Futurica Trilogy

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The Netocrats (Futurica Trilogy 1) Description

History is always written from the perspective of the ruling or rising elite at the time of writing. Concepts like The Stone Age, The Bronze Age, et cetera, were of course unknown during those periods that used to be called the stone age and the bronze age. They were invented during the 19th century to make sense of a development that seemed to reach its climax with industrialisation and the modern factory.

"The Netocrats" is a history of the world from the perspective of the netocrats, the rising elite of "Informationalism", the emerging society of information networks, shaped by digital interactivity. And it also looks beyond the past and the present, far into the future of all the central aspects of society: politics, culture, economy, consumption, creation of social identity, et cetera.

Why do these dramatic changes occur? How do they compare with information-technological revolutions in the past like speech, writing and print? Who will benefit? Which, of course, makes "The Netocrats" not only the most penetrating but also the most indispensable guide to the digital future.

This audiobook is part 1 of 3 in the "Futurica Trilogy". About the triology: The Futurica Trilogy is a work of philosophy, sociology and futurology in three closely related movements. The first volume, "The Netocrats", deals with human history from the perspective of the new elite of Informationalism, the emerging society of information networks, shaped by digital interactivity, making prophecies about the digital future of politics, culture, economy, et cetera. The second volume, "The Global Empire", explores the near future of political globalisation and the struggle to form new, functioning ideologies for a world where global decision making is a necessity. The third volume, "The Body Machines", deals with the sad demise of the Cartesian subject. It discusses the implications of a materialist image of humanity and explains how it relates to the new, emerging hypertechnological paradigm. It explains why we are all nothing but body machines, and why this is actually good news.
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  • Volume 1 de la série

    • The Netocrats (Futurica Trilogy 1)

    • De : Jan Söderqvist, Alexander Bard
    • Lu par : Bert Deivert
    • Durée : 9 h et 21 min
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    History is always written from the perspective of the ruling or rising elite at the time of writing. Concepts like The Stone Age, The Bronze Age, et cetera, were of course unknown during those periods that used to be called the stone age and the bronze age. They were invented during the 19th century to make sense of a development that seemed to reach its climax with industrialisation and the modern factory.

    Prix : 8,82 €

  • Volume 2 de la série

    • The Global Empire (Futurica Trilogy 2)

    • De : Jan Söderqvist, Alexander Bard
    • Lu par : Bert Deivert
    • Durée : 15 h et 34 min
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    "The Global Empire" has correctly been described as Bard & Söderqvist's philosophically most profound work. In this book, they explore what a world view is, how it is constructed, how it is defended under pressure from surrounding technological change, and how it finally implodes and must be replaced at the tipping point that is called a paradigm shift. The authors then move ahead and construct a new credible world view for the internet age.

    Prix : 8,82 €

  • Volume 3 de la série

    • The Body Machines (Futurica Trilogy 3)

    • De : Jan Söderqvist, Alexander Bard
    • Lu par : Bert Deivert
    • Durée : 11 h et 13 min
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    Following the massive international success "The Netocrats" and its ambitious follow-up "The Global Empire", in this third installment of the "Futurica Trilogy", Bard and Söderqvist approach something far more personal - the fragile human being herself and, most of all, her brain. "The Body Machines", with a title borrowed from René Descartes, explains what a brain is, how it has developed and how it functions, and why it spends such an incredible amount of time and energy on fooling itself.

    Prix : 8,82 €