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More About This Title The Digital Era 3: Uses
For 200 years, industry mastered iron, fire, strength and energy. Today, electronics shape our everyday objects, integrating chips everywhere: computers, phones, keys, games, household appliances, etc. Data, software and calculation frame the conduct of men and the administration of things. Everything is translated into data: the figure is king.
This third and last volume of the series examines the creative destruction induced by digital, modifying manners and customs, law, society and politics.
I / Questions of society: discretion, transparency and liberties.
1 Return of the Leviathan?
2 On the use of social networks and e-mail
3 myths & utopias: towards a "new society"?
II / Questions of interest: evolution or rupture?
4 Economy: moving into the post-industrial economy
5 A new creative destruction?
6 Digital Innovation & Trusted Society
III / Political questions: does digital have a master?
7 Challenge for public action: to undergo, guide or coerce?
8 A case study: regulating algorithms
9 Digital and reason of State: an impossible equilibrium?
IV / Prospects: a new avatar of technical progress?
Magic of progress or end of history?
Discrete data, perception and representation of reality;
Schizoidism of digital change.