„Once the Internet of Things is rolled out, we are at the real takeoff point of the information economy. From then on, the key principle is to create democratic social control over aggregated information, and to prevent its monopolization or misuse by states and corporations.“

—  Paul Mason (giornalista), libro PostCapitalism: A Guide to our Future

PostCapitalism: A Guide to our Future (2015)

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