Reboot 9.0

If anyone has a spare 195 Euro then they could probably do a lot worse than spend it on a ticket for Reboot.

Taking place right here in Copenhagen from May 31 to June 1, it’s an informal, informative look at what makes us ‘human’ in the information age.

There is obviously a tendency for humans to interact with one another. It just so happens that more and more of that interaction is happening electronically.

But beyond that, say the organisers of Reboot, ‘we’re humanizing our organizations and our societies. We’re re-establishing links to nature we’d long forgotten. We’re looking at the world together as humans – not as consumers or workers’.

I tend to agree. There is obviously a lot of guff written about the democratisation of information, citizen reporting blah blah blah but what is certainly true is that – largely because of the internet – the world is getting smaller. We micromanage our lives now.

Call it the long tail, web 2.0, or some other buzzword, all it means is that we are getting better informed about the tiny little things that matter to us.

And that is having a cumulative effect as more and more people are able to connect with like-minded individuals.

What may have been the nichest of niches can now rapidly become a mainstream issue.

To continue this rambling thought to its logical conclusion, the internet, and the web 2.0 tools being unleashed almost on a daily basis, are actually impacting on the way the world works.

Hopefully for the better.

If I find some money, I’ll see you at Reboot.


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