Liquid life: a shifting, developing and advancing concept of current society… Is it fair to play the blame game for this generations consumption of/creation of distributed networks?
Well if one thing’s for sure, millennials cannot be held soley responsible for the current nature of our economy. This economy was of course shaped by baby boomers who believe younger generations are “entitled.”
This newfound fear of the ever-changing, ever-uncertain liquid life in our modern society has put the expanding power of networks in the forefront of the minds of those who strongly believe in a hierarchical, democratic and structured society. The idea that we now live in an economy created by shrinking computers and expanding communications is quite a conundrum for those who didn’t grow up in the age of technology and the rise of the distributed network.
However, with issues such as function creep arising in the workplace as a result of the integration of technology into certain jobs, it is hard to ignore just how powerful our networks have become, and the problems they (may) pose in the near (probably) future.