{ brad brace } on Thu, 31 Jul 1997 18:15:39 +0200 (MET DST)

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<nettime> socio-cultural invention

If people can get beyond passivity and insecurity, a new era of economic
experimentation lies ahead -- ventures that explore new socio-cultural and
economic arrangements, projects that can be encouraged by government, not
managed by it. Among rich and poor, people are already exploring ideas
that may change their destiny, socio-cultural invention that need not wait
upon market forces. 

The revolutionary implication of the new technologies is about the future
of work itself, about the nature of mass consumption and prosperity in
industrial societies. The socio-cultural portents are as dreadful and
promising as any other element of the economic transformations. The hard
work of exploration is waiting to be done. 


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