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By Norbert Pintsch / IPC-FBTC

Should one meet directly or hold indirect contact?

What is better or worse or more suitable or environmentally friendly or...?

It would be nice if there was a correct answer, - well it seems that there is none! Human coexistence is enormous and varied, full of misunderstandings and wonders that are eliminated by the technical possibilities that create them, the misunderstandings.

A personal contact for the sake of a contact prevents misunderstandings. If a personal contact has been made, then further topics and problems can be discussed on this basis. In the academic context, the question arises as to whether the use of the technical possibilities can be a substitute or only a tool to keep in touch. Replacement can be the visual presentation of topics, in any case, it is environmentally friendly, but never substitute for personal discussions.

The TV/video factor should be understood in this sense.

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International Journalism Conference, Lahore 2017

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Media and Society - Future and Beyond

By Norbert Pintsch / SRF-FPAC

In fact, they have brought movement in society and politics.
They transfer information independently, - as far as possible, and also neutrally, - but in any case faster and faster to achieve attention and effect!
Their messages complete a tightrope walk between reality, interpretation and possibility.
To speculate about the daily events sets limits.
The following scenario appears as a literary visa and lets you forget how far the vision is in the real world.
The possibilities of the media are integrated into the vision and show the inter-dependencies in the culture.
The model used is a closed system. In any case, it should be thought-provoking.

In the closed system

The word "closed" has an unpleasant aftertaste in everyday life, - involuntarily one thinks of closed institutions and thus of the restriction of freedom, - whatever one imagines it to be.

If you lean back and reflect on the experiences of life, you can certainly recognize a protective function and if you think about the regulated and organized environment in which you live, you come to completely different, also interesting, aspects!

Apart from that, with the slogan you can defend your freedom and you have the most curious and terrible measures - better, you do not think about it.

Well, the closed system, we live increasingly in one. In historical times, one also lived in a system that was reasonably closed. The environment was hostile, but internally one lived in balance with nature, holistically we call it holistic.

In the closed system, one has turned away from the shortcomings, pains and ruinations of the open system. It is more deliberate with the resources and uses the technological possibilities. So, for example, recycling.

If physical measures are undertaken, this is done by auxiliary means, e.g. interactive robot.

Thus, variations of the dwellings can easily be printed, whereby the autonomous variants are to be preferred; Energy, drinking water, industrial water, fecal waste, etc. are recycled through sophisticated system. The costs for the central infrastructure are almost completely eliminated. By linking individual data, basic disposal tests can be carried out at any time, so that residents can be informed as soon as possible about changes in their health.

In the closed system, imports and exports of goods are controlled, - one tries to get along with what one has; i.e. Food is produced centrally in closed circuits, or even in the "dwellings". The central production can take place in automatic multi-tiered farms, for example vegetation and animal production by using the principle of integrated production for mutual advantages.

Even the term "housing" is negatively understood, - who wants to "house", but if you come to the core, it has always been housed - between "the worst" and "the most luxurious", even if the latter hasled to ruin.

The concentrated form of the housing leads to enormous space savings, whereby a total of generous communal areas can be arranged, in which performances that are space-consuming in the open system (concert halls, museums, exhibitions, botanical and zoological gardens) are carried out in a contemporary manner and using the technological possibilities. Car racing, sporting and recreational activities of all kinds will take place in a new, digitized and visualized form, fitness centers are connected to the medical care, diet advice and individual disposal data.

Concentration in a closed system also has a positive impact on mobility, in which analogue luxury shifts into digital, artificial language. This also benefits the more creative residents of closed systems.

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Friedrich Naumann Foundation

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Professor Doctor Norbert Pintsch, the Senior Research Fellow of the FPAC discussion with Dr. Almut Besold, the Director of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation in Islamabad.

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Dr Norbert Pintsch with  S A J Shirazi 

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International Journalism Conference `17

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