September 27, 2012 in LASER NEWS
Philippe Aigrain and Daniel Kaplan
The Internet, a matrix for creating utopia? This is certainly the premise on which this book is based.
The Internet is both the height of capitalism and the factor for crystallising new popular movements. This duality, which is intrinsic to the Internet ecosystem, should be taken as a signal of positive transformation: new modernity is based precisely on the fact of learning to disassociate and put back together differently that which comes from the market and that which comes from the emancipation of people.
Through utopias that exemplify the impact of new technologies on our lives, that illustrate the new organisation models of a knowledge and innovation economy, or that reformulate the social and political pact, Internet energy indicates the direction of its transforming potential.
Introduction by Philippe Lemoine
Philippe Aigrain, Marjorie Carré, Mélanie Dulong de Rosnay, Jean-Louis Frechin, Vincent Guimas and Ewen Chardronnet, Daniel Kaplan, Sophie Le Pallec, Valérie Peugeot, Benoît Thieulin.
Can the Internet set the world on fire? is the fourth book published in the Modernity Action Forum collection.
Editions Descartes & Cie
Collection: “Modernity Action Forum”
Publication: September 6 2012