The Death of Distance 2.0

The Death of Distance 2.0 : How the Communications Revolution Will Change Our Lives

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Never before in human history has technology advanced as quickly as today. The biggest changes are taking place in communications and computers, which are being combined in new and astonishing ways. In this updated and revised addition, Frances Cairncross analyzes the impact of this revolution on business, government and society. The author sees a world where time zones will matter more than miles, where culture, language and interests bind communities more closely than geography, and where new ideas and information will travel faster than ever before to the remotest corners of the globe. The death of distance as a determinant of the cost of communicating may well be the single most important force shaping society in the first half of this century.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 156 x 234mm | 511g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Texere Publishing
  • Florence, United States
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 158799089X
  • 9781587990892

About Frances Cairncross

Frances Cairncross has been a Senior Editor on the staff of The Economist since 1984. In 1991 she won the Reuters-Alp Action award for her work. She is a Governor of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, and a presenter of the BBC Analysis program. She lives in London.show more

Table of contents

1. Changing the world 2. The third transport revolution 3. Voice, video, data 4. The Internet 5. Consumers and electronic commerce 6. Corporate commerce and company structure 7. Reinventing government, redefining the nation state 8. A new economy 9. The five P problems: Policing the electronic world 10. Knowledge and the new monopolists 11. Society, culture, and the individualshow more

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