About the book
An elite of tech entrepreneurs has managed to dominate humanity and society within a very short time. Since the introduction of the iPhone in 2007, a world without services such as WhatsApp, Instagram, SnapChat and the Cloud has become unimaginable. Over the last fifteen years, a collective digital conversion has taken place that has drastically changed our lives.
In We Nihilists, Hans Schnitzler asks a question that is rarely asked: how did this virtual class manage to accomplish this? Inspired by, among others, Friedrich Nietzsche’s work on nihilism, he goes in search of the cultural roots of this success. His quest plunges the reader into the wonderful world of the internet age’s archetype: the nerd. At the same time, he holds up a wry mirror: in fact, we are all nerds.
The data revolution is threatening to devour her own. With this book, Schnitzler urges us to examine our own role – because only when we become aware of it, change is possible.