The Age of Surveillance Capitalism The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power

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Publisher Description

The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called "surveillance capitalism," and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and control our behavior.

In this masterwork of original thinking and research, Shoshana Zuboff provides startling insights into the phenomenon that she has named surveillance capitalism. The stakes could not be higher: a global architecture of behavior modification threatens human nature in the twenty-first century just as industrial capitalism disfigured the natural world in the twentieth.

Zuboff vividly brings to life the consequences as surveillance capitalism advances from Silicon Valley into every economic sector. Vast wealth and power are accumulated in ominous new "behavioral futures markets," where predictions about our behavior are bought and sold, and the production of goods and services is subordinated to a new "means of behavioral modification."

The threat has shifted from a totalitarian Big Brother state to a ubiquitous digital architecture: a "Big Other" operating in the interests of surveillance capital. Here is the crucible of an unprecedented form of power marked by extreme concentrations of knowledge and free from democratic oversight. Zuboff's comprehensive and moving analysis lays bare the threats to twenty-first century society: a controlled "hive" of total connection that seduces with promises of total certainty for maximum profit -- at the expense of democracy, freedom, and our human future.

With little resistance from law or society, surveillance capitalism is on the verge of dominating the social order and shaping the digital future -- if we let it.

GENRE
Business & Personal Finance
RELEASED
2019
January 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
704
Pages
PUBLISHER
PublicAffairs
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
6.8
MB

Customer Reviews

wrconforti ,

Good but longer than needed

The info in the book is eye opening but I felt it was repetitive at times.

New To True Crime in Virginia ,

Not to be missed.

Who knows? Who decides? Who decides who decides? I listened as well as read and found myself highlighting so much then stopped because it was too much as it touches a part of you that will make you sit up and want to work in any way possible to get privacy and consent law created as soon as possible. It’s a book not to be missed. Honestly.

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