chapter  7
Contextualizing global dreams and nightmares
Pages 10

This section presents an analysis, using tables, to sum up the main points of Part II. Tables 7.1 and 7.2 present selected features of both the globalized world and the WebNet vision of the world respectively. These features include: (1) the approach to time; (2) the vision for the future; (3) the utopian promise; (4) dystopian dangers; and (5) social eutopia. For example, the vision for the future for the globalized world is the alternatively global pan-capitalism, post-scarcity society and postindustrial society. The utopian promises are material benefits, instant satisfaction of material needs, global international democracy and more consumer and employment choices. Other features are shown in Tables 7.1 and 7.2.