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    • Syntheism: Creating God in the Internet Age

    • By: Jan Söderqvist, Alexander Bard
    • Narrated by: Bert Deivert
    • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    After the monumental "Futurica Trilogy" comes a book that dares to describe individualism as the now defunct religion it always was and describe a reality that is primarily virtual, rather than physical. While the authors do not mind challenging the reader's view of the self and the world, their main intention here is to induce passive receivers of the future to become more active participants. This work offers engaging observations and perceptive interpretations of contemporary society.

    Regular price: $8.91

    • The Netocrats (Futurica Trilogy 1)

    • By: Jan Söderqvist, Alexander Bard
    • Narrated by: Bert Deivert
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    History is always written from the perspective of the ruling or rising elite at the time of writing. Concepts like The Stone Age, The Bronze Age, et cetera, were of course unknown during those periods that used to be called the stone age and the bronze age. They were invented during the 19th century to make sense of a development that seemed to reach its climax with industrialisation and the modern factory.

    Regular price: $8.91

    • The Global Empire (Futurica Trilogy 2)

    • By: Jan Söderqvist, Alexander Bard
    • Narrated by: Bert Deivert
    • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    "The Global Empire" has correctly been described as Bard & Söderqvist's philosophically most profound work. In this book, they explore what a world view is, how it is constructed, how it is defended under pressure from surrounding technological change, and how it finally implodes and must be replaced at the tipping point that is called a paradigm shift. The authors then move ahead and construct a new credible world view for the internet age.

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    • The Body Machines (Futurica Trilogy 3)

    • By: Jan Söderqvist, Alexander Bard
    • Narrated by: Bert Deivert
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Following the massive international success "The Netocrats" and its ambitious follow-up "The Global Empire", in this third installment of the "Futurica Trilogy", Bard and Söderqvist approach something far more personal - the fragile human being herself and, most of all, her brain. "The Body Machines", with a title borrowed from René Descartes, explains what a brain is, how it has developed and how it functions, and why it spends such an incredible amount of time and energy on fooling itself.

    Regular price: $8.91