The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

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

Hardcover, 704 pages

English language

Published Aug. 8, 2019 by Public Affairs.

ISBN:
9781610395694
OCLC Number:
1081043473

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4 stars (8 reviews)

"Shoshana Zuboff, named "the true prophet of the information age" by the Financial Times, has always been ahead of her time. Her seminal book In the Age of the Smart Machine foresaw the consequences of a then-unfolding era of computer technology. Now, three decades later she asks why the once-celebrated miracle of digital is turning into a nightmare. Zuboff tackles the social, political, business, personal, and technological meaning of "surveillance capitalism" as an unprecedented new market form. It is not simply about tracking us and selling ads, it is the business model for an ominous new marketplace that aims at nothing less than predicting and modifying our everyday behavior--where we go, what we do, what we say, how we feel, who we're with. The consequences of surveillance capitalism for us as individuals and as a society vividly come to life in The Age of Surveillance Capitalism's pathbreaking analysis of power. …

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This one was a dense and dry read, maybe a little bit too long. It brings a detailed account of the emergence of Surveillance Capitalism and how it threatens democracy, privacy and information.

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Subjects

  • Social aspects
  • Consumer behavior
  • Consumer profiling
  • Data processing
  • Information technology

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