“The future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed” – William Gibson
Few days after the volcano explosion in Iceland, followed by closing part of the European air space for flights, we can pull back and see that nothing bad happened.
In a way the ash cloud made us focus on what we already got, which is online communication. We just somehow did not notice while flying into future that this future is already here and there is not really a need to fly to business conventions, to travel to distant stretches of land or to study in famous universities, because the knowledge is neither lying in those old building stones, nor in professor’s minds or in old and dusty libraries, but it is running everywhere: flying, swimming, floating in the ocean of global awareness , readily accessible – books and classes, tutors and tutorials, just a click away.
The more we accept the fact that the future is already here and is running, the less need we have to run after material spaces, and we can easily focus on connecting different cultures and integrating them into our own personality.