Deleting dystopia: re-asserting human priorities in the age of surveillance capitalism

Slaughter, Richard A. (2021) Deleting dystopia: re-asserting human priorities in the age of surveillance capitalism. University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia. ISBN 978-0-6487698-7-3

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Abstract

The IT revolution has brought many surprises. Among them is the fact that intensive surveillance and the related abuse of personal data have fallen into the hands of powerful digital oligarchies. Accounts of the increasingly repressive uses of advanced technologies and the subsequent ‘dumbing down’ of entire populations cast dark shadows over our future prospects that are beginning to look increasingly dystopian. Deleting Dystopia confirms that the existential threats posed by the misuse of advanced digital technologies are real. But, in place of apathy and fatalism, Slaughter explores ways of understanding the threat, conceptualising solutions and identifying strategies that lead away from digital authoritarian futures toward those founded on humanly viable values and practices.


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Additional Information: Deleting Dystopia: Re-Asserting Human Priorities in the Age of Surveillance Capitalism by University of Southern Queensland is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2021 23:38
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2021 04:05
Uncontrolled Keywords: surveillance capitalism; dystopia; social media; digital; oligarchies
Fields of Research (2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160808 Sociology and Social Studies of Science and Technology
Fields of Research (2020): 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4410 Sociology > 441004 Social change
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/43748

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