Epilogue: A Future of Convergence and Crises
Teaching and learning GIScience, or anything for that matter, is influenced by the context of technology. The context is not the technology itself, as a tangible entity; rather it is the overall qualities, actions, people and outcomes which take place during current developments and that have a lineage to past shifts in technology. This chapter takes the last 60 years and breaks them into three periods of massive change: 1957–1995, 1995–2015 and 2015–2030. While the chapter outlines positive results from technological change that impacted GIScience, it does use a cautionary tone when considering the present lack of a shared goal. In some ways, the context today and moving forward is unique in that it may not be a context at all.
KeywordsEducation Technology Change Space race Prediction Trends Culture
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