ERIC Number: ED217513
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Communications and the Future: Prospects, Promises, and Problems.
Didsbury, Howard F., Jr., Ed.
The 45 papers that comprise this book view the current telecommunications revolution and its developments and effects from a wide range of perspectives. Specific topics discussed in the papers include the following: (1) the future of literature; (2) Brazil and the information societies of the next century; (3) the future of language; (4) instructional technology in the future; (5) noncommunication in the future; (6) the future of global satellite communications; (7) global talk and the world of telecomputerenergetics; (8) Japan as an information society in the 1980s; (9) videotex; (10) synthesized speech; (11) the next generation of telecommunications; (12) using video in rural development; (13) public libraries in the future; (14) the telecommunications role of local governments; (15) telecommunications alternatives to transportation; (16) politics and the new media; (17) communications systems, technology, and culture; (18) microcomputers; (19) the decay of purposive communication; (20) problems and possibilities of future communications; and (21) television and the pseudo-oral tradition in America's future. (FL)
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Communication Skills, Computers, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Information Dissemination, Information Theory, Language Usage, Library Role, Mass Media, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications
World Future Society, 4916 St. Elmo Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814-5089 ($14.50 paper).
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Future Society, Bethesda, MD.