Understanding digitalisation to avoid being vaporized
Robert Tercek invites us on a journey of discovery into the depths of our reality: a magic world defined by software in which we are used to having all the information, all the time, instantly and anywhere. The birth of the internet has facilitated the liberation of information from the physical prison in which it was being held, into the form of ethereal files. The advent and diffusion of smartphones ensures that all the knowledge in the world is available to anyone, anywhere at any time. The vaporization of our society is forcing us to take on a difficult challenge: to do more and to do better, by using software to help reduce wasteful use of natural resources and to minimise our harmful impact on the planet.
Many useful tips to:
- Learn what it means to live in a society defined by software.
- Understand that everything that can be digitalised, will be, and be prepared for when that happens.
- Help us realise that the power lies in the hands of those who control communication and our interactions.
Atoms become bytes and our society is suddenly defined by software
Richard Buckminster Fuller, architect and American philosopher, one of the great innovators of the twentieth century, introduced the concept of “doing more with less”. He even got as far as to propose the hypothesis of “doing everything with nothing”. At the heart of his idea was the notion of improving people’s lives without draining the resources of our planet. Thanks to globalisation, the dematerialisation of knowledge and the expansion of connectivity, Fuller’s dream has become our reality. Useless matter tends to disappear, leaving room for the essential; a process made possible by digitisation, so bytes replace the atom. Digitalisation has not only invaded the information world and that of production and the world of work, it has become a factor that permeates every environment in our existence. We are a society defined by software, where the digital shapes us and conditions our lives.
The key ideas of "Vaporized"
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