– or “AMBIANCE…”? One is the situation in which we exist, the other is the knowledge that may exist within our situation. There is virtually no difference now that reality is so well represented in real time on virtual media. The line between virtual experience and real life is converging into one infosphere, on the internet, and in our daily lives.
If you aren’t a part of the ‘Connected’ generation then your experience may be somewhat lacking in both your knowledge and your ‘ambiance’. And if some of this does not yet make sense to you, consider this virtual view of real life – see how the next graduating class gets ‘CONNECTED‘…
What does that mean to your future and mine? How will we take advantage of our real situations in life? How can we become fluent in the virtual language of the future? How can we solve our real world problems through virtual relationships and knowledge that is ‘ambient’, virtually everywhere, already?
Here’s the point, just like the real world your influence may be ‘socially’ restricting, for now. You may not (yet) be well connected. These few basics by which to measure your social ‘ambiance’ can ‘give you a clue’:
Are you connected? – the web offers connectivity to people and information
Do you have a voice? – the web offers a self-publishing platform/archive
Do you have an influence? – not unless you lead a group, have a following
Do you have a vote? – not unless you have group access and ‘permission’
Can you find ready answers to your needs? – perhaps, but with what effort
While the web may (for now) echo some of the same social and cultural hurdles that allow some to be part of the in-crowd, that probably won’t last long. Transparency is the new dimension and the walls are coming down between cultures and even countries. Knowledge has become ambient and everyone can now be ‘in the know’.
This new reality now presents a new question:
Since we are now virtually one culture, what governance can enable our ambient knowledge to serve each of us and all of us, and enable our survival in the constant change that will become the ambiance of our everyday lives?
Groups and chat and content aren’t enough. How can we transition from:
– Information to Insight,
– from Chat to Change,
– from Rant to Results?
We will have to go from conversations to ‘Collaboration-on-Purpose’. It will likely take some engineering and some re-engineering. We will have to question prior answers, and create new answers for questions that have yet to be expressed.
We will need real-time analysis and a change-management process that works for everyone virtually around the clock.
That is a simplistic but adequate statement of the problem – in which may also lie the answer. As described by that statement, such a system could:
- Enable YOU to become connected – to people and information
- Give YOU a voice -by reflecting your opinion and knowledge
- Give YOU an influence – by engaging you in one global community
- Give YOU a vote – on mutual issues and mutually beneficial answers
- So WE can find ready answers to meet OUR needs – with less effort.
That is the challenge and opportunity of being ‘connected’ – are WE ready?
What will be the ambiance…
of our ambient knowledge future?
What’s about YOU? – care to comment?
– dare to COOPERATE?
Written by gsbigger
July 13, 2008 at 5:57 am
Posted in social networking
Tagged with Advertising, ambient knowledge, Business 2.0, business networking, collaboration, Communities, Facebook, Google, Marketing, Media 2.0, Office 2.0, relationship economy, social media, social networking, social networks, Social Software, social web, socialution, WEB 2.0, Web Strategy, Web Usage, Wikinomics
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