Future Perceptions of Information Technology

<h2>Presented to: ISOSS in a research conference</h2>

<p align=”justify”>There is no question that the industry has changed significantly during the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. Twenty five years ago, IC engineers fired the first shot in technology revolution that changed our world. Their ammunition; the first commercial microprocessor. Unfortunately, the prevalent egalitarian methodology of those days has been nearly destroyed by the pure profit-motivated methodology of the micros. The microcomputer methodology present in nearly all aspects of today’s computing is only to the detriment of the industry. Now the micro mentality is being propagated to new generations of IT Professionals who may carry this dangerous ideal into the future. Take example of Computer Science Introductory classes, packed with new students in quantities never seen before. At one time it was the case that those selected few who stayed in the CS program were there for a different reason: the love of the machine. Now classes are packed with their eyes wide with dollar signs. </p>

<p align=”justify”>The technology use has become transparent to us in such a way that anthropologists and sociologists consider technology as an integral part of our culture. One of the more recent developments in technology and social interaction is the Internet, a world-spanning network of hundreds of thousands of computers and millions of people has surpassed all the expectations, using every form of communication covering thousands of different areas in dozen of spoken and written languages, and the technologies that emerge from it, will certainly touch the lives of the children of our culture and others around the world. </p>

<p align=”justify”>There should be a focus on the development of the Virtual Extension Service where anyone, anywhere can access local Extension programming and services via the Web. When a person walks into the front door of the virtual office they should find staff, program information, schedules, information about the community, learning modules, access to the Institute, the University, the national extension service and resources an institution can stand behind. Such efforts will promote the Co-operative Extension Service (CES) and its programs, and place the organisation in a leadership role in the local community. World Wide Web’s commercial infrastructure will be in place. It will provide a launch pad for truly competitive on-line selling. By the end of 2007, on-line retail sales could soar tenfold, while business-to-business transactions could explode by a factor of 100. Shoppers will be able to buy things by simply clicking on an icon to transmit an encrypted, or scrambled version of their ‘digital ID”. The ID’s will be harder to forge or repudiate than signatures.  </p>

<p align=”justify”>This may be because of the high quality of communication/Information facilities that tend to reduce the need for physical proximity, that is if every need of person is full- filled by sitting in his residence then why would he/she need to go for shopping, business or travel. In other words information revolution may change society as much as the industry revolution did.</p>

<p align=”justify”>Moreover RAD CORPORATION’s strategies and methodologies will help all institutions to recruit and retain excellent teachers, and require institutions to have a highly-qualified teacher in every institution classroom. It would emphasize local methods for recruiting qualified teachers and include an Active Teacher Testing methodology. It also includes a number of provisions aimed at streamlining bureaucracy, injecting new commonsense and flexibility into federal rules, and making it easier for qualified teachers to do their jobs effectively.</p>