Special Mediartech Internet today and tomorrow. Watch out for the technological gapInterview with Carlo Massarini, presenter of the
Media Mente programme on Rai3
How much has a programme like Media Mente influenced the Italian public in its knowledge about Internet? It has been most important in Italy in that it has contributed towards opening minds. Apart from the actual technology involved, it also involves marketing, philosophy, and an incredible variety of cultural and technological aspects. Internet started late in Italy but this country adores technology, young people love it and we all enjoy comunicating. We will have confirmation of this within a couple of years. Will television disappear? People seem to think that all the things that were well-established previously are going to disappear overnight as soon as something new appears on the market. They thought that the radio was going to be completely taken over by television when it first came out, but it's still going strong. Computers will allow us to have an extremely useful instrument in the home, an answering machine, TV, etc. and perhaps it will just be a stepping stone towards far more developed instruments. How much is this virtual reality likely to influence our lives? Not very much from the grocer's point of view at work, but a great deal as regards experimentation in the arts and sciences. Working methods will change. Existentially speaking, imagining it may even give us added opportunities. Two people would be able to meet each other in a virtual universe, at the Bahamas, for instance. This is an illusion and can be misleading.
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