The Great Wiki Raid of '05
Futurists from around the world conduct a 24 hour "knowledge assault"
for the purpose of demonstrating how knowledge is
created in a digital world.
(PRWEB) October 30, 2005 -- The Great Wiki Raid of '05 begins at 12:01
A.M. 31 October. For 24 hours futurists from around the world will
mount a "knowledge assault" on Wikipedia.org
, the world's largest
collaborative online encyclopedia. Their goal is simple: to improve
public knowledge about the field of futures studies.
The World Futures Studies Federation is the organizing force behind
The Great Wiki Raid. WFSF "raiders" will endeavor to add as much
information as they can, in multiple languages, regarding the topic
"futures studies" over the course of one day. Choosing Wikipedia as
their "target" acknowledges the dramatic way in which digital
technology is transforming knowledge creation and distribution.
Wikipedia, "The free Encyclopedia that anyone can edit," has grown in
less than five years to include editions in 200 languages. The English
language version alone contains over 790,000 articles. Articles from
Wikipedia have been quoted by the media, referenced in scholarly
journals and books, and even appeared as sources in governmental
debates. As its popularity continues to grow collaborative knowledge
making will become the norm. In the future, knowledge raids like this
one, and even knowledge wars might be frequent occurrences. How these
changes might impact the larger issues of culture, academics, and
politics are just a few of the topics that futurists are working to
Those interested in observing the wiki raid as it takes place should
. From the main page type "future studies" in
the search box and click on "go." The raid will be taking place from
00:01 GMT on 31 October until 00:01 GMT 1 November.
Dr. Wendy L. Schultz
Wiki Raid Organizer
Ph number: +44-1865-284377