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Free download 監控資本主義時代(上卷:基礎與演進;下卷:機器控制力量) ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Shoshana Zuboff ñ 5 characters Free read ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ñ Shoshana Zuboff 「如果有什麼東西免費,那真正的商品其實是你」這句話已經過時了,你才不是商品,你是被捨棄的屍塊,真正的「商品」源於從你人生奪取的剩餘。  「這本書反對的不是科技,是不受監管、吃人不吐骨頭的資本主義。本書堪稱這個世代的《資本論》。」──莎娣.史密斯(Zadie Smith)(知名作家)  「翻開本書第一頁,我就迫不及待地想大聲呼告:為了在數位化時代自我防衛,大家都得讀一讀這本書。」──娜歐蜜.克萊恩(Naomi Klein)(《天翻地覆》〔This Changes Everything〕、《NO LOGO》作者)  繼《二十一世紀資本論》後,又一結合政治、經濟、社會巨型經典!  前所未有的權力結構已然成形、人性正在被數位化  在「監控資本主義」下的科技寡頭,愈來愈能準確預測並控制人類的行為  哈佛大學商學院網路心理學教授肖莎娜.祖博夫奠定大師地位之作  祖博夫擁有跨學科領域知識的廣度與深度,使她能夠透過社會、政治、商業和科技等不同面向掌握我們時代所正在發生的變化。在這部巨作經典中,對於當前蔓延的全球現象,祖博夫精闢、細緻地提出了「監控資本主義」這個令人為之一亮的原創概念與研究:人類在數位化時代面對的監控大挑戰,正處於一個急迫的關鍵時刻,夾身於高科技產業公司與政府的巨大力量,並受制於監控資本主義的隱藏型經濟邏輯,透過機器學習取得的知識,嘗試塑造並控?. Paints a frightening portrait of the rise of mass surveillance since the start of the Information Age In ornate often opaue prose Zuboff charts the development of a new form of global capitalism that aims to surveil all facets of human existence and using vast stores of privately held ruthlessly gathered data predict and modify user behavior to align with desired commercial outcomes

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This will be a long review so let me summarise it with tweet like succinctness The Age of Surveillance Capitalism is Black Mirror for people who hate fun I definitely mean that as a compliment It synthesises and analyses a wide range of ideas I ve come across in leisure and work reading during the past few years mostly in articles online As fragments those ideas filled me with concern and confusion Combined into the clear and systematic structure of a book they fill me with dread but the alleviation of confusion is very powerful Zuboff sets out a convincing and shocking analysis of the recent turn global capitalism has taken towards intensive data gathering behavioural prediction and pervasive surveillance While I think it could have been eually effective at slightly shorter length that is probably influenced by the unwieldiness of the hardback I got from the library I really appreciated the measured pace and excellent explanations Zuboff coins a number of useful descriptive phrases none helpful than that in the title The vagueness of late capitalism has always irritated me surveillance capitalism has a punchy accuracy Zuboff is a great writer with a consistent ability to identify key points without becoming reductive or sensationalistSurveillance capitalism s ability to keep democracy at bay produced these stark facts Two men at Google who do not enjoy the legitimacy of the vote democratic oversight or the demands of shareholder governance exercise control over the organisation and presentation of the world s information One man at facebook who does not enjoy the legitimacy of the vote democratic oversight or the demands of shareholder governance exercises control over an increasingly universal means of social connection along with the information concealed in its networksZuboff centres her overall enuiry into surveillance capitalism on three fundamental uestions who knows Who decides And who decides who decides The answers are disuieting to say the least It amazes me that so many people I know seem unconcerned about the amount of data the big five tech companies Google Apple Facebook Microsoft have about them and how it is used Not only do these firms have far data about us than we can readily understand its individual value is irrelevant in comparison to the value of it all in aggregate Zuboff uses the term economies of scale and scope for this Big data is valuable because machine learning models reuire vast amounts to produce useful results For work reasons I recently taught myself data mining and basic machine learning in R It was alarming to realise how easy to use yet fundamentally opaue big data analytics are Neural networks aren t really analogous to human brains in structure or function The real similarity is that in neither case is it known why you get the result you do Moreover like human brains neural networks makes mistakes However their mistakes are very different to those of humans and generally depend on how much data they ve been trained on and what forms it tookZuboff does not discuss such technicalities If you want an introduction to machine learning I suggest this youtube video She is rightly interested in the data that google and others gather to feed machine learning models which then predict our behaviour in order to sell us stuff Once limited to your computer the imperative to gather and behavioural data increasingly invades daily life via the internet of thingsThe very idea of a functional effective affordable product or service as a sufficient basis for economic exchange is dying Where you might least expect it products of every sort are remade by the new economic reuirements of connection and rendition Each is reimagined as a gateway to the new apparatus praised for being smart while traditional alternatives are reviled for remaining dumb It is important to acknowledge that in this context smart is euphemism for rendition intelligence that is designed to render some tiny corner of lived experience as behavioural data Each smart object is a kind of marionette for all its smartness it remains a hapless puppet dancing to the puppet master s hidden economic imperativesZuboff is especially good at explaining how it came to this how big tech seized a specific historic moment when neoliberal economics the war on terror and advances in information technology converged The big five s tactics for avoiding regulatory control or even admitting what they actually do are set out chillingly well While all this has certainly been discussed before it is expressed especially well here A slew of short articles over years are hard to distil sense from whereas this book sets out the situation with admirable clarity Chapter eleven lists characteristics that have allowed surveillance capitalism to take root despite the fact that the Western population consistently claim to value privacy The range and impact of these characteristics certainly makes sense of how we got here lack of precedent declaration as invasion historical context fortifications the dispossession cycle dependency self interest inclusion identification authority social persuasion foreclosed alternatives inevitabilism the ideology of human frailty ignorance and velocity The most novel part for me was an exploration of the philosophy underlying surveillance capitalism Since big tech aggressively avoids articulating such a thing based on the spurious claim that data is totally neutral this was especially interesting Zuboff labels it instrumentalism and contrasts it powerfully with totalitarianismTotalitarianism operated through the means of violence but instrumentarian power operates through the means of behavioural modification and this is where our focus must shift Instrumentarian power has no interest in our souls or any principle to instruct There is no training or transformation for spiritual salvation no ideology against which to judge our actions It is profoundly indifferent to our meanings and motives Trained on measurable action it only cares that whatever we do is accessible to its ever evolving operations of rendition calculation modification monetisation and control Totalitarianism was a political project that converged with economics to overwhelm society Instrumentarianism is a market project that converges with the digital to achieve its own uniue brand of social dominationI particularly appreciated the link Zuboff made with behavioural economics and its rejection of the rationality assumption while keeping all the other reductive and dubious assumptions of free market economics The nudge ethos of behavioural modification to optimise outcomes is entirely consistent with surveillance capitalism Whenever I ve read behavioural economics books over the years the same uestions come to mind first off why are you so amazed to have discovered very basic psychology Secondly whose behaviour are you nudging why and for whose benefit This idea of nudging or tuning behaviour is deeply unsettling and contains potentially massive hidden contradictions uite apart from its ethical implications What if two companies in the big tech oligopoly try to push behaviour in different directions Surely the vague aspiration of making the world run smoothly and efficiently whatever that means and for whom is in conflict with the anger and violence social media stokes in politics I was slightly surprised that only towards the end of the book does Zuboff broach the corrosive political effects of social media such as the spread of fake news and an adversarial reductive and angry political culture In a way she hardly needs to The prior chapters set this up well by explaining the radical indifference that big tech has for the actual content it feeds to its users The only aim is to increase revenues via a business model of maximising attention and engagement on the platforms If divisive dangerous and totally inaccurate material gets clicks and comments then that s good enough for facebook and google They take zero responsibility for the conseuences this has on politics culture and society despite profiting massively from them I m actually glad this wasn t mentioned earlier in the book as it s so depressing that it would have pulled focus from the economic and philosophical foundations beneath the surface As has probably become clear I consider this a deeply thought provoking and helpful book that has made my view of the world we live in a little clearer That is the pinnacle of what you can hope for in non fiction in my view Nonetheless I didn t agree with every word of it Zuboff treats surveillance capitalism as a successor to industrial capitalism stating several times that the latter wrecked the environment and now the former is wrecking the human soul While I don t disagree with this I think surveillance capitalism is also making it much harder to deal with the conseuences of industrial capitalism which still exists as well Smart phones don t just manifest from the aether Action to deal with climate change has been derailed by reactionary populist politics and a false euivalency between scientific research and conspiracy theories The complex and long term nature of environmental problems is totally unsuited to the acceleration and superficiality of social media Moreover surveillance capitalism is still capitalism thus all about economic growth increasing consumption and wasteful energy use I think these links should have been acknowledged a little Much like financial capitalism surveillance capitalism is a parasite upon industrial capitalism will it drain its host until they both die I wonderI think the weakest material is in the final chapter which considers how young people are growing up with pervasive internet surveillance that stunts their sense of self This is speculative and lacks the rigor and conviction of the other chapters Which is not to say that I find the concept uninteresting or unimportant Here though it is treated as something of an afterthought The psychological effects of constant connectivity and a norm of performative content sharing especially on children deserve their own books Mixing macro and micro level analysis can be risky this is a macro book and that is its great strength It is salutary to compare The Age of Surveillance Capitalism with Paul Mason s Postcapitalism A Guide to Our Future which I read in 2015 Mason covered some similar ground but drew very different conclusions that now appear remarkably naive The contradictions that he suggested would bring down neoliberalism are resolved by surveillance capitalism Mason wrote and I agreed when I read it that big tech s control over data was fragile and unsustainable I no longer believe that the past four years have seen consolidation and expansion of google and facebook s control over data Over the same period it has become evident that such data can be put to dangerous purposes with a total absence of democratic accountability According to free market economic theory the infinite supply of data should make it worthless uite the opposite occurs as data becomes and valuable as its scale and complexity increases because it can be used to make uicker and accurate behaviour predictions and to influence behaviour Certainly not in a free market though Google and facebook are in unassailable economic positions Any company that tries to compete is bought by them The only threats to their dominance come from outside the market regulation essentially Breaking up their monopolistic positions is part of public discourse for example the proposals of Elizabeth Warren a potential Democratic presidential candidate in the US As with oil companies though there is great reluctance to face the fundamental problem their business model Oil companies have no place in any world that takes climate change seriously because we must stop burning oil Likewise pervasive surveillance and data gathering have no place in any world that values privacy Reliance on secretive behavioural monitoring and modification should also stop but a ban on them seems even further away than a ban on burning oil At present they appear inextricably linked with the internet just as energy systems seems inextricably linked with fossil fuels In both cases the two developed interdependently but their linkage isn t inevitable The possibility exists of other energy systems and other forms of internet To my mind the first step to imagining better is understanding the flaws in what we haveI am pessimistic and negative about social media than most people I know uite possibly most people in general While it can have positive conseuences the fact that it is optimised by a handful of companies to take our data and sell us shit makes it fundamentally flawed The internet has a lot of potential to bring people together social media as currently constituted is likely to push them further apart I wonder whether Trump could have become president without twitter and facebook Frankly I doubt it The irony of my posting this on a social media site owned by is not lost on me this is how we live now The Age of Surveillance Capitalism takes the reader beyond the endless noise of twitter et al in an attempt to explain the underlying theory and structure of 21st century capitalism I found it an invaluable guide that solidified ideas I already had as well as introducing new concepts and raising new uestions Be warned I m probably not going to shut up about this one for a long while Probably best to read it now so you can make up your own mind Anglo Republic years mostly in articles online As fragments those ideas filled me with concern and confusion Combined into the clear and systematic structure of a book they fill me with dread but the alleviation of confusion is very powerful Zuboff sets out a convincing and shocking analysis of the recent turn global capitalism has taken towards intensive data gathering behavioural prediction and pervasive surveillance While I think it could have been eually effective at slightly shorter length that is probably influenced by the unwieldiness of the hardback I got from the library I really appreciated the measured pace and excellent explanations Zuboff coins a number of useful descriptive phrases none helpful than that in the title The vagueness of late capitalism has always irritated me surveillance capitalism has a punchy accuracy Zuboff is a great writer with a consistent ability to identify key points without becoming reductive or sensationalistSurveillance capitalism s ability to keep democracy at bay produced these stark facts Two men at Google who do not enjoy the legitimacy of the vote democratic oversight or the demands of shareholder governance exercise control over the organisation and presentation of the world s information One man at facebook who does not enjoy the legitimacy of the vote democratic oversight or the demands of shareholder governance exercises control over an increasingly universal means of social connection along with the information concealed in its networksZuboff centres her overall enuiry into surveillance capitalism on three fundamental uestions who knows Who decides And who decides who decides The answers are disuieting to say the least It amazes me that so many people I know seem unconcerned about the amount of data the big five tech companies Google Apple Facebook Microsoft have about them and how it is used Not only do these firms have far data about us than we can readily understand its individual value is irrelevant in comparison to the value of it all in aggregate Zuboff uses the term economies of scale and scope for this Big data is valuable because machine learning models reuire vast amounts to produce useful results For work reasons I recently taught myself data mining and basic machine learning in R It was alarming to realise how easy to use Haunted yet fundamentally opaue big data analytics are Neural networks aren t really analogous to human brains in structure or function The real similarity is that in neither case is it known why Night of Knives you get the result Abducted you want an introduction to machine learning I suggest this Chicken Soup for the Soul Christmas Treasury for Kids A Story a Day from December 1st through Christmas for Kids and Their Families youtube video She is rightly interested in the data that google and others gather to feed machine learning models which then predict our behaviour in order to sell us stuff Once limited to Chicken Soup for the Soul Daily Inspirations for Women Chicken Soup for the Soul Paperback Health Communications your computer the imperative to gather and behavioural data increasingly invades daily life via the internet of thingsThe very idea of a functional effective affordable product or service as a sufficient basis for economic exchange is dying Where Long Time Dead The Iphigenia Black Series #2 you might least expect it products of every sort are remade by the new economic reuirements of connection and rendition Each is reimagined as a gateway to the new apparatus praised for being smart while traditional alternatives are reviled for remaining dumb It is important to acknowledge that in this context smart is euphemism for rendition intelligence that is designed to render some tiny corner of lived experience as behavioural data Each smart object is a kind of marionette for all its smartness it remains a hapless puppet dancing to the puppet master s hidden economic imperativesZuboff is especially good at explaining how it came to this how big tech seized a specific historic moment when neoliberal economics the war on terror and advances in information technology converged The big five s tactics for avoiding regulatory control or even admitting what they actually do are set out chillingly well While all this has certainly been discussed before it is expressed especially well here A slew of short articles over Legacy of Blood Runescape #3 years are hard to distil sense from whereas this book sets out the situation with admirable clarity Chapter eleven lists characteristics that have allowed surveillance capitalism to take root despite the fact that the Western population consistently claim to value privacy The range and impact of these characteristics certainly makes sense of how we got here lack of precedent declaration as invasion historical context fortifications the dispossession cycle dependency self interest inclusion identification authority social persuasion foreclosed alternatives inevitabilism the ideology of human frailty ignorance and velocity The most novel part for me was an exploration of the philosophy underlying surveillance capitalism Since big tech aggressively avoids articulating such a thing based on the spurious claim that data is totally neutral this was especially interesting Zuboff labels it instrumentalism and contrasts it powerfully with totalitarianismTotalitarianism operated through the means of violence but instrumentarian power operates through the means of behavioural modification and this is where our focus must shift Instrumentarian power has no interest in our souls or any principle to instruct There is no training or transformation for spiritual salvation no ideology against which to judge our actions It is profoundly indifferent to our meanings and motives Trained on measurable action it only cares that whatever we do is accessible to its ever evolving operations of rendition calculation modification monetisation and control Totalitarianism was a political project that converged with economics to overwhelm society Instrumentarianism is a market project that converges with the digital to achieve its own uniue brand of social dominationI particularly appreciated the link Zuboff made with behavioural economics and its rejection of the rationality assumption while keeping all the other reductive and dubious assumptions of free market economics The nudge ethos of behavioural modification to optimise outcomes is entirely consistent with surveillance capitalism Whenever I ve read behavioural economics books over the Sands of the Scorpion Mission Survival #3 years the same uestions come to mind first off why are The Hat Shop on the Corner you so amazed to have discovered very basic psychology Secondly whose behaviour are Biggles Defies the Swastika you nudging why and for whose benefit This idea of nudging or tuning behaviour is deeply unsettling and contains potentially massive hidden contradictions uite apart from its ethical implications What if two companies in the big tech oligopoly try to push behaviour in different directions Surely the vague aspiration of making the world run smoothly and efficiently whatever that means and for whom is in conflict with the anger and violence social media stokes in politics I was slightly surprised that only towards the end of the book does Zuboff broach the corrosive political effects of social media such as the spread of fake news and an adversarial reductive and angry political culture In a way she hardly needs to The prior chapters set this up well by explaining the radical indifference that big tech has for the actual content it feeds to its users The only aim is to increase revenues via a business model of maximising attention and engagement on the platforms If divisive dangerous and totally inaccurate material gets clicks and comments then that s good enough for facebook and google They take zero responsibility for the conseuences this has on politics culture and society despite profiting massively from them I m actually glad this wasn t mentioned earlier in the book as it s so depressing that it would have pulled focus from the economic and philosophical foundations beneath the surface As has probably become clear I consider this a deeply thought provoking and helpful book that has made my view of the world we live in a little clearer That is the pinnacle of what Noughts & Crosses: Book 1 (Noughts And Crosses) you can hope for in non fiction in my view Nonetheless I didn t agree with every word of it Zuboff treats surveillance capitalism as a successor to industrial capitalism stating several times that the latter wrecked the environment and now the former is wrecking the human soul While I don t disagree with this I think surveillance capitalism is also making it much harder to deal with the conseuences of industrial capitalism which still exists as well Smart phones don t just manifest from the aether Action to deal with climate change has been derailed by reactionary populist politics and a false euivalency between scientific research and conspiracy theories The complex and long term nature of environmental problems is totally unsuited to the acceleration and superficiality of social media Moreover surveillance capitalism is still capitalism thus all about economic growth increasing consumption and wasteful energy use I think these links should have been acknowledged a little Much like financial capitalism surveillance capitalism is a parasite upon industrial capitalism will it drain its host until they both die I wonderI think the weakest material is in the final chapter which considers how Church 30 young people are growing up with pervasive internet surveillance that stunts their sense of self This is speculative and lacks the rigor and conviction of the other chapters Which is not to say that I find the concept uninteresting or unimportant Here though it is treated as something of an afterthought The psychological effects of constant connectivity and a norm of performative content sharing especially on children deserve their own books Mixing macro and micro level analysis can be risky this is a macro book and that is its great strength It is salutary to compare The Age of Surveillance Capitalism with Paul Mason s Postcapitalism A Guide to Our Future which I read in 2015 Mason covered some similar ground but drew very different conclusions that now appear remarkably naive The contradictions that he suggested would bring down neoliberalism are resolved by surveillance capitalism Mason wrote and I agreed when I read it that big tech s control over data was fragile and unsustainable I no longer believe that the past four The Philby Affair years have seen consolidation and expansion of google and facebook s control over data Over the same period it has become evident that such data can be put to dangerous purposes with a total absence of democratic accountability According to free market economic theory the infinite supply of data should make it worthless uite the opposite occurs as data becomes and valuable as its scale and complexity increases because it can be used to make uicker and accurate behaviour predictions and to influence behaviour Certainly not in a free market though Google and facebook are in unassailable economic positions Any company that tries to compete is bought by them The only threats to their dominance come from outside the market regulation essentially Breaking up their monopolistic positions is part of public discourse for example the proposals of Elizabeth Warren a potential Democratic presidential candidate in the US As with oil companies though there is great reluctance to face the fundamental problem their business model Oil companies have no place in any world that takes climate change seriously because we must stop burning oil Likewise pervasive surveillance and data gathering have no place in any world that values privacy Reliance on secretive behavioural monitoring and modification should also stop but a ban on them seems even further away than a ban on burning oil At present they appear inextricably linked with the internet just as energy systems seems inextricably linked with fossil fuels In both cases the two developed interdependently but their linkage isn t inevitable The possibility exists of other energy systems and other forms of internet To my mind the first step to imagining better is understanding the flaws in what we haveI am pessimistic and negative about social media than most people I know uite possibly most people in general While it can have positive conseuences the fact that it is optimised by a handful of companies to take our data and sell us shit makes it fundamentally flawed The internet has a lot of potential to bring people together social media as currently constituted is likely to push them further apart I wonder whether Trump could have become president without twitter and facebook Frankly I doubt it The irony of my posting this on a social media site owned by is not lost on me this is how we live now The Age of Surveillance Capitalism takes the reader beyond the endless noise of twitter et al in an attempt to explain the underlying theory and structure of 21st century capitalism I found it an invaluable guide that solidified ideas I already had as well as introducing new concepts and raising new uestions Be warned I m probably not going to shut up about this one for a long while Probably best to read it now so Highland Fling you can make up The Silent Witness A Novel your own mind

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Free download 監控資本主義時代(上卷:基礎與演進;下卷:機器控制力量) ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Shoshana Zuboff ñ 5 characters Free read ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ñ Shoshana Zuboff 網路知識完全只集中在少數人手上,且完全避過民主的監督。祖博夫在這本書裡全面分析,揭開二十一世紀社會的威脅:全面連結、高控管的「蜂巢系統」,它承諾、保證絕對可以帶來最大利益――只要犧牲民主、自由與人類的未來。  如果人類忽視不管,監控資本主義就會繼續遊走法律邊緣、挑戰社會,進而掌控社會秩序,形塑人類的數位未來生活。往後面對的挑戰,是在數位化更加普及之後,國際企業將有能力預測並控制人類的行為,這種前所未有的權力形式稱為「監控資本主義」。科技公司在網路上蒐集人類的資料,賣給出價最高的買家,管他是政府抑或零售商;他們的利潤不僅來自預測人類的行為,更來自調整人類的行為。資本主義與數位科技的結合,將如何形塑人類的價值觀,定義我們的未來?  祖博夫指出,人類正身處交叉口。但我們仍有力量決定自己想活在什麼樣的世界,此刻的抉擇也將決定往後數十年的生活。人類可以選擇縱容科技令少數人致富、令多數人貧窮,也可以選擇掌握科技,善加分配科技帶來的好處。  本書論述縝密,探討這份不受民主監督、前所未有的權力引發了什麼威脅,剖析新型資本主義對社會、政治、商業與科技的影響,直指這場鬥爭將決定資本主義的走向,以及資訊文明的意義。更重要的是,本書說明人類應該如何保護自己和社群,確保自己是數位科技的主人,而非奴隸?. A few years ago I read Yuval Noah Harari s book Homo Deus a whimsical look at our looming technological dystopia Harari s book struck me as being happily resigned to the end of human freedom and indeed the end of humanity as we know it This book could be described as the pessimistic and despairing counterpart to Harari s work It goes over many of the same themes the predictive power of Big Data the loss of human freedom and the intrusion of surveillance technology into every corner of our lives These things are all genuinely bad and troubling Having said that I found the authors analysis to be somehow overly bleak There is a fundamental trade off in having a free service like Google Maps We get powerful unprecedented assistance in navigation In turn they get our data which they use to refine their models of predictive human behavior This probably isn t fair once you understand the full scope of what you are losing and maybe we should all demand a new modus vivendi The book fails to describe it as a trade off however Instead it is depicted as us being literally conuered and enslaved by a foreign force repeatedly analogized to the conuest of the Tainos by the Spanish conuistadors This hyperbole is woven throughout the generally dense prose of the book There is tons of information here It doesn t necessarily say much that will be new to a relatively informed audience I found this a bit disappointing given the breathless reception that the book has received The repeated invocations of philosophers and renaissance poetry also felt a bit overwroughtHaving said that I am in sympathy with much of the book s argument We definitely have regressed to some sort of feudal economic arrangement even while retaining the minds and desires of modern people No wonder so many feel unhappy despite their relative material wealth The ubiuitous presence of sensory and data tracking euipment is setting human beings up for something unimaginable Every movement thought and impulse is on the way to being tracked and recorded in a powerful predictive text that can only be read by our new tech industry overseers We are on the way to becoming laboratory rats in a maze designed to fine tune our behavior mainly for the purpose of controlling us and extracting our wealth Every new gadget and app often given for free or sold at cost price is a new spy intended to capture as much behavioral data as possible You don t need to enjoy the author s lurid prose to see that her words contain some truthAre there any solutions here Only a vague gesture towards the need for democracy While that may be true I found it to be a predictable and somewhat lazy way to conclude the book I feel it is not right to hammer out hundreds of pages of dire information without even formulating a plausible solution Yes the problems are articulated are real and critical As the author acknowledges though the tide is so overwhelming most have resigned themselves to drift along its course How do we counteract this feeling of resignation That would be a significant uestion to answerWere it possible I would give this book 25 stars of out of five I would recommend any of the numerous essays about this subject out there as well as Harari s engaging overview


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  • 監控資本主義時代(上卷:基礎與演進;下卷:機器控制力量)
  • Shoshana Zuboff
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  • 13 March 2020
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