Imaginary futures: from thinking machines to the global village

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Pluto, 2007 - Computers - 334 pages
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This book is a history of the future. It shows how our contemporary understanding of the Net is shaped by visions of the future that were put together in the 1950s and 1960s.

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Contents

THE FUTURE IS WHAT IT USED TO BE
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THE AMERICAN CENTURY 73
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Richard Barbrook is the author of a number of highly influential essays on the clash between commerce and cooperation within the Net, including 'The Hi-Tech Gift Economy', 'Cyber-communism' and, with Andy Cameron, 'The Californian Ideology'. He has recently published a book on the social groups shaping the information society: The Class of the New (2006). Barbrook is Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages at the University of Westminster and is a trustee of cybersalon.org.

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