Tuesday, March 25, 2008

World 1.0 vs World 2.0: Thinking out loud!

This from David Gurteen:
"This thinking can be applied in business, in education and learning, to adults and to children and to government and to society. Its not just about technology!"

Amen David. It's certainly about more than simply who gets to create and distribute content.

World 1.0
World 2.0
Knowledge sharing and learning is imposed additional work Knowledge sharing and social learning is a welcome natural part of people's everyday work
Work takes places behind closed doors Work takes place transparently where everyone can see it
IT Tools are imposed on people People select the tools that work best for them
People are controlled out of fear they will do wrong People are given freedom in return for accepting responsibility
Information is centralized, protected and controlled Information is distributed freely and uncontrolled
Publishing is centrally controlled Anyone can publish what they want
Context is stripped from information Context is retained in the form of stories
People think quietly alone People think out loud together
People tend to write in the third person, in a professional voice People write in the first person in their own voice
People especially those in authority are closed to new ideas and new ways of working Everyone is open to new ideas
Information is pushed to people whether they have asked for it or not People decide the information they need and subscribe to it
The world is seen through a Newtonian cause and effect model The world is recognized to be complex and that different approaches are needed

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The rate of change is so rapid it's difficult for one person to keep up to speed. Let's pool our thoughts, share our reactions and, who knows, even reach some shared conclusions worth arriving at?