The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff is a compelling and frightening read about the new frontier of power. Zuboff shines a light on the explosive rise of surveillance capitalism and how it threatens to erode our human future. Engaging, eye-opening, and mandatory reading for anyone who wants to understand the world we live in today.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who wants to understand the world we live in today, and how it threatens our human future. It’s a must-read for computer enthusiasts, as Zuboff discusses how surveillance capitalism has infecting technology development, but also for everyone else who cares about preserving our basic rights and freedoms.
- The book is eye-opening, providing a detailed look at the rise of surveillance capitalism and its many ramifications.
- It’s a necessary read for anyone who wants to understand the world we live in today.
- Zuboff has a gift for writing clearly and compellingly, making this dense topic relatable and engaging.
- The book feels dense and at times hard to follow
- It’s a little bit bleak in terms of outlook
- Zuboff can be heavy on the academic jargon
Learn more about the author
Shoshana Zuboff is the Charles Edward Wilson Professor Emerita at Harvard Business School. She has written five books, including In The Age of the Smart Machine and The Support Economy.
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“Eye-opening and unsettling, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism reveals the hidden forces that drive our digital age.”