Uncommon Sense: Out of the Box Thinking for An In the Box World

Uncommon Sense: Out of the Box Thinking for An In the Box World

by Peter Cochrane
     
 

Peter Cochrane has always been at the very frontier of technological revolution. People balked when Peter suggested a wholesale move to eWorking, the rise of email and text messaging, and the dotcom regime mirroring the boom and bust cycle of the industrial revolution. His predictions of the use and growth of mobile devices and communication, or use of chip

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Peter Cochrane has always been at the very frontier of technological revolution. People balked when Peter suggested a wholesale move to eWorking, the rise of email and text messaging, and the dotcom regime mirroring the boom and bust cycle of the industrial revolution. His predictions of the use and growth of mobile devices and communication, or use of chip implants for humans to replace ID cards, passports, and medical records, or iris scanners and fingerprint readers - were all seen as unlikely infringements of human liberty. Today they are a reality.

How then will the world react to his predictions of a networked world of distributed ignorance and sharing overcoming an old world of concentrated skill and control? What will they say to everything becoming Napsterised in every dimension, where storage and processing power cost nothing, and people become connected without the help of the old network companies? Or of a world where individuals create their own networks, where laws of copyright and resale, and old business models have to be changed as giant industries are dragged kicking and screaming out of the 19th Century and into the 21st? What will they make of the changes in business, education and life itself that dictate that we all take a more responsible role for ourselves, our technology and the consequences for society?

Uncommon Sense provides a startling glimpse of our future. it is a future that is already happening, and one you cannot afford to ignore.

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Editorial Reviews

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"You will find it hard to put down..." (Reading Chronicle, 29/7/04)

"A series of remarkable insights into work, communication, the family, communities and just about everything else touched by technology" (The Times, 23rd September, 2004)

"You will find it hard to put down." (Institute of Directors, Autumn 2004)

"...a man with something to say to a world that should listen." (City to Cities, November/ December 2004)

"...his ideas are provocative, his opinions refreshing and his knowledge extensive...ideal for holiday reading..." (Library & Information Update, July 05)

"...a series of challenging insights into work, communication and the family... a must-read for anyone..." (Long Range Planning, Number 38, 2005)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841124773
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/31/2004
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.58(d)

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From the Publisher
"You will find it hard to put down..." (Reading Chronicle, 29/7/04)

"A series of remarkable insights into work, communication, the family, communities and just about everything else touched by technology" (The Times, 23rd September, 2004)

"You will find it hard to put down." (Institute of Directors, Autumn 2004)

"...a man with something to say to a world that should listen." (City to Cities, November/ December 2004)

"...his ideas are provocative, his opinions refreshing and his knowledge extensive...ideal for holiday reading..." (Library & Information Update, July 05)

"...a series of challenging insights into work, communication and the family... a must-read for anyone..." (Long Range Planning, Number 38, 2005)

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