The Age of Surveillance Capitalism – Shoshana Zuboff
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- Wikipedia Article: The Age of Surveillance Capitalism is a 2018 non-fiction book by Professor Shoshana Zuboff which looks at the development of digital companies like Google and Amazon, and suggests that their business models represent a new form of capitalist accumulation that she calls "surveillance capitalism".
- Zuboff states that Surveillance Capitalism "unilaterally claims human experience as free raw material for translation into behavioural data [which] are declared as a proprietary behavioural surplus, fed into advanced manufacturing processes known as ‘machine intelligence’, and fabricated into prediction products that anticipate what you will do now, soon, and later." She states that these new capitalist products "are traded in a new kind of marketplace that I call behavioural futures markets."
- “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism” deserves every comparison that it’s received to Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring” (The New Yorker)