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The Information Society

The Information Society (TIS) journal "is a key critical forum for leading edge analysis of the impacts, policies, system concepts, and methodologies related to information technologies and changes in society and culture." In particular, the key information technologies they focus on are computers and telecommunications and their potential for transforming informational and social structures. The...
Howard Rheingold

Howard Rheingold is a writer who briefly served as Editor for the HotWired online magazine and authored several books on cognition, technology and virtual communities. This website posts a number of articles, interviews and discussions about his views on the Internet and society. Also posted are online versions of his books, "The Virtual Community," and "Tools for Thought," as well as several...
Step Towards Real Life Matrix

This article from New Scientist News discusses the possibility that Sony might be able to develop a real life matrix. That is, people may be able to watch movies and play computer games in which they can also get to smell, taste and perhaps even feel things. The prospect was raised by Sony's approval for a patent on a device for transmitting sensory data directly into the human brain. The author...