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Description - Collective Intelligence by Pierre Levy

The number of travellers along the information superhighway is increasing at a rate of 10 percent a month. How will this communications revolution affect our culture and society? Pierre Levy shows how the unfettered exchange of ideas in cyberspace has the potential to liberate us from the social and political hierarchies that have stood in the way of mankind's advancement.Anthropologist, historian, sociologist, and philosopher, Levy writes with a depth of scholarship and imaginative insight rare among media critics. At once a profound historical analysis of the development of human culture and a blueprint for the future, Collective Intelligence is a visionary work.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780738202617
ISBN-10: 0738202614
Format: Paperback / softback
(126mm x 202mm x 18mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Perseus Books
Publish Date: 10-Dec-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Pierre Levy

Pierre Levy is a professor in the Department of Hypermedia at the University of Paris-VIII, scientific advisor to the TriVium company, and member of the advisory board of the Pompidou centre's Virtual Review. He holds advanced degrees in sociology, the history of science, and the sciences of information and communication, and has published numerous works in French on new technologies.

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