All humans, whatever their social status, wherever they come from, have the right to be recognized as an identity of knowledge
If the other is a source of knowledge, the reciprocal is immediate. I am, too, whatever my temporary social position, whatever the ruling that the school institution has pronounced on my account, I, too, am for the others an opportunity for learning. Through my life experience, my professional background, my social and cultural practices, and since knowledge is coextensive with life, I offer knowledge resources to a community. Even if I am unemployed, even if I have no money, even if I do not have a diploma, even if I struggle in a suburb, even if I do not know how to read, I am not "a zero". I am not interchangeable. I have an image, a position, a dignity, a personal and positive value within the Knowledge Space. All humans have the right to be recognized as an identity of knowledge.
Therefore, what purpose do we assign to new communication tools? Their most socially useful use would undoubtedly be to provide human groups with instruments together their mental powers in order to constitute intellectuals or collective imaginers. Communicative computing would then appear as the technical infrastructure of the collective brain or the hyper cortex of living communities. The role of computer science and digital communication techniques is not to "replace man" or to approach a hypothetical "artificial intelligence", but to promote the construction of intelligent collectives where social potentialities and cognitive of each can develop and mutually enhance each other. According to this approach, the major architectural project of the twenty-first century will be to imagine, build and develop the interactive and ever-changing space of cyberspace. Perhaps then it will be possible to go beyond the entertainment society to a post-media era, in which communication techniques will be used to filter the flow of information, to navigate knowledge and to think together rather than to carry masses of information.
A company shouldn’t get addicted to being shiny, because shiny doesn’t last.
In an event such as the Soccer World Cup, the phenomenon of increased identification with the team and greater national pride has been referred to as the “feel-good effect at mega sports events“. Such events facilitate social connections and have an influence on our emotions: they are sources of joy and frustration, anger and pride, depression and enthusiasm; and ultimately affect what psychologist call the “subjective well-being” – which is, as a key concept in positive psychology, our own appreciation of one’s life in global terms.
The great defect of people, for Chamfort, consisted in the public’s reluctance to submit its thinking to the rigors of rational examination, and its tendency to rely instead on intuition, emotion, and custom.
“One can be certain that every generally held idea, every received notion, will be an idiocy, because it has been able to appeal to a majority,” the Frenchman observed,
Adding that what is flatteringly called common sense is usually little more than common nonsense, suffering as it does from simplification and illogicality, prejudice and shallowness: “The most absurd customs and the most ridiculous ceremonies are ...