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By Vincent Mosco

Becoming Digital examines the transition from the web global we now have recognized to the following net, that's rising from the convergence of Cloud Computing, substantial facts Analytics, and the web of items. The Cloud shops and strategies details in info facilities; colossal information Analytics give you the instruments to examine and use it; and the web of items connects sensor-equipped units all over the place to conversation networks that span the globe. those applied sciences make attainable a post-Internet society full of houses that imagine, machines that make judgements, drones that bring programs or bombs, and robots that paintings for us, play with us, and take our jobs. the following web grants an international the place pcs are all over the 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 strength as either a truth at the horizon and a delusion that conjures up a brand new faith of expertise. It takes up the arriving threats to a democratic, decentralized, and common net and the capability to deepen the issues of business saturation, centred financial energy, cyber-warfare, the erosion of privateness, and environmental degradation. nonetheless, it additionally exhibits how the following net may also help extend democracy, empowering humans all over the world, offering for extra of life’s must haves, and advancing social equality. yet none of this can occur with no concerted political and coverage motion. changing into electronic issues the way in which forward.

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