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How Does Technology Impact Social Hierarchies?

How Does Technology Impact Social Hierarchies?

It’s basically a battle between top-down hierarchy and lateral network building, 

The way that power has been exercised in our society through these decades of mass systems has been about people in conference rooms arguing with each other over control of these mass mechanisms. They argue over ad campaigns, new car models, presidential nominees, etc.

With the arrival of the internet, anybody could build anything they want, put out any information and organize any movement; it was fundamentally disruptive. It’s lateral peer-to-peer, and there is no central node

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