Tue, 09 Mar 2004 20:37:27 GMT

The ignorance society. Today I submitted a column in which I discussed the so-called 'information society' or 'knowledge society'. Perhaps we are not building a knowledge society at all, and instead are moving from 'data society' towards 'ignorance society'. Those who decide what kind of society we live in the future are more interested in the behaviour of computers than the behaviour of people. At least this seems often to be the case in Finland. [Universal Rule]


the information society isn't a knowledge society, it is a control society ala deleuze and others. the knowledge society can be an enlightened society if it isn't heavily capitalized, then too it turns to a control society. and in a control society you construct technologies of control that create and define the roles of haves and have nots for the informational and knowledge elites.