Abstract - The Information Society 12(3)

Cyberspace and the American dream: A magna carta for the knowledge age

Esther Dyson, George Gilder, George Keyworth, and Alvin Toffler

As humankind explores this new electronic frontier of knowledge, it must confront again the most profound questions of how to organize itself for the common good. The meaning of freedom, structures of self-government, definition of property, nature of competition, conditions for cooperation, sense of community, and nature of progress will each be redefined for the Knowledge Age - just as they were redefined for anew age of industry some 250 years ago. The nature of cyberspace, the nature and ownership of property, the nature of the marketplace, the nature of freedom , the essence of community, and the role of government are each examined in detail.

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