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The Resource Silicon states : the power and politics of big tech and what it means for our future, Lucie Greene

Silicon states : the power and politics of big tech and what it means for our future, Lucie Greene

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Silicon states : the power and politics of big tech and what it means for our future
Title
Silicon states
Title remainder
the power and politics of big tech and what it means for our future
Statement of responsibility
Lucie Greene
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"If you've been watching the news of late, you've noticed a subtle shift in the world order. Our political landscape remains bitterly divided, while a new administration seeks to obliterate wide swaths of the government. In an era where civic trust is quickly eroding away, it's easy to imagine this gap being filled by the large, international businesses many consumers have come to trust, as they begin to encroach upon all aspects of our lives. Welcome to the Silicon States. Silicon Valley is imperializing the planet. With nearly bottomless supplies of cash and ambition, a small group of companies have been gradually seizing symbolic and practical civic leadership in America and worldwide. But Silicon Valley does not answer to the electorate; nor have they been voted into office. And the perils of their influence are only now making themselves known. The institutions of Facebook, Google, and Twitter are implicated in the investigation of Russian interference into U.S. elections, providing the public their first opportunity to glimpse the wizards behind the curtain: how these businesses operate, where their interests lie, and the power they wield over an unsuspecting citizenry. While the promise of Silicon Valley is bold, futuristic, and seductive, it is important to understand these corporations' possible impact on our future. Silicon States emphasizes that before we hand our future over to a rarified group of companies, we examine the world they might build: its benefits, prejudices, and inherent flaws. And to ask, ultimately, if we really want it"--
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Greene, Lucie
Dewey number
338.4/760973
Index
no index present
LC call number
HC79.H53
LC item number
G74 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • High technology industries
  • Technology
  • Social responsibility of business
Label
Silicon states : the power and politics of big tech and what it means for our future, Lucie Greene
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Publication
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Source of cataloging data: WCP
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
A changing landscape -- The new power map -- Silicon Valley and the government -- The fifth estate -- Connecting the world -- Moonshots -- The future of healthcare -- The future of education -- Airbnb land -- Women and Silicon Valley -- Hacking philanthropy -- The future, maybe
Control code
on1037887132
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781640090712
Lccn
2018010153
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781640090712
  • (OCoLC)1037887132
Label
Silicon states : the power and politics of big tech and what it means for our future, Lucie Greene
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A changing landscape -- The new power map -- Silicon Valley and the government -- The fifth estate -- Connecting the world -- Moonshots -- The future of healthcare -- The future of education -- Airbnb land -- Women and Silicon Valley -- Hacking philanthropy -- The future, maybe
Control code
on1037887132
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781640090712
Lccn
2018010153
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781640090712
  • (OCoLC)1037887132

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