The first edition was published in September 2016.
Historical events happened in that year. One was Brexit and the other was the birth of President D.Trump. Moreover, a lot of incidents happened that year.
Particularly, the both government doubt the Russian government operated the election through the internet. The power has affected our life. In addition, our life are based on social capital. Therefore, if we ignore this problem, its society will destroyed.
What is social capital? The author says,
“Social capital is individual knowledge that only has value in particular social contexts. An appreciation for property rights, for instance, is valueless unless it is held within a community of productive firm is only useful within that firm, where that culture governs behavior.”
He quoted a passage from ‘The Wealth of Nations‘, Adam Smith.
“A man must always live by his work, and his wages must a least be sufficient to maintain him”.
We are able to stop developing digital technologies and the digital economy. We cannot know what to do and how we should do. The author tells us.
“Face to face with the unknown, it is hard to know what to feel or what to do. It is tempting to be afraid. But, faced with this great, powerful, transformative force, we shouldn’t be frightened. We should be generous. We should be as generous as we can be.”