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By Robert Hassan

During this groundbreaking publication, media and time theorist Robert Hassan appears on the results of the nexus among neoliberal globalization and the knowledge expertise revolution upon the construction and dissemination of information in technologically complicated societies. This nexus has created what Hassan calls an «information ecology», an atmosphere that is affecting the person, tradition and society within the similar dialectical methods because the ordinary and equipped atmosphere. considerably, this data ecology generates its personal temporality, that of «network time», a digitally compressed and speeded up time that has «sped up» society dramatically because the past due Nineteen Seventies. community time has replaced the mechanics and associations of information creation in society to an exceptional measure and quantity. How we predict, what we predict, and what we deliberate to be «useful» and «legitimate» wisdom is altering in methods (and at a fee) that poses severe difficulties for mass tradition and civil society.

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