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Networks Frame Introduction (6:09)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 00:07 The video begins with a philosophical statement common to the Zulu people of southern Africa. What idea does this statement express?
  2. 02:21 How did networks expand during the period from 1200-1450?
  3. 03:03 What transformations in networks have occurred in the period from 1450-1750?
  4. 03:53 In the past two hundred years, in the period from 1750-1914, how have new technologies helped develop networks that spread ideas rapidly?
  5. 04:35 According to the video, what are some of the unexpected consequences of growing interconnection?
  6. 04:35 The video ends with several questions. What problems does it suggest people might have within the new sorts of networks?