At the Dawn of Digital Revolution: Problems and Hopes of a Globalized World

At the Dawn of Digital Revolution: Problems and Hopes of a Globalized World

DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3770-0.ch001

Abstract

Our societies are technology addicted, in their deep functioning and in the daily habits of average people, who greedily consume apps and devices. A market oriented ideology is though aging things very quickly and making the memory of the past fade, even the recent one, so that many live as suspended on a nonstop present, projected towards a fanciful future, losing roots and perspective. The short period consumption landscape is also a hurdle to face as aware and active citizens the economical, social and political points of crisis, locally and globally, causing often social disruption, fear and insecurity. Going back to the years when the story began, watching diversities and analogies from the present, it can be useful to understand better our time, to deal with technology with more awareness and maybe to find out new or “old” solutions to some problems and live a better life.

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