A History of Ideas: The Fourth Revolution
Gillian Anderson on the Fourth Revolution
Are we in the midst of a fourth revolution in human thinking? This is the view of philosopher Luciano Floridi. He sees the modern information age as fundamentally changing the way we think in the same way as the revolutions of thought sparked by Copernicus, Darwin and Freud reshaped our world view. But is it all for the better?
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Are we in the midst of a fourth revolution in human thinking? This is the view of philosopher Luciano Floridi.
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