Quantum jump [electronic resource] : a survival guide for the new renaissance / W.R. Clement.
- Toronto : Insomniac Press, c1998.
1 online resource (485 p.)
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- Quantum Jump was written for individuals trying to make sense of the rapid social and political changes overtaking their lives. Clement explains how our civilization is undergoing a translation similar to the European Renaissance, the development of managed agriculture or the invention of writing. Each of these eras brought about new world-views and broadened the intellectual scope through which we perceive our world. The Renaissance was triggered by the discovery of perspective - the means to manipulate three dimensions - and implemented by the bill of exchange and new mathematics. Our newest
- Table of contents; THE AUTHOR'S PERSPECTIVE: Welcome to Renaissance 2.0; PART I: Filtering the Background Noise: the hyperspace era begins; PART II: What's Wrong with this Picture? Fault lines in the New World Order; PART III: Life in Cyberspace; PART IV: How to survive in a multi-dimensional world; EPILOGUE: The Philosopher's Stone: How John Dee turned Britain into gold; INDEX
- Includes index.
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