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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