Netocracy: The New Power Elite and Life After Capitalism

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Pearson Education, 2002 - Business & Economics - 269 pages
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The world will not live without logos, but neither will capitalism silently take over democracy. What comes next? Forget capitalism and the class struggle, we are witnessing the birth of a whole new world. The digital revolution is, in fact, changing things far more dramatically then the hype-mongers of tech Internet ever imagined - only not in the way that they and their investors hoped. The move from a society dominated by print and broadcast mass media to the age of interactivity is at least as dramatic as the move from feudalism to capitalism.After capitalism comes attentionalism. Those who can harness global networks of information and master new forms of communication will control business, finance and legislation, forming the new business and government elites. They will inherit the power; they are the Netocracy.

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This could probably float as a seminal work on the subject. There is a tendency in a book like this, however, to slide into prophetic hype especially on topics such as genetic engineering. Otherwise I ... Read full review

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Alexander Bard is a lecturer at SpeakersNet, with clients including Ericsson and the Stockholm School of Economics. He is also a writer,sociologist, philosopher and TV talk show host. An internationally renowned record producer, artist and songwriter, he is a co-founder of Scandinavia's largest independent record company, Stockholm Records. Alexander is one of the true Internet pioneers; he co-founded a number of successful e-commerce ventures, including the widely celebrated interesting.org, and runs nine international networks.

Jan Söderqvist is a writer, editor, TV producer and lecturer at SpeakersNet. He is the film critic at the Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet and a political columnist. After studying film in Los Angeles in the early 1980s Jan earned a BA in literature and worked in every media area imaginable. He has edited a number of prestigious magazines, and as a writer has covered everything from men's fashions and cooking trends to the Asian crisis and the revolution in info-technology.

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