Although it was definitely not the main point of the last lecture, something that I can’t get out of my head is the uncertain and unpredictable future of the media and communcations industry. With such a vast amount of creative thinkers and content creators, not even the most credible futurists can fortell where we will be in 20 years. Whilst some people are frightenend and feel insecure about this notion, I am actually quite excited by it. I think its exciting that just around the corner someone can invent another ‘Iphone’ and completely change the way we interact, view and understand the world. I think technology is excited. I think technology is invented, and more so, so widely implemented because it makes life easier. Even more than that though, it makes undertanding life easier. The ability to communicate and connect on the level that we do now because of the invention of the smart phone I think is in no way a bad thing. It makes for a more informed and intelligent society.
This reminds me of the quote from 1899 by Charles H. Duell; “Everything that can be invented has been invented”. It’s a good example of the gross underestimation of the ability of the human mind. Progress is happening exponentially in the media industry, and its exciting that I get to be a part of it.