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Digitopia: The Look of the New Digital You
Digitopia The Look of the New Digital You Author:Richard DeGrandpre The year is 2001. The internet has us swimming in information. New digital media like DVDs, MP3s, PlayStations, and DTVs are revolutionizing the entertainment industry. The e-economy has redefined the marketplace. E-books are now available at the click of a button. And life is... what? Faster? Better? Richer? Healthier? Happier? — Well if you're ... more »not exactly sure, don't be surprised. As Richard DeGrandpre spells out in this panoramic guide to the new electronic culture, all is not necessarily well in our emerging digital dreamworld. First and foremost, he explains, we are becoming digitally mastered. New digital portals are leading us into an ever more virtual reality, such that the images,rhythms, and moods of the digital environment are rapidly become the dominant images, rhythms, and moods of the mental environment. Digital technology is conditioning in us a growing desire for plugged-in worlds, he says, leaving us increasingly unsatisfied and frustrated in what's left of the unplugged world.
In twenty-five original and provocative essays, DeGrandpre questions whether we as individuals or as a society have adequately considered the implications of a fully-wired world, and finds considerable historical evidence that our digital culture will lead us to a time that has, literally, no place. The name of this placeless place is of course Digitopia.« less