As I’ve been working on something new here I haven’t been posting. I came across something, though, that triggered something in me. I am one of the 103 co-authors of “The Age of Conversation”. It is a book that to many has marked a great point of collaborative content, of conversation. I recently read Tara Hunt change up the nomenclature slightly to say this is the era of conversation.
I thought about that. There’s more. Something much greater than an era has evolved here. I think we are at the dawn of a new society.
A Technopian society.
This strikes me to be even truer as I consider a recent debate within myself. What am I?
I’m not speaking to the philosophical depth of “Am I a human being,” or “Am I a transformer originally from cybertron?” I am speaking to a more immediate concern as my professional career stares me in the face, less than a year a way. What does the world, with its simplified categorizations of even the most complex things, say that I am? Which one of its titles will it try to force me into?
Am I an entrepreneur? Am I a marketer? Am I a designer? Am I a web developer? Am I a visionary? Am I a technologically obsessed geek?
The internet has blurred the line. What Disney once put out as a naïve theme of hope and dreams and transcending hardships, of believe and you are, has become a reality. This “new” internet has become the master instructor. It has instilled in a great number of us a new set of values. A new set of rules. A new kind of city. A new kind of education system. A new kind of society.
I am not just an entrepreneur. I am not just anything. I am whatever the hell it is I need to be. I am what the master instructor has for me to learn. I am a Technopian.
And I am not the only one.