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Making the Net Work
Vidhya Alakeson Tim Aldrich James Goodman Britt Jorgensen
Price: $ 22.5

New information and communication technologies are reshaping the way we live, work and do business, holding out the promise of a lightweight, socially inclusive future. But rising inequality, growing consumption and travel, and ever-higher levels of greenhouse gases and other forms of pollution suggest a less rosy prospect.

Drawing on important new research and evidence, this book shows what is really happening - how the growth in networks and the increased availability of information is affecting our lives and our environment. It takes an integrated approach to the environmental, economic and social consequences, and includes commentary by leading thinkers in the fields of technology and sustainable development.

The book shows the opportunities and the dangers, and argues that in both the public and private sectors only by recognizing the greater complexity of a wired world can we hope to find the solutions that will produce a more sustainable and harmonious one.

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