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The Know-It-Alls: The Rise of Silicon Valley as a Political Powerhouse and Social Wrecking Ball

The Know-It-Alls: The Rise of Silicon Valley as a Political Powerhouse and Social Wrecking Ball (Hardback)

By Cohen, Noam

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The Beginning: a Stanford University lab embarked on an idealistic quest to create an artificial intelligence that would benefit society, perhaps even profit the makers. There were few women or minorities in the department and its head rejected the very idea of authority, but rea...lly - what could go wrong? Now: more and more aspects of our lives are being dictated by a tiny, unaccountable elite, a breakaway sect of free-market libertarians who are determined to bypass government and enrich themselves at the expense of society. Told through its eleven greatest pioneers, The Know-It-Alls is the first full history of Silicon Valley and a damning critique of the greed, bias and prejudice of an industry that is fracturing America and taking the rest of us with it.
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ISBN 9781786073679
Released NZ 1 Mar 2018
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781786073679
Stock Ready to ship - Less than 10 items
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint Oneworld Publications
Released 1 Mar 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Cohen, Noam
Category Politics & Government
Business Strategy
Business Ethics
Information Technology Industries
History Of Engineering & Technology
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 146mm
Height: 225mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 658.40380979461
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress High technology industries - California - San Francisco, Information technology - California - San Francisco
NBS Text Management & Business: General
ONIX Text General/trade