia - 1.1 Billion 44.8%
Europe - .52 Billion 21.5%
North America - .27 Billion 11.4%
Latin America/Caribbean - .25 Billion 10.6%
Africa - .17 Billion 7.0%
Middle East - .09 Billion 3.7%
Oceania/Australia .02 Billion 1.0% % of internet users Internet World Stats - October 2012 Mobile accounts for over 10% of all internet traffic KPBC Global Internet Trends 2012 Mobile Ministry Forum 2011 Mobile Ministry Forum 2011 Mobile Ministry Forum 2011 Mobile Ministry Forum 2011 Mobile Ministry Forum 2011 Mobile Ministry Forum 2011 Mobile Ministry Forum 2011 Mobile Ministry Forum 2011 In January 2012 over 105 Countries with more mobile-cellular subscriptions than inhabitants 2012 2012 2012 >4.1 Billion Users on Social Media sites with >50 Million subscribers 2012 Tablet Style Devices "(Reuters) - Call it phablet, phonelet, tweener or super smartphone, but the clunky mobile phone - closer in size to a tablet than a smartphone of a couple of years back - is here to stay" Social media is varied and not all require internet access to function

Some argue that Social Network Empower people to defend freedom -
Twitter should be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize (Gladwell 2010)

2001 - Philippines SMS's used to assemble EDSA against Estrada
1 Million people assembled, 7 Million SMS's sent

2009 - Moldovan's demonstrated "Twitter Revolution" via Mobile Phones
2010 - Cote d'Ivoire Website Woznomai established to monitor elections
Mid 2011's - Middle East Arab Spring
Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube..... Aakash - India <$50.00 Tablets - like iPad,Google, Asuse, Microsoft Surface, Aakash, etc. or combined with phone's like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Huawei Ascend, Alcatel One, Sony Xperia, Aakash 3, etc. "We forecast sales rising from 56 million in 2011 to 375 million in 2016,...
We forecast that there will be 760 million tablets in use globally by 2016.
One-third of these tablets will be purchased by businesses, and emerging markets will drive about 40 percent of sales." Forrester Research - Frank Gillette Why?
Longer battery life
More convenient for general use
Easier to share
Always on
Feels more natural like a piece of paper
No clutter of keyboard/mouse
Multifunction Augmented Reality The Internet of Things Gesture / Voice / Non-Contact
Visualization in Mapping
3D enhancement, Indoor & Out

Real Time localized information updates

Mixed visual, audio, physical feedback World Wide Shipments Meet the New Computer of the World! IBM Social Media 2010 The Internet of Things (IoT) - Machine to Machine (M2M) - Big Data Over 50% of all internet connections are things....

Over 5 Billion wireless connectivity chips will ship in 2013 alone

Bluetooth-enabled devises will surpass 10 Billion in 2013
WiFi enabled devises will surpass 10 Billion by 2015
NFC devices passed 100 Million devices in 2012

Then add lesser known technologies: Zigbee, UWB, etc.

"Really, any kind of consumer device is getting wireless chips" Gartner 2013
Sensors, Cameras, Light bulbs , refrigerators, power meters, stoplights.....

ABI Research 2013

Peter Cooney ABI Research Technology Convergence & Integrated Digital Life: iStockphoto But not just for 'developed' countries How do we Respond?

What does it all mean? Mobile Augmented Reality - information/digital goods overlapped on top of the user experience Google Glass - Promotion Where is 'Reality'? World Bank Report 2012:

Small Holder Agriculture


Mobile Money

Get a phone - Get a job

Bringing Government & Citizens Closer Market pricing, Pest control, Weather, Soil management, Catastrophic early warning, Training, Resource pooling, Automation,
Animal husbandry, Crop tracking/sourcing, Credit access, Market access, Geo mapping/tracking
Ghana - Kenya - Niger - Uganda - Peru - India - Phillipines - Sri Lanka - Morocco... Medical advise, Prescriptions, Patient tracking Digital medical records, Crisis mapping, Resource allocation, Health care options/location, Emergency response, Counseling, telenursing, teleradiology, telepsychiatry, tele-education
India - Somalia - Haiti - Sri Lanka - Kenya - Ethiopia - Senegal - Botswana - Peru - Chile - South Africa... 68+ countries in 2011 Savings, Credit, Payments (P2P, B2B, G2P), Insurance, Branch less banking, ATM link, International money transfers
110 mobile money systems in 2012 - 40+ Million users - Africa - EAP - Caribbean - Latin America - MENA - South America Providing new job opportunities, Entrepreneurship, Local mobile application development, Mobile micro-work (local & international), Social networking, Job postings
India - Latin America - MENA - Pakistan - Hati - Armenia, - Azerbaijan - Georgia - Moldova - Kenya - Tanzania - South Africa - Uganda - Nepal - Vietnam Liberates users from physical/location related constraints, Supplements exsisting structures, Expans reach & communication of services, Innovates new ways to interact (eg: education, etc.)
Korea - Bangladesh - Democratic Republic Congo - Kenya - Malaysia - USA - India - Qatar - Phlippines - Mexico - Liberia - New Zealand - Afghanistan - China Our own World View affects how we inter-relate to those around us. It enables us, but also may constrain us.

The World we live in has changed. The Nations are within reach as never before in the history of the world.

How will we engage with the new Digital Natives? Those who own a cell phone and access the internet http://onemilliontweetmap.com/

Real time Twitter mapping globally : London England 2011 Do we run away from this technology, the change of the world, as Jonah did the Ninevites?

How do we balance the obvious usefulness of these tools with their inherent 'value system' using their strengths and avoiding their weaknesses?

Christ changes the hearts of man. We are to 'go and make disciples'

Information technology (IT) is NOT about servers, networks, desktops and applications. It IS about integrating how we live life, how we communicate, the way we build relationship, how we learn. How we now engage and transform the world. How does this technological age point to the final redemption that Jesus has promised, how does it enable it?

How are WE using technology to accomplish our commission?
Inward focused?
Outward focused?

How do we remain relevant in a changing world?
Empowering, Enabling, Educating "'As surely as I live,' says the Lord, 'every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.'" So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God. Rom 14:11-12 NIV
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