This is the age of technological convergence where the many functions of technological devices are increasingly converged
into single devices. So whereas in the past we used to have standalone telephones, TVs, radios, stereo systems, cameras, VCRs,
VCDs, video game consoles, computers, etc, the functions of all these devices are being converged into single devices.
addition to convergence, we note that our technological devices are portable. So whereas in the past we used to have only
point to point networking, now we have point-to-person, person-to-point, and person-to-person networking.
Take a portable
device like Sony's PSP or the Blackberry or the Palm Treo 650.
* How have these transformed society?
social and behavioral implications are held out in the age of convergence?
* What are the dominant, influential metaphors
and narratives now present in Singapore society which are carried by these devices?
* What is the promise and peril
of living at the intersection of the global and the local?
* What implications are held out for the church and Christian
education in contemporary Singapore society?
* What are the implication of this emergent reality for theological reflection
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