Item description for NETOCRACY: the new power elite and life after capitalism by Alexander Bard...
The world will not live without logos, but neither will capitalism silently take over democracy. So, what comes next? After capitalism comes Netocracy. Those who can harness networks of information and master new forms of communication will control finance and legislation, forming the new business and government elites. They will inherit the power; they are the Netocrats.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.35" Width: 6.54" Height: 0.87" Weight: 1.32 lbs.
Release Date Nov 17, 2002
Publisher FT Press
ISBN 1903684293 ISBN13 9781903684290 UPC 076092034339
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More About Alexander Bard
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 Soderqvist 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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Not bad -- but could be better Aug 6, 2007
The original text was written in 2000, and now seven years later, I can say that many ideas presented in the book have proved right. Translation to English is of mediocre quality though. The book is filled with long, run-on sentences and suffers from extremely poor punctuation. The same ideas, by the way, are discussed to a much greater extent in The Dream Society by Rolf Jensen.
Mediocre Jan 30, 2007
I checked this book out for some background research on a paper that I'm working on for a conference. I had hoped it would be more scholarly and was quite disappointed.
This is a Tom Peterseque foray into the topic. And, that's fine, if you like that genre of work. I'm sure that my partner would eat up this book...and for a Saturday read, I'd leaf through this book.
However, noting that the book crosses different disciplines (inner jacket) proves a false assertion. Frankly, I can see how another reviewer referred to this book as "pseudo" intellectual. The boot fits.
A new view of the future Jan 10, 2007
The authors present theire view of a completly new economic system that will is generated by the information devices now available. How capitalism is being replaced by the information economy.
The e-future is already here Aug 18, 2005
The book with super ideas! But you should find them in the informational flow. And if you find and understand them - you will get the new power - the knowledge that will enable you to reach everything you want in the new net-environment.
BTW recently I noticed that the official Netocracy site www.thenetocrats.com started to work. So the new netocrats society will be in power very soon!
The collection of fine lie Apr 14, 2005
Bard and Zonderquist, based on traditional historical assumptions, try to do conclusions about the future of society. Authors are indoubtedly strong in perception of a present situation, and only thanks to this it is possible to forgive forecasts and think on updating perception of the past (see ISBN: 2913621023 for a radical history revision). They show, why the ruling class will be replaced by a new one, but do not show how they will do.
Bard paints a picture where the new social does replaces but not coexists with current formations (par examples, feodalism is not dead yet!) There are no concrete examples of social networks that will survive in near future and/or gain momentum; Bard mockingly hints that the changes will so deft that we can't notice it yet.
Perfect book. Don't rely on it. Don't trust it. Try your own way on perceiving reality and the past. And may be you get high ranks netocratic society. If there are any ranks would exist!