"Society 3.0" Section III—Technology Trends: Ch 6. "Collaborative Technologies"
The water cooler of the past has shifted to new virtual venues. We have dis- cussed how people have become less PC-oriented and more mobile- friendly, but another change is also tangentially occurring. Individuals are moving away from being “place-centric”—that is, being focused on meeting people at a given location—to being more “people-centric,” or having a focus on connecting with each other online and in virtual space. People increasingly expect to be able to engage with others regardless of location and geographic boundaries.
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