21st-Century Interaction

Irish, Maureen
June 2002
Journal of Financial Planning;Jun2002, Vol. 15 Issue 6, p10
Academic Journal
The article highlights the 2002 retreat of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) in Texas in April 2002. According to cultural anthropologist Jennifer James, the keynote speaker for the retreat, computer technology has embraced us, shaped us, altered our culture and even some of the brain's neural pathways. As a possibly less attractive consequence, it has helped push human beings to their full capacity for leading frenzied lives. People can shorten deadlines and meet more expectations with unbeatable speed. James suggested that technology is flattening hierarchies among professionals and their lay-populations. Cyber is derived from the Greek kybernetes, or helmsman. James charged meeting attendees with the responsibility of guiding their clients, charting courses and helping navigate along the way,and computers can lend a hand. The Web is conducive to interaction and cooperation. Community is the mor du jour. Virtual cafes are open for business around the world. We can drop in and chat with people we never would have met had it not been for these online conversation areas. The FPA braced the community concept, Attendees at Virtual Success Forum were able to strike up online conversation with speakers and fellow attendees following the educational sessions. People have become acquainted through this online community. And working in the other direction, those who first met at FPA events can continue and grow their communities online.


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