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The monthly bulletin of LEAP (European Laboratory of Political Anticipation) - 15 Mar 2022

Trend – The collapse of communication

In 1450, Gutenberg invented the printing press and published his first Bible. 100 years later, the Council of Trent invented the “index librorum prohibitorum”.[1] In between, Luther initiated the reform movement of the Catholic Church.

500 years later, in 1995, the West invented the Internet. Twenty years later, as a result of a multi-directional questioning of this same West (terrorism, religious schisms, arrival of new actors…), censorship reigns over an internet gradually transformed into a mainstream media instead of the immense library it initially provided.

If, like us, you use the internet to understand the world, you will have noticed that Google searches now only lead to a few dozen official media, most of which are paying (Reuters, Bloomberg, Financial Times, etc.) and a few hundred large organisations (European Commission, UN, governments, etc.).

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