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The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power
 

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... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781781256848
Barcode 9781781256848
Published 4 March 2019 by Profile Books Ltd
Format Hardback, Main
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Author(s) By Zuboff, Shoshana
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ISBN-13 9781781256848
ISBN-10 1781256845
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Imprint Profile Books Ltd
Publication Date 4 March 2019
International Publication Date 31 January 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
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
Dewey Code 303.4833
Catalogue Code 967672

Description of this Book

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 selling 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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Praise for In the Age of the Smart Machine: 'A work of rare originality and engrossing complexity * New York Times Book Review * Ground-breaking, magisterial and synthetically brilliant * Technology and Culture * Examined with force and almost cunning insight what is yet to come * Encyclopedia of Software Engineering *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Shoshana Zuboff has been called 'the true prophet of the information age' by the Financial Times for her ground-breaking book, In the Age of the Smart Machine. She is now the Charles Edward Wilson Professor Emerita at Harvard Business School as well as Faculty Associate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School. In 2006, strategy+business magazine named her one of the eleven most original business thinkers in the world.

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