Becoming Digital: Toward a Post-Internet Society by Vincent Mosco

By Vincent Mosco

Becoming Digital examines the transition from the net international we have now recognized to the following net, that is rising from the convergence of Cloud Computing, giant facts Analytics, and the web of items. The Cloud shops and procedures details in facts facilities; substantial info Analytics give you the instruments to examine and use it; and the net of items connects sensor-equipped units in all places to conversation networks that span the globe. those applied sciences make attainable a post-Internet society packed with houses that imagine, machines that make judgements, drones that convey applications or bombs, and robots that paintings for us, play with us, and take our jobs. the subsequent net grants an international the place desktops are in every single place, even within bodies, “coming alive” to make attainable the unification of individuals and machines in what a few name the Singularity. 

This well timed book explores this power as either a truth at the horizon and a fantasy that conjures up a brand new faith of know-how. It takes up the arriving threats to a democratic, decentralized, and common web and the aptitude to deepen the issues of business saturation, targeted monetary energy, cyber-warfare, the erosion of privateness, and environmental degradation. nevertheless, it additionally exhibits how the subsequent web may also help extend democracy, empowering humans world wide, delivering for extra of life’s prerequisites, and advancing social equality. yet none of this can take place with no concerted political and coverage motion. turning into electronic issues the best way forward.

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