A generous reminder that we must aim for “a revelation in the heart rather than a confrontation or a call-to-arms or a defense.”
„We can have democracy, or we can have a surveillance society, but we cannot have both.
Who knows? Who decides who knows? Who decides who decides who knows? Surveillance capitalists now hold the answers to each question, though we never elected them to govern.“
(Shoshana Zuboff, Jan. 29, 2021 in The New York Times)
This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: A longtime Facebook executive has admitted the company’s platform helped Donald Trump win the 2016 election, and predicted it may happen again this year. In an internal memo, Facebook Vice President Andrew Bosworth wrote, “So was Facebook responsible for Donald […]“Democracy For Sale”: Cambridge Analytica & Big Tech’s History of Manipulating Elections — Radio Free
“… private surveillance capital has institutionalized asymmetries of knowledge unlike anything ever seen in human history. They know everything about us; we know almost nothing about them.” (S. Zuboff)Democracy Now interviews Shoshana Zuboff: “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism”, Part 1. —
Can we still stop a world of technological totalitarianism? Intrusive data collection practices make a new, digital kind of fascism – via the data-driven steering of masses of humans – a very real possibility.
We are in the middle of a technological upheaval that will transform the way society is organized. We must make the right decisions now