I say ‘normally closely watched’, referring to the short-term focused traders (yeah, I’m looking in the mirror). When it comes to payments for news more broadly, 36% of adults say they pay for local news content in some form – be it for their local print newspaper, for an app on their mobile device or for access to special content online. One question in the news industry is whether the willingness to pay for online content would grow if people faced the prospect of their local media not surviving otherwise. Both figures are substantially higher than the percentage of adults (5%) who currently pay for online local news content. However, there is no central news organization controlling the exchange of information.
The constant and reliable readership and consumer of news has been broken and fragmented into many parts that are affected by the different emerging technologies, techniques, mediums and gizmos(including modes of reportage, and dissemination of new information data, affected by the viral soup and stream. I suspect that the economic return from technology alone more than compensates for the monies expended for the entire basic research effort.
Deciding what’s news has taken on a new form and operation, and as the technologies evolve, so will the decision as to what news is be affected and reflected by the consumers and disseminators of the latter day computer/technological societies we now live in. Aligning such political processes with creative powers of invention that demand laboratories of thought and experimentation for future forms of subjectivation” (Guattari’s words), also poses a demand for the inventive rigor with which life among media must be taken up’ (5).
An account of this very successful and extensive program has been presented in the January 24, 1994 issue of Chemical and Engineering News published by the American Chemical Society. The monetary value has to be higher than the purely economic savings that were noted above in the 26 examples referred to in the FASEB Bulletin. The successful discovery of a new development in research that appears to have technological significance does not ensure the economic success of technologies that may be based on it.
In his essay Benjamin Pope is trying to peer into the human future over the long term, by looking at the types of institutions that survive across centuries and even millennia: Universities, churches”, economic systems- such as capitalism- and potentially multi-millennial, species – wide projects, namely space colonization. In his 1995 book Being Digital, Nicholas Negroponte predicted that in the future, on- line news would give readers the ability to choose only the topics and sources that inter- ested them.