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The Culture of the Internet and the Internet as Cult: Social Fears and Religious Fantasies

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The Culture of the Internet and the Internet as Cult: Social Fears and Religious Fantasies - Breton, Philippe, and Bade, David (Translated by)
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In this book, French author Philippe Breton looks at the Internet and the culture surrounding it through the lens of its cultural background. Central in his insightful analysis of "the Internet as cult" are Teilhard de Chardin and the New Age, but he looks also at the fears, passions and pathologies of Alan Turing and Norbert Wiener, the imagined worlds of Isaac Asimov, William Gibson, J.G. Ballard and Timothy Leary, the prognostications and confessions of Bill Gates, Nicolas Negroponte and Bill Joy, and the philosophies of ...

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The Culture of the Internet and the Internet as Cult: Social Fears and Religious Fantasies 2011, Litwin Books

ISBN-13: 9781936117413

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