Blue Sky: Dreams and Imagination in Creating 21st Century Communication Technology

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The purpose of this book is to explore a range of ideas that have the potential to lead to future paradigm shifts. We know the technology is evolving at a rapid rate, but it is almost impossible to predict the exact direction from which the next paradigm will emerge. This book represents 18 ideas that could result in paradigm shifts. The only criterion for inclusion in this book is that the idea has to represent a significant departure from the norm in exploring a new technology or application. The next ...
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Overview

The purpose of this book is to explore a range of ideas that have the potential to lead to future paradigm shifts. We know the technology is evolving at a rapid rate, but it is almost impossible to predict the exact direction from which the next paradigm will emerge. This book represents 18 ideas that could result in paradigm shifts. The only criterion for inclusion in this book is that the idea has to represent a significant departure from the norm in exploring a new technology or application. The next generation of paradigm shifts in communication technology is going to start as "blue sky" ideas, evolving dreams into reality.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560725633
  • Publisher: Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/1998
  • Pages: 158
  • Product dimensions: 10.64 (w) x 9.68 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Table of Contents

Sect. I Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Blue Sky - Dreams and Imagination in Creating 21st Century Communication Technology 1
Sect. II New Horizons in Telecommunications Networks 3
Ch. 2 Hybrid Fiber/Coax: A Solution for Broadhand Information Services 4
Ch. 3 ISDN in the United States 14
Ch. 4 Wireless: A New World of Possibilities 32
Ch. 5 Impact of Internet Traffic on Public Telephone Networks 39
Ch. 6 Rural Telecommunications - From Market Failure to Market Opportunities 48
Ch. 7 A Call to Action - A National Technology Roadmap for Telecommunications 57
Sect. III New Horizons and Opportunities in Telecom Technologies 63
Ch. 8 The Evolution of the Interactive Broadhand Server 64
Ch. 9 If We Build It, Will It Pay? 83
Ch. 10 Positioning the Electric Utility to Build Information Infrastructure 88
Ch. 11 If Competition Won't Build the NII, Utility Partnerships Will 93
Ch. 12 Fiber Antics: Practical Lessons in Building a Municipal Fiber Optic Network 98
Ch. 13 Building Community Information Infrastructure 105
Sect. IV Unique Perspectives on the New Media 113
Ch. 14 The Impending Failure of Alternate Delivery Systems 114
Ch. 15 Anytime, Anywhere Communication: A Societal/Cultural Perspective 121
Ch. 16 Telecommunications and the Location of Work 126
Ch. 17 The Passive Audience for Interactive Technology 134
Ch. 18 Geosynchronous Satellites at 14 Miles Altitude? 138
Ch. 19 Virtual Worlds Commerce 144
Sect. V Conclusion 151
Ch. 20 Going Forward - Assessing a Technology from a Business Perspective 151
Index 155
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