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Niall Ferguson’s Networld

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From the Reformation and 17th century witch-hunting, through the American Revolution and to the nightmare visions of Orwell’s 1984, Ferguson explores the intersection of social media, technology and the spread of cultural movements.

Niall Ferguson’s Networld

S01E01 · Episode 1 – “Disruption”

With the help of experts in network theory and precedents from history, Ferguson argues that... More

With the help of experts in network theory and precedents from history, Ferguson argues that the printing press had similar consequences for 16th-and 17th-century Europe as the personal computer and the Internet have for the world since the 20th century, leading to polarization and the dissemination of fake news.

3-17-202000:55:26
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Season 1