with a foreword by Dr. Claudia Thoben
Anywhere, anytime, anything – Internet, mobile communication and smart phones have the four classical dimensions of our lives - the three of space and time - complemented by another one: physical, real, right at one end, digital, virtual, cyber at the other.
This new dimension relativates space and time, shrinks distances; real becomes virtual, virtual real; cyber acquaintances become friends; information is ubiquitous and available immediately. Trust is built and destroyed by likes and ratings. Personal is anonymous - linked information decrypted, repersonalisiert - transparent user in opaque systems.