Luís Santos e o futuro da Internet

O Pew Internet & American Life Project acaba de publicar a terceira ronda do estudo “The Future of Internet” e um dos motivos de interesse é a contribuição de Luís Santos, investigador do Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Sociedade e colaborador deste blog, por parte de Portugal.
O estudo sublinha, como nota geral, que os peritos consultados

“expect major tech advances as the phone becomes a primary device for online access, voice-recognition improves, and the structure of the Internet itself improves. They disagree about whether this will lead to more social tolerance, more forgiving human relations, or better home lives”.

Luís Santos, que tem vindo a estudar as mudanças numa redacção de um grande jornal diário, com o avanço dos processos de convergência, vê deste modo o futuro:

“We do not need to go forth a decade to anticipate a much more complex (hyper-complex, as Qvortrup calls it) social environment. People will most certainly adopt more flexible identities and more public facets of those identities, and that will not produce enhanced transparency; quite the opposite. Still, transparency in that particular sense is not a very desirable goal in itself—it rhymes with conformity, and that runs against the pillars of knowledge appropriation and development.”

Para as levas anteriores deste estudo, ver aqui e aqui.