PSC 361 - Lecture 4 - Lecture4 11:59 Benklersays...

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Lecture 4 11:59 Benkler says: A lot of things have changed in big ways but our government, infrastructure, etc. have  not caught up yet Is Information centralizing things, or decentralizing things? Benkler thinks that it is decentralizing the world.  People will become more responsible  for their own lives. Benkler’s Ideas What is there about this information age at the abstract level that allows us to think of  cell phones, presidents, etc. in generalizations Democracy is an extremely recent way of organizing. People have been here for such a short time compared to how old earth is It is a human created thing, not a naturally created thing like gravity To some extent the way we govern ourselves is based on the circumstances in which we  find our self. When US first came together it was an agricultural world Industrial revolution changed that
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  • Fall '08
  • Thorson,S
  • Government, Benkler, Rivalrous Goods

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