The Seventh Sense PART 2
A Coggle Diagram about Elements that make up the new sensibility (The Seventh Sense) , Hard Gatekeeping means the construction and development of secure, carefully designed communities to manage everything from trade to cyber-information to scientific research. (Pg. 258), Topologies (Topologies represent the landscape where the Web or the New York Stock Exchange or Hizb'allah operates. , Topologies can change instantly, depending on their design, on who is connected and as the speed and thickness of that connection shift. , Your phone, resting constantly in your pocket, may in fact be pwned at every keystroke by someone thousands of miles away. This is an extremely important idea, an expression again of how connection changes the nature of an object. It makes it controllable without possesion. and One nation might be able to pwn another in this bloodless fashion (army mastering enemy territory by controlling topological infrastructures: banks, databases, communications).
Networks will break nations in the future. Every network has topology. It is the task of every general or trader or entrepreneur to discover and use it. ), While he great ambition of Cecil Rhodes's era was the expansive conquest of territory- the more territory, the more Macht(Max Weber's term meaning the ability to achieve what you want despite resistance of others)- in our own age, power is in the construction and control of gated spaces. , The Enlightenment, supporting the most successful political and economic systems let people liberate themselves into a life of their dreams.
Look ahead now. The very best future political and economic arrangements will need to do more than simply liberate us. They will have to enable and permit us to compress time. , When leaders label the rise of China or cyberweapons or terrorism os the decline of the United States as the "main problem" of our age- and all of these have been designated as such by famous foreign policy figures- they are missing the revolutionary, uniting force that animates them all: networks (Pg. 234), What is the nature of our age?The nature of our age might be of "collapse and construction." Collapse of many old ideas and institutions we relied upon; construction of new ones built for different power arrangements., Any object- the navigation system of a plane, a digital medical device, a cargo drone- can become dangerous now. Nearly any place can be attacked in some fashion or another as long as it is connected. and Die Ware liebt das Geld - Marx famously wrote: "Commodities love money."
Speed is now the decisive commodity- and it loves money.