Transboundary Communities occur when digital communication platforms become an avenue for people of like minds and interests to interact. These communities allow us to connect and communicate with those close to us, regardless of geography, using different technologies to build our reality.
Transboundary Communities: Now and Into the Future
More traditional devices, like the telephone, limit us to a single sense to drive our interactions, but Transboundary Communities are more immersive, using real-time video and other sensory-driven technologies for a multisensory experience. And unlike linear communications such as Facebook —you “like” a post, a friend then responds— a Transboundary Community experience is more intuitive and allows people to have a comprehensive way of communicating with each other.
A Transboundary Community has two defining elements:
1. It happens in real time, in a nonlinear fashion
2. It involves two or more of the five senses, as opposed to other technologies we have used in the past.
In a Transboundary Community, we can capture the moments within the conversation, share documents and ideas visually, and cultivate and develop relationships through a more engaged way of connecting. It could also include Augmented Reality or sensory experiences to socialize, meet people, and do our work. Transboundary Communities can exist at the office, home, and everywhere in between.
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