How Will Our Future Be?
The way the future is heading seems to be very clear but as before things may
change. The time to come will never reveal itself until it has actually been.
From this point of view I will try to describe the way I see the future coming
One of the major aspects when discussing the future is how will the law be
handled and how power will be dealt with. Will we be able to decide for us self
what we want to do with our lives and will the right of every individual be
respected, as written in the constitution. There is no way I could be forced to
believe otherwise. Our society today is made to decide if every citizen in
Denmark should have some sort of card that you used for multiple things. Your
health-insurance, driver's licence, personal identification and many other
things. Some people say that this is the beginning to the completely government
controlled society where your every move is followed by the administration.
The year is 2096. We are standing in the airport near Copenhagen. A lot of
people are walking by with their net-agents. A small computer-program that has
been trained to inform you on all the things that you find interesting. To
identify themselves they have their citizen-card plugged into the device. An
agent is calling our net-computer. He wishes to inform us about all the
activities in Copenhagen today but of course only the ones he knows we might be
interested in. The agents are a very handy invention which was created in the
late nineties, by a small company called Micro-help. Nowadays everybody has on
or more. The net-agents work 24 hours a day at the global, fibre-optical network.
The network is so fast you never experience the bottleneck when transferring
data like in the old days. This is a major advantage for the large number of
people working from their own homes. They use a technology called net-meeting if
they have to discuss some paperwork over the net. It is possible to both look at
your colleague in the video-chatter and at the same time write in the word-
processor while the other person is watching and commenting. The schools all
over the world is using this technique to exchange information. There is also a
separate net called cyber-net. This is even more advanced than the other net. It
is the ultimate cyber-space where you virtually can be anywhere on the entire...