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"the Coming World- New Technologies, On Demand and Real Time" / Version 2006 / 10 Pages / Brian Morgan

"the Coming World- New Technologies, On Demand and Real Time" / Version 2006 / 10 Pages / Brian Morgan

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"The Coming World: New Technologies, On Demand & Real Time" / A very good article about "where" the economy of online business is headed. Read this article and use it for your large, small, or home business. by Brian Morgan / 2006
"The Coming World: New Technologies, On Demand & Real Time" / A very good article about "where" the economy of online business is headed. Read this article and use it for your large, small, or home business. by Brian Morgan / 2006

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\u201cThe Coming World: New Technologies-
On Demand & Real Time\u201d
By Brian E. Morgan
\u00a92006 Brian Morgan Articles
Contents

1- The Digital Divide
2- The High Tech Office and Business
3- The New Employee
4- The High Tech Home
5- The New College Professor
6- The Next Generation
7- The New Consumer Group
8- What It All Means

The Digital Divide; the have and the have nots

Right now in the world there are countries that have about 1% Internet access
per capitol. The USA has almost 100% Internet access if you consider all the
computers in schools, libraries, businesses, and organizations. With the USA
also having a 40% or so percentage of broadband access nationwide, we have
quite a bit of difference from the developing world. There is a huge digital divide
that companies and organizations are fighting like mad to bring together. By
offering Internet Centers and Internet Training Centers many large organizations
are planning ahead for making this information rich economy world wide. So that
developing countries can also participate and perhaps someday \u201ccatch up\u201d with
the larger economies of the world. Leaving a \u201cdigital divide\u201d creates a hole in a
possible future consumer group. The better the skills and knowledge of
undeveloped countries, the better chance that the developed world will locate
offshoring and outsourcing activities within them. This means that we have to not
only create Internet Training Centers, but also provide the right college courses
or training for these developing countries if \u201cwe\u201d want to \u201chelp\u201d them in
developing.

The world in general, the developed world, celebrates in the starting of new
businesses. Mainly because people in developed countries need a place to do
their daily work. They pay for their children and family needs. Without work and
a daily job, then poverty sets in on a town or society and it becomes a ghost of its
previous self. The US corporations are now all offshoring and outsourcing any
available jobs and processes in an attempt to beat their competition. This means
giving under-developed countries more and more jobs that American\u2019s used to
do. So we (USA) are offshoring and outsourcing like mad in the hopes that our
companies will be able to compete in this globalization of businesses. So where
are the displaced American workers going to go once they get laid off. The only
answer is to be retrained for another job, move to a better economy, or accept a
lower paying wage job while looking for better work. The new worker in America
may have to switch or find new jobs every 3-5 years, in my predictions. When we

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all first started outsourcing to overseas what we forgot to do was think about
whom in America was going to make money to create a consuming economy, or
at least keep the economy that we used to have. Offshoring and outsourcing is
one very ambiguous variable that simply alludes being defined right now (2006).

The \u201cdigital divide\u201d is a very large and difficult gap that the developing world is
madly learning that it has to solve. As the business of the planet globalizes it will
need people in all countries knowledgeable enough so that they can bring in their
factories and offices. This of course assumes that outsourcing and offshoring is
just getting its roaring start, and it will continue as long as there are poorer
nations willing to accept lower wage jobs. Just as outsourcing moved US radio
manufacturing (GM) from Indiana to Mexico; there may be a day not too far in the
future that the Mexican Plants will also be closed and the factories rebuilt in
another under-developed country \u2013 to save costs of course. If you can train
Mexican\u2019s in a matter of months, why not train African\u2019s in the same way 5 or 10
years later? The process of offshoring and outsourcing is one that I see as
circling the globe for the next several decades and perhaps centuries.

Getting computers and internet access into schools and libraries in under-
developed countries enables companies to ensure that they are making a step in
the right direction by offering the locals the information necessary to understand
the \u201cbig developed world\u201d and perhaps then be able to grasp the need & concept
of college education to begin living in this \u201cbig developed global world\u201d.

The speed at which America came to be developed is not the same speed that
these under-developed countries will grow. With the world turning into an \u201con
demand\u201d and \u201creal time\u201d business world, I predict that many countries will
undergo huge amounts of culture shock due to the fast nature of making a strong
and stable economy for an under-developed country. Buildings will go up fast,
factories will be built seemingly overnight and with these changes the domestic
or local societies will have to grow to understand the new towns they will be living
in. Multi-national, multi-billion-dollar companies will not wait 5 or 10 years to sow
their seeds into a lucrative marketplace. Changes will be fast, swift, and many
large cities, that were once barren land, will develop in just decades.

There is a change wave coming, and it is not going to stop to consider the effects
it has on the environment, societies, cultures, and people in general. I am
speaking of course of the growing globalization of the world\u2019s economic powers
seeking out the best potential settings for their new operations. What has
happened in America in the last 110 years economically may simply take 50
years or even 20 years with today\u2019s technologies. Cities will pop up virtually
over-night, in all areas of the under-developed world. There will be little time for
debating greenhouse effects and other environmental effects, the world
celebrates business and commerce, and these are the choices we are making
right now. Sure there are charities and organizations to help \u201cbalance\u201d
environmental and societal changes, but it\u2019s my prediction that the desire for

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commerce or wealth will strategically outperform and outpace any real attempts to conform to what might be called environmental and social stewardship for the planet. Like it or not we are \u201cliving to work\u201d as I recently heard on a television slogan.

Definition: The digital divide is the gap between those with regular, effective
access to digital technologies and those without. (Wikipedia)
The High Tech Office and Business

The new office coming into this world is one that will offer \u201con demand\u201d and \u201creal
time\u201d solutions to problems. In the past, people formed committees, had lengthy
meetings, and came to conclusions in a matter of days or weeks. The new office
will operate with a higher degree of information and intelligence than that of the
1960-1990s. Many businesses will partner together or act as on-demand
consultants and solve large scale problems in a matter of hours or minutes,
based on research and data from their partner organizations. Businesses will be
systemized for peak efficiency and productivity, and this will in-turn help the
smartest and more knowledgeable employees rise to positions of power much
faster than in past generations.

The new office will invest in video trainings in which they can simply hire people
with the right talents and skill sets and train them by way of video (internet) and
expedite the time taken in fully training one individual. Companies will also be
looking more and more to hire people that have a degree in entrepreneurship
and business leadership that excel in helping to create ongoing innovations and
ongoing creative designs. Companies will have to assemble their workers as
small teams of entrepreneurs to be ready and able to forecast economic trends,
to be able to see new markets, and also in the development of new products and
services. Much of the new work that a company does will involve the skill sets of
entrepreneurs, and using their ideas and innovations to compete globally. The
playing field has increased to include the entire world, for the most part, and
those companies that invest in the bravest and brightest employees will of course
have invested wisely.

Another technology of the new office is the use of video web meetings, in which
the company\u2019s best minds will be able to connect across the globe by way of the
internet and have video web meetings on a regular basis. Most of the new
office\u2019s information will be on a web platform that is open sourced so that anyone
in the company can view the knowledge or research, use it, critique it, or simply
add to it.

Having companies with talented entrepreneurs on their staff also implies that the
company would be very well suited to switch products and services quite
efficiently and quite fast. One such company may write a software program that
enables other companies to find outsourcing, and then if the software is

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