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Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 11:14:04 -0500
From: "Bessette, Randi" <RANDI.S.BESSETTE@saic.com>
The February 2001 issue of iMP: The Magazine on Information Impacts, which is published on the Web by the Center for Information Strategy and Policy (CISP) of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), has been posted. You can find the magazine at:
In this issue, we are featuring stories and essays about the long-term challenges for IT: Visions and Challenges: IT in the Year 2020 and Tomorrow.
What might the world be like in the year 2020? What steps should we
take tomorrow in order to reach that world? And what is the role of the
information technologies as cause, catalyst or consequence? Editorial.
The World in the Year 2020. Charles M. Herzfeld. "Most important issues
boil down to improving the lot of the growing world population while preserving
Being in Equilibrium with Knowledge. Stephen J. Lukasik. "The
observation is that the processes of intellectual change are operating at a
rate greater than the ability of human minds to cope with them. . . Must people
be marginalized before reaching a time when they are able to live and
contribute without having to deal with the march of technology, the workings of
markets and the unyielding pressure of the value-added society?"
Bottom-Up, Digitally-Enabled Development: A Vision. Allen Hammond and
Elizabeth Jenkins. "What is needed is a new paradigm, a bottom-up approach that
empowers individuals and communities to manage their own development by giving
them access to the information, tools, and services they need."
Can We Talk about the Future? An Imagined Dialog. Caroline S. Wagner.
"Most people who spend any time thinking about technology and the future think
that electronics, biotechnology and nanotechnology are going to transform
E-Government: Developing State Communications in a Free Media
Environment. Douglas Galbi. "The future may benefit from a much broader and
more significant role for government communications. . .Cheaper, more capable
communications channels provide governments with an important new tool for
providing government services, enhancing democratic political discourse, and
promoting private economic development."
Libraries for 2020: Ensuring Public Participation in the 21st Century
Information Society. Nancy Kranich. "By 2020, technology will foster the
creation of 'just-in-time' virtual libraries with such benefits as equitable
access, reduced barriers of distance, timeliness, shared resources and content
Looking to the Future of the IT Workforce. Herbert Lin. "Policymakers
are caught in the middle. While they recognize the important role that
information technology has played in driving economic growth, they hear the
concerns of both employers asserting critical shortages of labor and IT workers
who are not sharing fully in the benefits of the strong economy."
Taking Us From Here to There: The Role Of Leadership in the Transition
to a Networked Society of 2020. Ernest J. Wilson, III. "If the gaps between the
information haves and information have-nots are to be bridged, the new
Information Champions must have a sharp vision for equity and efficiency, and
have the capacity to build conditions for both."
Your Fondest Dreams and Worst Nightmares. Erik Pages reflects on
entrepreneurship for the future.
Protecting E-commerce from the Middleman. Rob Atkinson considers
policies to promote e-commerce.
We're All Satisficing Now. "Everyman" Ron Marks ponders the work of
Herbert Simon, the Internet and making do.
Of more general interest are our columns, "What's Happening" and "Calendar", in which we identify new reports, journals, funding opportunities, upcoming conferences and developments on the Hill and in the courts.
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As I write this message, it is clear and sunny outside my window but we're told that a snowstorm is coming. I'd hate to think this is an omen for the next 20 years.
Editor, iMP Magazine
February 22, 2001
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