ERIC Number: ED072662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Telecommunications: One World-Mind. Kaiser News.
Fabun, Don, Ed.
Until a few years ago, the concept of communication was restricted to conventional means: words and media. But recent research has discovered unusual means of communicating, both between animals, between humans, and between humans and animals which are fascinating and may offer hope for the future of man. This research, described in journalistic style, includes communication between ants and beetles, among whales, and among dolphins. The capacities of these creatures must throw doubt on people's usual preconception that man is the king of the earth. Among humans, study of nonverbal communication and development of new kinds of technology, such as synaesthetic cinema, electronic video recording, the laser, holography, plasma/liquid crystals, and computer graphics, all suggest that the word, which has been predominant for so long, may soon be superseded by the image. One final area, extra-sensory perception, is also gaining scientific respectability. "The human documentation of ESP appears to be at least as sound as the evidence, say, for the existence of the atom. . ." All these modes of communication suggest that our previous view of the world has been far too rigid to encompass all its possibilities. (JK)
Descriptors: Animal Behavior, Communication (Thought Transfer), Communications, Computer Graphics, Entomology, Film Study, Holography, Lasers, Mass Media, Nonverbal Communication, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications, Three Dimensional Aids
Jack Witmer, Benziger, Bruce & Glencoe, 8701 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California 90211 ($1.25)
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Authoring Institution: Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corp., Oakland, CA.
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