The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff audiobook

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

By Shoshana Zuboff
Read by Nicol Zanzarella

PublicAffairs, Public Affairs 9781610395694
24.27 Hours Unabridged
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The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called "surveillance capitalism," and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and control our behavior. Shoshana Zuboff's interdisciplinary breadth and depth enable her to come to grips with the social, political, business, and technological meaning of the changes taking place in our time. We are at a critical juncture in the confrontation between the vast power of giant high-tech companies and government, the hidden economic logic of surveillance capitalism, and the propaganda of machine supremacy that threaten to shape and control human life. Will the brazen new methods of social engineering and behavior modification threaten individual autonomy and democratic rights and introduce extreme new forms of social inequality? Or will the promise of the digital age be one of individual empowerment and democratization? The Age of Surveillance Capitalism is neither a hand-wringing narrative of danger and decline nor a digital fairy tale. Rather, it offers a deeply reasoned and evocative examination of the contests over the next chapter of capitalism that will decide the meaning of information civilization in the twenty-first century. The stark issue at hand is whether we will be the masters of information and machines or its slaves.

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Summary

Summary

A London Guardian Pick of Best Books of the 21st Century

Shortlisted for the 2019 McKinsey Business Book of the Year

A #1 Amazon.com bestseller in Information Theory

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called "surveillance capitalism," and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and control our behavior.

Shoshana Zuboff's interdisciplinary breadth and depth enable her to come to grips with the social, political, business, and technological meaning of the changes taking place in our time. We are at a critical juncture in the confrontation between the vast power of giant high-tech companies and government, the hidden economic logic of surveillance capitalism, and the propaganda of machine supremacy that threaten to shape and control human life. Will the brazen new methods of social engineering and behavior modification threaten individual autonomy and democratic rights and introduce extreme new forms of social inequality? Or will the promise of the digital age be one of individual empowerment and democratization?

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism is neither a hand-wringing narrative of danger and decline nor a digital fairy tale. Rather, it offers a deeply reasoned and evocative examination of the contests over the next chapter of capitalism that will decide the meaning of information civilization in the twenty-first century. The stark issue at hand is whether we will be the masters of information and machines or its slaves.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Reveals capitalism’s most dangerous frontier with stunning clarity…A masterpiece of rare conceptual daring, beautifully written and deeply urgent.” Robert B. Reich, New York Times bestselling author
“Everyone needs to read this book as an act of digital self-defense…Zuboff demonstrates not only how our minds are being mined for data but also how they are being rapidly and radically changed in the process.” Naomi Klein, New York Times bestselling author
“The rare volume that puts a name on a problem just as it becomes critical.” Wall Street Journal
“Unmissable…The Age of Surveillance Capitalism shines a searing light on how this latest revolution is transforming our economy, politics, society—and lives.” Financial Times (London)
“An agenda-setting book that is devastating about the extent to which big tech sets out to manipulate us for profit…involving the monitoring and shaping of our behavior, often without our knowledge, with profound implications for democracy.” The Guardian (London)
“[A] comprehensive work of scholarship and synthesis…A business model that seeks growth by cataloging our ‘every move, emotion, utterance and desire’ is too radical to be taken for granted. As Zuboff repeatedly says near the end of the book, ‘It is not O.K.’" New York Times

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Author Bio: Shoshana Zuboff

Author Bio: Shoshana Zuboff

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Runtime: 24.27
Audience: Adult
Language: English