What future for new economy? The contribution concerns with thesis that the new economic phase, started with the new economy financial boom, does not regard only internet per se, but, first of all, the fading of material needs and the achievement of immaterial needs. The new great transformation outlines a transition to an informational economy or, better, to a knowledge economy. A transition loaded of uncertainty and insecurity
and which opens new challenges on privatisation of knowledge use and on the mechanisms of risks socialisation.