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  • ISBN: 9781451654967 (hardcover) :
  • ISBN: 1451654960 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9781476729862 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 1476729867 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: xvi, 396 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-375) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
First round. Motivation. A simple idea ; First interlude : ancient anticipation of the singularity -- The cybernetic tempest. Money as seen through the one computer scientist's eyes ; The ad hoc construction of mass dignity ; "Siren servers" ; The specter of the perfect investment ; Some pioneering siren servers ; Second interlude (a parody) : if life gives you EULAs, make lemonade -- How this century might unfold, from two points of view. From below : mass unemployment events ; From above : misusing big data to become ridiculous ; Third interlude : modernity conceives the future -- Markets, energy landscapes, and narcissism. Markets and energy landscapes ; Narcissism ; Fourth interlude : limits are for muggles -- The contest to be most meta. Story lost ; Coercion on autopilot : specialized network effects ; Obscuring the human element ; Story found ; Fifth interlude : the wise old man in the clouds -- Democracy. Complaint is not enough ; Clout must underlie rights, if rights are to persist ; Sixth interlude : the pocket protector in the saffron robe -- Ted Nelson. First thought, best thought -- The dirty pictures (or, Nuts and bolts) : what a humanistic alternative might be like. The project ; We need to do better than ad hoc levees ; Some first principles ; Who will do what? ; Big business ; How will we earn and spend? ; Risk ; Financial identity ; Inclusion ; The interface to reality ; Creepy ; A stab at mitigating creepiness ; Seventh interlude : limits are for mortals -- Transition. The transition ; Leadership ; Eighth interlude : the fate of books -- What is to be remembered?
Summary, etc.:
Evaluates the negative impact of digital network technologies on the economy and particularly the middle class, citing challenges to employment and personal wealth while exploring the potential of a new information economy.
Subject: Information technology > Economic aspects.
Technological innovations > Economic aspects.

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