The connecting people

Born after 1960, the connectors are the first true computer users. They grew up and live in a technological environment radically different from their elders’. They belong to an international social network in which they constantly make new connections. Belonging to a global network radically transform their vision of the world and of society. Silently, with no political demonstration, they are turning all established codes of conduct upside down. They belief that our society is based on inadequate foundations derives from recent scientific discoveries. What’s a Republic but a disguised monarchy? What’s State Education other than a cloning machine? What’s Justice but a system of laws designed to reduce people’s freedom? Why obey a centralised authority when the network demonstrates self-organization on a daily basis without a boss?

Thierry Crouzet is a connector. One of the first French Internet specialist, he is the author of about thirty reference books on web usage. In his new book, a documentary and an essay full to the brim of scientists portraits, simple explanations for recent scientific and technological discoveries, and of philosophical considerations, he describes an historical phenomenon which we are all experiencing without always internalizing it: the emergence of a new way to organize the world.

New and radical thinking. A turning point in discussions of political impact of recent scientific discoveries.

Anyone interested in new technologies and most specifically connectors across the world.

Editor : Bourin Éditeur
Genre : essay/documentary
Publishing date: February 16, 2006
Pages: 360
Format: 140 X 216 mm
Item Code: 966 227.8
ISBN: 2-84941-038-1
Price: € 20

Table of contents

Do not obey
prelude: are you a connector?
Do not vote
chapter 1: the decentralised democracy
Do not legislate
chapter 2: less rules implies more freedom
Do not study
chapter 3: the difference duty
Do not promise
chapter 4: the governments powerlessness
Do not demonstrate
chapter 5: act local, think global
Do not complicate
chapter 6: the universe in three lines of code
Do not work
chapter 7: life is a game
Do not rationalise
chapter 8: follow your intuition
Do not believe
chapter 9: random as god
Do not die
chapter 10: toward transhumanism
Do not provoke
epilogue: between order and chaos