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Underwood, Paula (2000): Listening to the Future: A 22nd Century Retrospective. In: Proceedings of the 2000 ACM Conference on Universal Usability 2000. p. 164. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/355460/p164-underwood/p164-underwood.pdf

In many Native American traditions no decision is made without considering its impact on the Seventh Generation hence. This may be the earliest form of an Environmental Impact Statement, but such evaluations included educational and social impacts as well. Each decision we make in cyberspace changes the nature of who we become as a people. Will the Seventh Generation hence bless or blame what we do now? Equity of access is vital in a functional democracy, but who is considering how we are changing with each step taken?

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