By Manuel Castells
This primary e-book in Castells' groundbreaking trilogy, with a considerable new preface, highlights the commercial and social dynamics of the knowledge age and exhibits how the community society has now absolutely risen on a world scale. * Groundbreaking quantity at the effect of the age of data on all facets of society* comprises insurance of the impact of the web and the net-economy* Describes the accelerating velocity of innovation and social transformation* in keeping with study within the united states, Asia, Latin the United States, and Europe
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And so, space in society is not the same as space in astrophysics or in quantum mechanics. If we look at space as a social form and a social practice, throughout history space has been the material support of simultaneity in social practice. That is, space defines the time frame of social relationships. This is why cities were born from the concentra tion of the functions of command and control, of coordination, of exchange of goods and services, of diverse and interactive social life. In fact, cities are, from their onset, communication systems, increas ing the chances of communication through physical contiguity.