The connecting people

Born after 1960, the connectors are the first true computer users. They grew up and live in a technological environment radically different from their elders'. They belong to an international social network in which they constantly make new connections. Belonging to a global network radically transform their vision of the world and of society. Silently, with no political demonstration, they are turning all established codes of conduct upside down. They belief that our society is based on inadequate foundations derives from recent scientific discoveries. What's a Republic but a disguised monarchy? What's State Education other than a cloning machine? What's Justice but a system of laws designed to reduce people's freedom? Why obey a centralised authority when the network demonstrates self-organization on a daily basis without a boss?

Thierry Crouzet is a connector. One of the first French Internet specialist, he is the author of about thirty reference books on web usage. In his new book, a documentary and an essay full to the brim of scientists portraits, simple explanations for recent scientific and technological discoveries, and of philosophical considerations, he describes an historical phenomenon which we are all experiencing without always internalizing it: the emergence of a new way to organize the world.

Strengths

New and radical thinking. A turning point in discussions of political impact of recent scientific discoveries.

Audience

Anyone interested in new technologies and most specifically connectors across the world.

Description

Editor : Bourin Éditeur

Genre : essay/documentary

Publishing date: February 16, 2006

Pages: 360

Format: 140 X 216 mm

Item Code: 966 227.8

ISBN: 2-84941-038-1

Price: € 20

Table of contents

Do not obey

prelude: are you a connector?

Do not vote

chapter 1: the decentralised democracy

Do not legislate

chapter 2: less rules implies more freedom

Do not study

chapter 3: the difference duty

Do not promise

chapter 4: the governments powerlessness

Do not demonstrate

chapter 5: act local, think global

Do not complicate

chapter 6: the universe in three lines of code

Do not work

chapter 7: life is a game

Do not rationalise

chapter 8: follow your intuition

Do not believe

chapter 9: random as god

Do not die

chapter 10: toward transhumanism

Do not provoke

epilogue: between order and chaos


Sommaire | Texte publié jeudi 21 décembre 2006