Democracy Now!: The Age of Surveillance Capitalism – Part 2


Corporations have created a new kind of marketplace out of our private human experiences. That is the conclusion of an explosive new book that argues big tech platforms like Facebook and Google are elephant poachers, and our personal data is ivory tusks. this is the continuation the interview with Shoshana Zuboff, author of

“Surveillance capitalism is a further evolution of capitalism that follows in the old pattern of taking things that live outside the market, subordinating them to the market dynamic as commodities that can be sold and purchased—but with a dark twist. Surveillance capitalism unilaterally claims our private human experience as a free source of raw material for its own production processes. It translates our experience into behavioral data. Those behavioral data are then combined with its advanced computation capabilities, what people today refer to as AI, machine intelligence.”

—— Shoshana Zuboff.

“From the very first page I was consumed with an overwhelming imperative: everyone needs to read this book as an act of digital self-defense.”

—- Naomi Klein

To watch Part 1 of the interview with Shoshana Zuboff follow the link.

First aired on Democracy Now!


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