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Raphael Sassower's Digital Exposure: Postmodern Postcapitalism PDF

By Raphael Sassower

ISBN-10: 1137312408

ISBN-13: 9781137312402

This publication explores electronic applied sciences from a particular postmodern standpoint. opposite to universal trust, Sassower argues that electronic applied sciences have allowed for the centralization of financial strength. additional, the place new electronic units supply the capability to precise freedom and produce approximately revolutions additionally they permit for expanding percentages for surveillance of electorate. The electronic age and the present nation of the worldwide political economic climate are as a result associated and concentrating on the promise of recent applied sciences with no finding them of their political buildings and associations or monetary realities may be deceptive and hazardous.

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The ghosts of the Soviet Union are still with us, and when they are coupled with a belief in some unplanned peer coordination (Benkler 2006), this leads to complete distrust in any coordinated planning. In the period between the two world wars of the twentieth century, Paul RosensteinRodan (1961) proposed his novel idea of the “big push” – a coordinated effort to provide an infrastructure that would accommodate individual efforts to develop this or that industry, this or that water project or farming.

In Wilson’s words: “One of the principles is the distinction between the unit of heredity, as opposed to the target of selection in the process that drives evolution. The unit is a gene or arrangement of genes that form part of the hereditary code … The target of selection is the trait or combination of traits encoded by the units of heredity and favored or disfavored by the environment. Examples of targets are propensity for hypertension and resistance to disease in humans, or, in the case of bird behavior, the instinctive choice of nest site” (2012, 162, emphases in original).

Com - Trial Access - PalgraveConnect - 2013-11-01 Political Economy Digital Exposure proper algorithm and a large enough storing capacity, companies collect valuable information they are free to use either for their own purposes or to sell to the highest bidder.

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