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The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power: Barack Obama's Books of 2019

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power: Barack Obama's Books of 2019 (Hardback, Main)

By Zuboff, Shoshana

Society is at a turning point. The heady optimism that accompanied the advent of the Internet has gone, replaced with a deep unease as technology, capitalism and an unequal society combine to create the perfect storm. Tech companies are gathering our information online and sellin...g it to the highest bidder, whether government or retailer. In this world of surveillance capitalism, profit depends not only on predicting but modifying our online behaviour. How will this fusion of capitalism and the digital shape the values that define our future? Shoshana Zuboff shows that at this critical juncture we have a choice, the power to decide what kind of world we want to live in. We can choose whether to allow the power of technology to enrich the few and impoverish the many, or harness it for the wider distribution of capitalism's social and economic benefits. What we decide over the next decade will shape the rest of the twenty-first century. Exploring the social, political, business and technological meaning of the changes taking place in our time, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism tackles the threat of an unprecedented power free from democratic oversight, and shows how we can protect ourselves and our communities. This is a deeply reasoned examination of the contests over the next chapter of capitalism that will decide the meaning of information civilization. The stark issue at hand is whether we will be masters of the digital, or its slaves.
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ISBN 9781781256848
Released NZ 4 Mar 2019
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Format Hardback, Main
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ISBN-13 9781781256848
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Imprint Profile Books Ltd
Released 4 Mar 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Zuboff, Shoshana
Category Social & Cultural History
Ethical Issues & Debates
Impact Of Science & Technology On Society
Number of Pages 704
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 56mm
Dewey Code 303.4833
Weight 1,048g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Information society, Capitalism
NBS Text History: Specific Subjects
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly