The haves and the have-nots

Een citaat uit 2008

“We thought the network society and informational capitalism was seamless, but we see more of these crude and cruel stitches than before, where the haves and have-nots are brutally kept apart. The walls of Ceuta, Palestine, Tijuana prove that our world is not a smooth corporate network society but a striated space of fortresses, enclaves and capsules.”

 — Lieven de Cauter in A Cyberpunk Landscape: Snapshots of the ‘Mad Max Phase’ of Globalization