LIFE IN A GLOBAL VILLAGE

THE VIEW THAT THE "EARTH SHRINKING" CONSEQUENCES OF DEVELOPMENTS IN TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS REPRESENT PROGRESS IS DISPUTED HERE ON THE GROUNDS THAT, BY INCREASING THE SCALE OF SOCIETY, ALIENATION OCCURS. SOME MOBILITY GROWTH RATES ARE CHARTED; THE PARADOX THAT THESE GROWTH RATES ARE ASSOCIATED WITH A WIDENING GULF IN COMMUNICATIONS IS EXAMINED. THE GROWTH IN THE SCALE AND COMPLEXITY OF SOCIETY'S PROBLEMS PRODUCES A GROWING DEPENDENCE ON ESOTERIC TECHNIQUES OF CONTROL. THE GROWTH OF THE TECHNOLOGY OF CONTROLS ABETS THE GROWTH OF MORE COMPLEXITY AND YET MORE TECHNICIANS FOR CONTROLLING IT. THE RESULT IS A PROGRESSIVE WIDENING OF THE GULF THAT SEPARATES THE CONTROLLERS FROM THE CONTROLLED. /AUTHOR/

  • Authors:
    • Adams, J G
  • Publication Date: 1972

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  • Accession Number: 00202330
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1973 12:00AM