(as of Apr 02,2021 17:50:44 UTC – Particulars)
**Winner of the 2019 Transmission Prize**
**Longlisted for the 2019 Orwell Prize for Political Writing**
‘An outstanding guide by one of many world’s main specialists on the digital revolution’ David Patrikarakos, Literary Evaluate
‘This guide couldn’t have come at a greater second… The Folks Vs Tech makes clear that there’s nonetheless time – simply – for us to take again management’ – Camilla Cavendish, Sunday Instances
The web was meant to set us free.
Tech has radically modified the best way we reside our lives. However have we unwittingly handed an excessive amount of away to shadowy powers behind a wall of code, all manipulated by a handful of Silicon Valley utopians, advert males, and enterprise capitalists? And, in gentle of latest information breach scandals round corporations like Fb and Cambridge Analytica, what does that imply for democracy, our delicately balanced system of presidency that was created lengthy earlier than huge information, complete data and synthetic intelligence? On this pressing polemic, Jamie Bartlett argues that by means of our unquestioning embrace of huge tech, the constructing blocks of democracy are slowly being eliminated. The center class is being eroded, sovereign authority and civil society is weakened, and we residents are shedding our important colleges, perhaps even our free will.
The Folks Vs Tech is an enthralling account of how our fragile political system is being threatened by the digital revolution. Bartlett explains that by upholding six key pillars of democracy, we will put it aside earlier than it’s too late. We have to turn out to be lively residents; uphold a shared democratic tradition; shield free elections; promote equality; safeguard aggressive and civic freedoms; and belief in a sovereign authority. This important guide exhibits that the stakes couldn’t be increased and that, except we radically alter our course, democracy will be a part of feudalism, supreme monarchies and communism as simply one other political experiment that quietly disappeared.
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