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Infotopia : how many minds produce knowledge

Author: Cass R Sunstein
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The rise of the "information society" offers not only considerable peril but also great promise. Beset from all sides by a never-ending barrage of media, how can we ensure that the most accurate information emerges and is heeded? In this book, Cass R. Sunstein develops a deeply optimistic understanding of the human potential to pool information, and to use that knowledge to improve our lives. In an age of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cass R Sunstein
ISBN: 9780195189285 0195189280
OCLC Number: 62728491
Description: xi, 273 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Dreams and nightmares --
The (occasional) power of numbers --
The surprising failures of deliberating groups ---
Four big problems --
Money, prices, and prediction markets --
Many working minds: wikis, open source software, and blogs --
Implications and reforms --
Conclusion: Realizing promises --
Appendix: Prediction markets.
Responsibility: Cass R. Sunstein.
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In this delightful book, Cass R. Sunstein offers a cogent, compact and gently witty discussion of information sharing. getAbstract ...an intriguing new book... Financial Times

 
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