The author, who worked at Google, the cutting edge of IT, shows how the virtualization has fundamentally changed humans and society, and how it will change in the future.
- Book Intro
We now live in a world that's a mix of virtuality and reality. Over the last decade, virtualization created by social media, artificial intelligence, and cryptocurrency has changed human's psychology and behavior and interaction as well as politics, society and economy. Now we communicate more in virtual spaces like Facebook and Instagram than offline, and plan our lives to get more likes. When surfing the web, we rely on artificial intelligence to make everyday choices such as what to read, what to see, and what to buy.
While working at Google and observing fast-changing trends, author Joo Youngmin realized that virtual reality is replacing real life, from mundane things to monetary power. This book shows how the flow of virtualization is reorganizing humans and our society in a fundamental way. For example, Some people make themselves the others by exposing themselves on SNS. Artificial intelligence contributed to the production of fake contents and placed people under its surveillance. And virtual currencies made the government and banks lose its power.
The Virtual Revolution clearly shows the reality of virtualization that we do not know or only imagine dimly, and helps us to understand the present situation where virtuality and reality are intertwined, and to imagine a future where virtualization will prevail over the reality. This book will give us clues to proactively respond to massive civilizational changes without being passively swept away.
- About the Author
Joo Youngmin (M) is a former Google marketer. Since 2016, he has helped with the marketing of leading Korean startups while running a private independent media research institute that aims to provide "Entertaining Insight" combining commercial viablity, timeliness, and depth. Based on such insight, he delivers lectures and various knowledge contents on how to respond to mega trends. His contents are attracting attention from Korea's major IT, venture investment, start-up, and marketing/advertising industries. In 2019, he was the only Korean to be invited to 40 Global Shapers of the World Economic Forum (Davos Forum).
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