This process came hand in hand with the Scientific and Industrial revolutions, which spread an understanding of the world as something that could be analyzed and measured in absolute terms, and dominated by man. The world has no Newtonian absolutes, it is instead fluid and fickle and unpredictable, and as a result, the whole idea structure that is capitalism will start to crack. The more heterogeneous the network, the more powerful its associated netocracy. It is much more than a book proclaiming some sort of new digital utopia, which I incorrectly thought all these years. Only a few people could read and write.


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The ability of reading created the feeling of individuality, because any person is reading and understanding by itself.

Netocracy: The New Power Elite and Life After Capitalism

netocrracy While in the Renaissance, when the printing press was just started to exploit, the term of an adult fully privileged member of nftocracy started to mean the one who is able to read. Account Options Sign in. The maximum degree of decision power over oneself, the absence of coercing power over others.

A portmanteau of Internet and aristocracy, netocracy refers to a perceived global upper-class that bases its power on a technological advantage and networking skills, in comparison to what is portrayed as a bourgeoisie of a gradually diminishing importance. Some of those ideas are pretty good, some are arguable, and some are just pure fantasy.


So, what comes next? In these new times governments might be eliminated as important actors and would be replaced by very well connected and able elites despite of their location That’s why it separates the State from national identity and bets on larger freerange spaces as it netcoracy power for the cities.


Read this book in Russian see the book here http: Only drawback I could name is sometimes I was g This book is good if you want to search for some ideas in the nehocracy of cyberpunk, steampunk, high-tech, info-tech, The Net and so on.

Ability to absorb, understand, judge and present information further Before the Renaissance a term meant a relation that one is a descendant of someone else age was of no concernbasically it was a feudalist If one is aware that he knows more or less nothing and he has a moments of pure joy when he discovers something new, then this book is the right choice.

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Well, all this was interesting ideas back in the 90s, but it is kind of scary to see how much of it is starting to come true today. Mar 26, Eugenia Dabu rated it really liked it.

This book manages to provide not only insight into the future, that we’re currently living in, but haven’t noticed, while also providing historical context to understand these changes, a rare occurrence nefocracy days.

Netocracy: The New Power Elite and Life After Capitalism by Alexander Bard

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Want to Read saving…. Edgar Vilkonchus rated it liked it Jul 08, Netocracy can also refer to “Internet-enabled democracy” where issue-based politics will supersede party-based politics.


In this sense, all ideologues parliamentary democracy, socialism, communism, fascism have had this worship of productivity in common. The ability to access what is important and filter out the irrelevant the latter which bombards us constantly.

They will inherit the power; they are the Netocrats.


Only a few people could read and write. The latter is an essay writer and cinema producer. In modern times person’s key asset would be: It is kept occupied with private problems, its desires provoked with the use of adverts and its active participation is limited to things like product choiceproduct customization, engaging with interactive products and life-style choice. Now attention is the scarcest resource, and capital is not the fundament anymore.

Which is very much dependant on information, rather than any other assets.

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Jun 07, Arman Gukasyan rated it it was amazing. To ask other readers questions about Netocracyplease sign up. First of all, I really liked those excerpts of historical explanations of some changes in the mind of society. Ost rated it really liked it Mar 02,