Informational societies - In the information age, a job will be a task that you do, not a thing that you have. These will be the top 1% and 1% of 1%. To optimize your lifetime earnings and become a Sovereign Individual you will need to become a customer of a government or protection service, rather than a citizen. I made it through two chapters before I just had to write it off. They actually advocate moving your money to offshore tax havens in Bermuda and give you the name of the service to contact. And morally entitled to make.
And those superpowers can be used for evil, too: the Gamergate doxxing hydra that morphed into 4chan's Trump troll army. In The Sovereign Individual, Davidson and Rees-Mogg explore the greatest economic and political transition in centuries -- the shift from an industrial to an information-based society. The 17th century was frought with social revolution. Written in 1997 this work examines how information technology will reshape the world over the coming decades. Some parts are annoyingly weak but jouvenel is a tough act to follow The author's most recent book published ~2014 sang praises for Brazil; it's publication marked a recent high in the Brazilian real and the political situation looks chaotic. It will be tradable at a keystroke in a multitrillion-dollar wholesale market without borders. Nation states have had a monopoly on violence because gunpowder changed the logic of violence.
Also, the font and the paper quality is really shitty. This was an extremely thought-provoking and unsettling book about the inevitable end of democracy and government as we know it. There are a lot of compelling arguments in The Sovereign Individual that the above doesn't encapsulate. Sometimes Not going to actually finish the book got half-way through , but feel like I got the gist. The result is an eventual change in how society is shaped, who is the authority, what are the covenants people hold, how are resources produced and distributed and how is society as a whole organized.
The authors comment about many aspects of society and its working, in a way that makes one ponder. Transcending Locality: The Emergence of the Cyber Economy 1. If you want a better way to approach investing and economics, read this book. The author appears well-researched, and provides in-depth examples from earlier historical shifts, like those of the hunter-gatherer societies, the agricultural revolution, The Dark Ages, the middle ages, the reform, the enlightenment and industrial age. A fantastic read if one is even remotely interested in the system of the world. But of course the authors did not cover those because they need to sell something.
Though it seems true, in the last chapter they do hint at the problems such life involves - mainly a sense of meaninglessness. The Transition of the Year 2000: The Fourth Stage of Human Society 1. Try to get into the ivy league club and you are set for life? The history of production, violence, and power throughout social reorganizations was very enlightening. Their main arguments are backed by a vast amount of research and historical unfoldings, which m 4. The Top 1% will take 99% of customers. I recommend that you start with Chapters 9 and 10, and then circle back to the first 8 to give you the full picture, if so inclined.
F Two renowned investment advisors and authors of the bestseller The Great Reckoning bring to light both currents of disaster and the potential for prosperity and renewal in the face of radical changes in human history as we move into the next century. Such as the canonization of business practices that serve an oligarchy:. The ultimate vision of the authors is rather terrifying. The author appear This is an amazing book for putting the Technology and Information Revolution in perspective. This forgets t I made it through two chapters before I just had to write it off. As humans we quickly absorb each individual change brought forth in the information age - email, cellular connections, the world wide web, the smart phone, etc.
And since the authors are investment consultants this book is 20 yr old, one of the authors is no more , they will help you in setting up investments in tax havens. The innovation of the internet took less than 50 years; Smartphones took 5. Despite these problems, the book is definitely a worthwhile read. All in all, this book is highly recommended. Internet is killing the nation states. I really liked the flow of the book and the largely sequential narrative that drives home the point of why the events and themes that the authors predict are likely to happen. I liked it a lot because it did a great job of helping me understand the reasons behind my mindset, relationships and interactions with the world at large.
The one thing that I really appreciated was at the end of the book, in the last chapter, morality is discussed from an interesting perspective. This outstanding book will replace false hopes and fictions with new understanding and clarified values. By harnessing the computing power of machines peoples of skill will be able to make their influence felt across the globe. On the other hand Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies are at all time highs, and this was an older, bolder, and more significant implied prediction from The Sovereign Individual. It's more or Quite amazing how they wrote this 20 years ago and nailed pretty much everything. The type is small, and aside from the few chapters that make the salient point that we can take practical steps toward achieving personal freedom by claiming, at least, economic sovereignty from existing nation-states, it's easy to get bogged down.