I just came across this term in a blog that I read only occasionally. I’m not sure I understand the term very fully, but I take it to mean that we are facing a future where the computer chips in our lives will come increasingly to shape not just how we acquire information, but also how we conduct the business of everyday life: shopping, traveling, planning our activities, organizing our resources, coordinating our calendars, and managing our social networks.
I think that this is a good thing, though I suppose that there is already something of a resistance to the intrusion of electronic circuitry into the intimate details of our personal lives. After all, don't we pride ourselves more on the forming of personal relationships than on the forming of personal relation-chips? Actually I suspect that this is not the case at all, that suddenly the line has blurred between our real lives and our digital ones.
As is often the case, I find that children hold the answer to many of life’s most puzzling questions. Anyone who works with 21st century children will attest that they are equally comfortable with new technologies and with old equipment. Sandboxes still hold great fascination for young people, and yet they are able almost effortlessly to adapt to and to take control over much of the myriad circuitry that surrounds them.
Check out the following article if you are interested in learning more about relation-chips: