Scale challenges structure
Technology strives to develop better and more numerous translations and mediations of presence. The 'classical structures' try to adapt, but they must cope with a totally different scale of memory, tracing and tracking capability, speed of calculation, reproduction and representation than could be imagined only a few decades ago. For many reasons, but particularly as a result of these dynamics, social structures are under pressure in current modern societies. Presence research and presence design face quite a challenge in the decades to come when translating the new mediated presences and consequently moulding mixed realities into sustainable life forms that will actually generate conviviality between the variety of cultures and life-styles that humankind produces.