Studies in Systems, Decision and Control

Global Networking, Communication and Culture: Conflict or Convergence?

Spread of ICT, Internet Governance, Superorganism Humanity and Global Culture

Authors: Ünver, Halit

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  • Presents a study of globalization and the diverse cultures representing the transition to a digital future in the context of sustainable development Focuses on convergence and the current divides characterizing technology use in the information age, particularly the most recent and most powerful one: the Internet Provides detailed analyses employing extensive statistical and mathematical methods
  • Includes forewords from Vinton G. Cerf, Google Vice President and Rainer Wieland, Vice President of the European parliament
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Pursuing an interdisciplinary approach, this book offers detailed insights into the empirical relationships between overall social key figures of states and cultures in the fields of information and communication technology (ICT) (digital divide/inequality), the economy, education and religion. Its goal is to bridge the ‘cultural gap’ between computer scientists, engineers, economists, social and political scientists by providing a mutual understanding of the essential challenges posed and opportunities offered by a global information and knowledge society. 
In a sense, the historically unprecedented technical advances in the field of ICT are shaping humanity at different levels and forming a hybrid (intelligent) human-technology system, a so-called global superorganism. The main innovation is the combined study of digitization and globalization in the context of growing social inequalities, collapse, and sustainable development, and how a convergence towards a kind of global culture could take place. Accordingly, the book discusses the spread of ICT, Internet Governance, the balance between the central concentration of power and the extent of decentralized power distribution, the inclusion or exclusion of people and states in global communication processes, and the capacity for global empathy or culture.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-76448-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
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Hardcover $169.99
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Pre-ordered printed titles are excluded from promotions.
  • Due: March 20, 2018
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
Softcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-09493-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Networking, Communication and Culture: Conflict or Convergence?
Book Subtitle
Spread of ICT, Internet Governance, Superorganism Humanity and Global Culture
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Systems, Decision and Control
Series Volume
151
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76448-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76448-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76447-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09493-5
Series ISSN
2198-4182
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 311
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 75 illustrations in colour
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