Yet precisely the reverse is true. The possibilities will be endless. In the second, the Industrial Revolution, power came from wealth. Even within the production unit most workers performed a variety of tasks, swapping and shifting roles as demanded by the season, by sickness, or by choice. Lenin argued that the masses could not bring about a revolution without professional help. Steve Case takes a look at the advent of the connected world and explains what the third wave of the Internet Age will bring, and how you can benefit from it.
My personal take-aways Being a digital native this process feels almost natural to me. Hungarians, Serbs, Croats, Frenchmen, and others all suddenly developed mystical affinities for their fellows. There are entire chapters that I disagree with, such as reasons given for the disintegration of the nuclear family, but it is otherwise interesting and insightful, for a book written almost 30 years ago. In First Wave societies the poor live with relatives. But, in so doing, we would lose sight of the major divisions in a clutter of subdivisions.
It was a rich, many-sided social system that touched every aspect of human life; it put the tractor on the farm, the typewriter in the office, the refrigerator in the kitchen…It universalized the wristwatch and the ballot box. We used to pay for internet access, but now people are giving us web access for free if we'll watch their ads. And aside from work, this new label of connectivity would lead to the formation of new communities that can be dispersed around the world. Author and reader never see quite the same things in a book. It points toward new forms of twenty-first-century democracy.
An accelerating wave of change, pushed by the coming Third Wave, is causing disorientation, frustration, and increased mistakes on the part of managers. Gradually, however, in- dustrializing nations suppressed all nongovernmental currencies and managed to impose a single standard currency in their place. Bits, the atomic equivalents in the cyberworld, upon which all digital information is based, are endlessly interchangeable and reusable. Schools, hospitals, prisons, government bureaucracies, and other organizations thus took on many of the characteristics of the factory—its division of labor, its hierarchical structure, and its metallic impersonality. We cannot see the future in the same way we solve problems--by dismantling problems into their component parts. Our tools were the blade and the club, mimicking the weapons of animals.
By contrast, Americans find it hard to make sense of the way the French choose their leaders. Thus one work focuses more heavily on process, the other on structure. Louis than they are from San Francisco. Newton had searched the heavens and concluded that the entire universe was a giant clockwork operating with exact mechanical regularity. Sectors such as health and energy are ready for similar disruption. So profoundly revolutionary is this new civilization that it challenges all our old assumptions.
The media, meanwhile, report a seemingly endless succession of innovations, reversals, bizarre events, assassinations, kidnappings, space shots, governmental breakdown, commando raids, and scan- dals, all seemingly unrelated. This new civilization, as it challenges the old, will topple bureaucracies, reduce the role of the nation-state, and give rise to semiautonomous economies in a postimperialist world. It virtually wiped out of existence goods produced for one's own consumption. Despite patches of primitivism and hints of the industrial future, agricultural civilization dominated the planet and seemed destined to do so forever. Its success depended upon the carefully scheduled cooperative behavior of thousands of far-flung people, many of whom never laid eyes on one another.
Here's a Third Wave mantra: Place doesn't matter anymore. So we can see how right on Toffler is. People are building companies and making policy as if the way things work today will go on forever. However, the book is absolutely brilliant. Life was organized around a village. However, the question is still unresolved and no official word has been forthcoming from Toffler.
In addition, shared work has traditionally helped to bind families together. Yet the rise of these publi- cations on a national level reflected the convergent development of many new industrial technologies and social forms. The final chapters helpfully outline whether you're in policy, a founder, an investor, or just someone looking to get involved in the next wave of the Internet. The available transport, communication, and energy supplies, the productivity of its technology, all set limits on how large an area could be effectively ruled by a single political structure. All these are merely early warnings-- indications of the coming upheaval in the political system. It is true that large, sophisticated trading companies had been built up by merchants in the widening cracks ol the old feudal order in the West.
To encourage them, the concept of limited liability was introduced. Only if we under- stand how this invisible wedge has shaped our lives throughout the Second Wave era can we appreciate the full impact of the Third Wave that is beginning to reshape us today. Of course they recognize that things are changing. Second Wave societies became almost totally dependent on highly concentrated deposits of fossil fuel. Хорошее состояние: Книга, которая была в употреблении, но находится в хорошем состоянии.