What is the right meaning of the word "initiation" in this context? "The process of being formally accepted" or "the beginning of conversation". At first I chose the 2d option, but context made me a bit confused.
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So, in that hypothetical future, email is part and parcel of the whole mix of conversational media. Conversational media have several basic events:
* conversation initiation,
Initiation. In thirty years your software agent/proxy/broker will field offers of new conversation before they reach you. Think spam filter meets alerting service meets professional assistant. Services will compete on how well they interact with you, how accurately their filters reflect your preferences for interruption and notification, and how well they negotiate a mutually agreeable blend of time and media. These "inboxes" will have a wealth of data to use to calculate whether, when, and how to notify you or to start a conversation: