Carl Miller has dived into the murkiest depths of the net in his first book, The Death of the Gods; The New Global Power Grab.
The Gods in question are the structures and institutions that have governed and shaped our world for living memory, even centuries: democratic government; business; press and media; crime and policing. These are the structures in which “power” has resided, and through which it is exercised.
Carl Miller, co-founder and research director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at left-leaning thinktank Demos, details how big tech tends towards monopoly, and the rise of the algorithm-powered data scientist has accelerated this trend – and how the founders and innovators seemingly don’t seem to notice the impoverishing effect they’re having on those Silicon Valley residents without the benefit of a maths or computer science background.
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