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Alexander Bard

The Futurica Trilogy

In the late 1990’s, Swedish social theorists Alexander Bard and Jan Söderqvist started working on a radical new theory, since referred to as The Netocracy Hypothesis. At this early stage Bard & Söderqvist foresaw that the control of the internet would be the subject of the main power struggle for the next century; an outright war between a brand new rising elite (the netocrats) and an established but rapidly declining elite (the bourgeoisie). They made predictions against the tide in the early years of the new millennium (and cleverly foresaw both the dot com crash and September 11), and have since then been proven right in virtually every aspect and even in the most minute of details. Not only did Bard & Söderqvist foresee revolutionary innovations such as Google, Facebook, Al-Qaida and Wikileaks, they also went deeper and looked beyond where any other observer has been or managed to go, into the very power struggle of the on-going revolution. Now, for the first time, all three of Bard & Söderqvist’s groundbreaking works have been collected and released as one compact set, under the title The Futurica Trilogy. The first book is The Netocrats (explaining how the internet creates a new global upper class which fights and destroys the old struggling power structure); the second book is The Global Empire (dealing with the worldview of the netocrats and how it radically differs from any previous ideology in history); and the third book is The Body Machines (discussing how the idea of what it means to be human in an interactive world radically differs from any previous concept of human existence). Join the steadily growing number of readers around the world: experience Bard & Söderqvist, learn how to practice what they preach and emerge as a netocrat yourself!
1,100 printed pages
Original publication
2012
Publication year
2012
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    Викторияhas quoted4 years ago
    nation of philosophy (the creation of brand new concepts, precisely what the art of philosophy does), sociology (the right questions asked as much as the right answers found) and futurology (the establishment of the level of relevance to human activity of all emerging individual technologies).
    Викторияhas quoted4 years ago
    Second, the project needed a whole new literary category. What was needed to tackle the issue at hand was a combi
    Max Korsakovhas quoted5 years ago
    god, Man, had no tangible shape either

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