Virtual Civilization in the 21st Century
This book analyzes a new phenomenon in civilization: the transformation of the current "Information Wave" into virtual civilization. In the 21st century, the "real-space" of the world civilization, due to the massive, network-intensive use of computers world-wide, gained the virtual space known as cyberspace. Cyberspace is a product of information technology exemplified by the Internet as the world system of information highway(s) [INFOSTRADA(S)] which forms a digital space containing all sorts of files and communication exchanges practiced in online and real-time modes. For the first time in 6,000 years of human civilization, society has become a quantum society, which can be real and virtual at the same time. The virtual society is invisible for those who do not use computer networks. Even for those who do use them, cyberspace access requires some sort of commercial transactions-oriented activities (ex. on Amazon or eBay and others), searching on Google or Yahoo or communicating as a member of one of social networks, e.g.. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and others.
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Citation for published book
Targowski, and Targowski, Andrew. Virtual Civilization in the 21st Century / Editor: Andrew Targowski (Western Michigan University, MI, US). 2014. Print. Focus on Civilizations and Cultures.
Targowski, Andrew S., "Virtual Civilization in the 21st Century" (2015). All Books and Monographs by WMU Authors. 599.