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The Future Internet : Alternative Visions.

By: Winter, Jenifer Sunrise.
Contributor(s): Ono, Ryota.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Public Administration and Information Technology Ser: Publisher: Cham : Springer, 2015Copyright date: ©2015Description: 1 online resource (239 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783319229942.Subject(s): Information systemsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Future Internet : Alternative VisionsDDC classification: 004.6 LOC classification: QA75.5-76.95Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents -- About the Authors -- Chapter 1: Introduction to the Future Internet: Alternative Visions -- Overview of This Book -- Dominant Discourse about the Future Internet -- Vision of the Ubiquitous Network Society -- The Internet of Things -- Public Awareness and Discussion -- Uncertainty of the Future -- Understanding the Future Internet through Futures Studies -- Scenarios in Exploring the Future -- Introduction to the Chapters -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 2: Coercive Cyberspaces and Governing Internet Futures -- "Cyberspace" Pulls the Internet into Virtual Spaces -- Liberation and Danger -- Powering the Virtual -- Coercive Architectures and Governing Futures -- Steering Users Towards Corporate Futures -- Pushing User Predictability -- Pushing a Neoliberal Internet Future -- Alternative Internets: Dispatches from the Future -- The Free Internet -- The Safety Net -- Erratic Internets -- Conclusion: After the Internet -- References -- Chapter 3: Futures of Participation and Civic Engagement within Virtual Environments -- Information Society -- Evolution of the Internet -- The Rise of Social Networks -- Participation and Civic Engagement Within Social Networks -- Supportive Practices -- Deliberative Practices -- Collaborative Practices -- Scenarios -- Machine-Generated Insights -- Rebellion from the Inside? Not with the Internet -- The Network Society -- Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 4: Power and the Futures of the Internet -- The Peak of Inflated Expectations -- Centers, Peripheries, and Nodes -- Taking a Both/and Perspective -- Alternative Futures -- The Leap-Frog or Bypass -- Cycles of Violence and Surveillance -- Gaia of Civilizations -- The Great Disruption -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 5: The Future of the Internet as a Rhizomatic Revolution toward a Digital Meanings Society -- Introduction.
Future Internet as a Fruitful Topic for Futures Research -- The Future Internet Is Full of Promises, Risks and Perils, and Prospects -- The Future as Emerging Change Can Be Approached through Horizon Scanning -- Driving Forces Embedded in Futures Signals for Future Internet -- Hidden Assumptions -- Three Alternative Scenarios for Future Internet -- Infinite Instrument -- Cool Communion -- Opaque Organism -- Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 6: An Internet of Beings: Synthetic Biology and the Age of Biological Computing -- Introduction -- Novel Science, Novel Challenges -- Undoing the Nature-Culture Dualism -- The Challenge of Governing Evolution -- Driving Forces: The Pushes and Weights of the Future(s) -- Trends and Emerging Issues -- The Wild World of Standardized Parts: Open Source? -- Venture Capital: The New Darling -- De-extinction: Absolving Our Guilt? -- The "Cloud Laboratory": Synthetic Life Meets Just-in-Time Manufacturing -- Biological Teleportation -- Convergence of Synthetic Life, Machine Learning and the Internet of Beings -- Alternative Futures -- Grow/Transform: 2050 -- Collapse/Discipline: 2050 -- A Brave New Built World -- References -- Chapter 7: Infectious Connectivity: Affect and the Internet in Postnormal Times -- Introduction -- How Are Postnormal Times? -- Modeling 3T -- The Extended Present's Black Elephants -- The Familiar Future(s)'s Black Swans -- The Unthought Future(s)'s Black Jellyfish -- Scenarios -- The Extended Present -- The Familiar Future(s) -- The Unthought Future(s) -- Pushing and Weighing the Future(s) -- References -- Chapter 8: Algorithmic Discrimination: Big Data Analytics and the Future of the Internet -- Introduction -- The Changing Internet -- The Social Semantic Web/Linked Data -- Instrumentation of Natural and Social Processes -- Big Data and Graphing Analytics -- Cloud-Based Facial Recognition.
The Erosion of Privacy and Collapse of the Private Sphere -- Unjust Algorithmic Discrimination -- Death of Anonymity -- Democracy and Egalitarian Systems -- Alternative Scenarios -- The Galaxy of Things -- Fractured Planet -- Yaoyorozu Redux -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 9: Metadata Analytics, Law, and the Future of the Internet -- Introduction -- The Rise of Metadata Analytics -- Metadata and Privacy: Vulnerability and Demand for Regulation -- Personal Data and Legal Protection: The Internet as a New Political-Economic Space -- The Emerging Virtual World: From Bitcoin to the Internet of Things -- Alternative Scenarios for the Future Internet -- From Gold to Dollar to Data -- Brave Old World -- The Quantum Society -- References -- Chapter 10: Information, Noise, and the Evolving Internet -- Introduction -- The Present Internet and Its Short-Term Future -- Growing Dependence on the Internet -- Information, Misinformation, and Disinformation -- Implications for Policymaking -- Building Alternative Scenarios for Policy Deliberation -- The Oligarchic Network -- Split Networks -- The True Network Society -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 11: Liquid Democracy and the Futures of Governance -- Introduction -- Methodology -- Triangulating the Futures of Democracy -- Push of the Future and Drivers of Change -- The Weight of History -- Pull of the Future and New Visions of Democracy -- Political Culture and Political Contract -- The Crisis and Decline of Statist Representative Democracy -- Crisis of Anachronism -- Representative Democracy's Many Challenges -- Legacy of Monitory Democracy -- Liquid Democracy as Indicator of Change -- Implications of Liquid Democracy -- Developmental Trajectory of Liquid Democracy -- Broader Implications -- Scenarios -- Liquid Revolution -- Steady-State Oligarchy -- The Partner State -- War of the Worlds.
Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 12: The Liquid Self: Exploring the Ubiquitous Nature of the Future Internet and Its Pervasive Consequences on Social Life -- Introduction: Reality as a Construction -- The Inexorable Change: Or How Structures Are Dissolving into Networks -- Faster than Ever -- New Actors -- The Hydra Effect -- Ubiquity -- Towards Post-humanism? -- Empowering Machines -- Noosphere -- Singularity -- Future Scenarios -- Die Übermensch -- Digital Vortex as Violence -- Global Commune -- Epilogue -- References -- Chapter 13: Conclusion: Three Stages of the Future Internet -- The Value of Futures Scenarios -- Macroanalysis of Alternative Scenarios for the Future Internet -- Predictive Perspective -- Cultural Perspective -- Critical Perspective -- Image of the Future Internet -- References -- Index.
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Contents -- About the Authors -- Chapter 1: Introduction to the Future Internet: Alternative Visions -- Overview of This Book -- Dominant Discourse about the Future Internet -- Vision of the Ubiquitous Network Society -- The Internet of Things -- Public Awareness and Discussion -- Uncertainty of the Future -- Understanding the Future Internet through Futures Studies -- Scenarios in Exploring the Future -- Introduction to the Chapters -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 2: Coercive Cyberspaces and Governing Internet Futures -- "Cyberspace" Pulls the Internet into Virtual Spaces -- Liberation and Danger -- Powering the Virtual -- Coercive Architectures and Governing Futures -- Steering Users Towards Corporate Futures -- Pushing User Predictability -- Pushing a Neoliberal Internet Future -- Alternative Internets: Dispatches from the Future -- The Free Internet -- The Safety Net -- Erratic Internets -- Conclusion: After the Internet -- References -- Chapter 3: Futures of Participation and Civic Engagement within Virtual Environments -- Information Society -- Evolution of the Internet -- The Rise of Social Networks -- Participation and Civic Engagement Within Social Networks -- Supportive Practices -- Deliberative Practices -- Collaborative Practices -- Scenarios -- Machine-Generated Insights -- Rebellion from the Inside? Not with the Internet -- The Network Society -- Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 4: Power and the Futures of the Internet -- The Peak of Inflated Expectations -- Centers, Peripheries, and Nodes -- Taking a Both/and Perspective -- Alternative Futures -- The Leap-Frog or Bypass -- Cycles of Violence and Surveillance -- Gaia of Civilizations -- The Great Disruption -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 5: The Future of the Internet as a Rhizomatic Revolution toward a Digital Meanings Society -- Introduction.

Future Internet as a Fruitful Topic for Futures Research -- The Future Internet Is Full of Promises, Risks and Perils, and Prospects -- The Future as Emerging Change Can Be Approached through Horizon Scanning -- Driving Forces Embedded in Futures Signals for Future Internet -- Hidden Assumptions -- Three Alternative Scenarios for Future Internet -- Infinite Instrument -- Cool Communion -- Opaque Organism -- Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 6: An Internet of Beings: Synthetic Biology and the Age of Biological Computing -- Introduction -- Novel Science, Novel Challenges -- Undoing the Nature-Culture Dualism -- The Challenge of Governing Evolution -- Driving Forces: The Pushes and Weights of the Future(s) -- Trends and Emerging Issues -- The Wild World of Standardized Parts: Open Source? -- Venture Capital: The New Darling -- De-extinction: Absolving Our Guilt? -- The "Cloud Laboratory": Synthetic Life Meets Just-in-Time Manufacturing -- Biological Teleportation -- Convergence of Synthetic Life, Machine Learning and the Internet of Beings -- Alternative Futures -- Grow/Transform: 2050 -- Collapse/Discipline: 2050 -- A Brave New Built World -- References -- Chapter 7: Infectious Connectivity: Affect and the Internet in Postnormal Times -- Introduction -- How Are Postnormal Times? -- Modeling 3T -- The Extended Present's Black Elephants -- The Familiar Future(s)'s Black Swans -- The Unthought Future(s)'s Black Jellyfish -- Scenarios -- The Extended Present -- The Familiar Future(s) -- The Unthought Future(s) -- Pushing and Weighing the Future(s) -- References -- Chapter 8: Algorithmic Discrimination: Big Data Analytics and the Future of the Internet -- Introduction -- The Changing Internet -- The Social Semantic Web/Linked Data -- Instrumentation of Natural and Social Processes -- Big Data and Graphing Analytics -- Cloud-Based Facial Recognition.

The Erosion of Privacy and Collapse of the Private Sphere -- Unjust Algorithmic Discrimination -- Death of Anonymity -- Democracy and Egalitarian Systems -- Alternative Scenarios -- The Galaxy of Things -- Fractured Planet -- Yaoyorozu Redux -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 9: Metadata Analytics, Law, and the Future of the Internet -- Introduction -- The Rise of Metadata Analytics -- Metadata and Privacy: Vulnerability and Demand for Regulation -- Personal Data and Legal Protection: The Internet as a New Political-Economic Space -- The Emerging Virtual World: From Bitcoin to the Internet of Things -- Alternative Scenarios for the Future Internet -- From Gold to Dollar to Data -- Brave Old World -- The Quantum Society -- References -- Chapter 10: Information, Noise, and the Evolving Internet -- Introduction -- The Present Internet and Its Short-Term Future -- Growing Dependence on the Internet -- Information, Misinformation, and Disinformation -- Implications for Policymaking -- Building Alternative Scenarios for Policy Deliberation -- The Oligarchic Network -- Split Networks -- The True Network Society -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 11: Liquid Democracy and the Futures of Governance -- Introduction -- Methodology -- Triangulating the Futures of Democracy -- Push of the Future and Drivers of Change -- The Weight of History -- Pull of the Future and New Visions of Democracy -- Political Culture and Political Contract -- The Crisis and Decline of Statist Representative Democracy -- Crisis of Anachronism -- Representative Democracy's Many Challenges -- Legacy of Monitory Democracy -- Liquid Democracy as Indicator of Change -- Implications of Liquid Democracy -- Developmental Trajectory of Liquid Democracy -- Broader Implications -- Scenarios -- Liquid Revolution -- Steady-State Oligarchy -- The Partner State -- War of the Worlds.

Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 12: The Liquid Self: Exploring the Ubiquitous Nature of the Future Internet and Its Pervasive Consequences on Social Life -- Introduction: Reality as a Construction -- The Inexorable Change: Or How Structures Are Dissolving into Networks -- Faster than Ever -- New Actors -- The Hydra Effect -- Ubiquity -- Towards Post-humanism? -- Empowering Machines -- Noosphere -- Singularity -- Future Scenarios -- Die Übermensch -- Digital Vortex as Violence -- Global Commune -- Epilogue -- References -- Chapter 13: Conclusion: Three Stages of the Future Internet -- The Value of Futures Scenarios -- Macroanalysis of Alternative Scenarios for the Future Internet -- Predictive Perspective -- Cultural Perspective -- Critical Perspective -- Image of the Future Internet -- References -- Index.

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<p>Dr. Jenifer Sunrise Winter is an Associate Professor in the School of Communications at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her research focuses on communication policies in the context of so-called network societies, in particular privacy and network surveillance. She has twice been a fellow of the National Science Foundation's Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology (TRUST) Women's Institute in Summer Enrichment. She received the interdisciplinary PhD in Communication and Information Sciences and the MLIS from the Department of Information and Computer Science at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and she received the AB from Occidental College.</p> <p>Dr. Ryota Ono is an Associate Professor in the Department of Business Administration at Aichi University, Japan. He managed a variety of development projects in developing countries as a staff member of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for nine years. His research focuses on telecommunication policy and planning in developing countries, information and communication convergence, futures planning, and images of the future. He taught and conducted research at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa and at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He was a visiting fellow at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. He received an interdisciplinary PhD in Communication and Information Sciences from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa and an MS in Telecommunication from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He received his BS from the University of Electro Communications in Japan. Among his publications are Electronic Communication Convergence: Policy Challenges in Asia (2000), Knowing and Challenging Yourself (2005), and Tips to Change the Future (2010).</p>

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