Surviving the Future

Surviving the Future
Author: David Fleming,Shaun Chamberlin
Publsiher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-04
ISBN 10: 1603586466
ISBN 13: 9781603586467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surviving the Future Book Review:

Surviving the Future is a story drawn from the fertile ground of the late David Fleming’s extraordinary Lean Logic: A Dictionary for the Future and How to Survive It. That hardback consists of four hundred and seventy-two interlinked dictionary entries, inviting readers to choose their own path through its radical vision. Recognizing that Lean Logic’s sheer size and unusual structure can be daunting, Fleming’s long-time collaborator Shaun Chamberlin has selected and edited one of these potential narratives to create Surviving the Future. The content, rare insights, and uniquely enjoyably writing style remain Fleming’s, but are presented here at a more accessible paperback-length and in conventional read-it-front-to-back format. The subtitle—Culture, Carnival and Capital in the Aftermath of the Market Economy—hints at Fleming’s vision. He believed that the market economy will not survive its inherent flaws beyond the early decades of this century, and that its failure will bring great challenges, but he did not dwell on this: “We know what we need to do. We need to build the sequel, to draw on inspiration which has lain dormant, like the seed beneath the snow.” Surviving the Future lays out a compelling and powerfully different new economics for a post-growth world. One that relies not on taut competitiveness and eternally increasing productivity—“putting the grim into reality”—but on the play, humor, conversation, and reciprocal obligations of a rich culture. Building on a remarkable breadth of intellectual and cultural heritage—from Keynes to Kumar, Homer to Huxley, Mumford to MacIntyre, Scruton to Shiva, Shakespeare to Schumacher—Fleming describes a world in which, as he says, “there will be time for music.” This is the world that many of us want to live in, yet we are told it is idealistic and unrealistic. With an evident mastery of both economic theory and historical precedent, Fleming shows that it is not only desirable, but actually the only system with a realistic claim to longevity. With friendliness, humor, and charm, Surviving the Future plucks this vision out of our daydreams and shows us how to make it real.

Surviving the Future

Surviving the Future
Author: Arnold Toynbee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 164
Release: 1971
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X000148749
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surviving the Future Book Review:

Revision of a dialogue beween Kei Wakaizumi and Arnold Toynbee, originally published, in Japanese, in installments in the Mainichi Shimbun.

The Future We Choose

The Future We Choose
Author: Christiana Figueres,Tom Rivett-Carnac
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-04-06
ISBN 10: 0593080939
ISBN 13: 9780593080931
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future We Choose Book Review:

Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac--who led negotiations for the United Nations during the historic Paris Agreement of 2015--have written a cautionary but optimistic book about the world's changing climate and the fate of humanity. How all of us address the climate crisis in the next thirty years will determine not only the world we will live in but also the world we will bequeath to our children and theirs. The authors outline two possible scenarios for our planet. In one, they describe what life on Earth will be like by 2050 if we fail to meet the Paris climate targets. In the other, they lay out what it will be like to live in a carbon neutral, regenerative world. They argue for confronting the climate crisis headon, with determination and optimism. The Future We Choose presents our options and tells us, in no uncertain terms, what governments, corporations, and each of us can and must do to fend off disaster.

Lean Logic

Lean Logic
Author: David Fleming
Publsiher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Total Pages: 623
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 1603586482
ISBN 13: 9781603586481
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lean Logic Book Review:

Lean Logic is David Fleming's masterpiece, the product of more than thirty years' work and a testament to the creative brilliance of one of Britain's most important intellectuals. A dictionary unlike any other, it leads readers through Fleming's stimulating exploration of fields as diverse as culture, history, science, art, logic, ethics, myth, economics, and anthropology, being made up of four hundred and four engaging essay-entries covering topics such as Boredom, Community, Debt, Growth, Harmless Lunatics, Land, Lean Thinking, Nanotechnology, Play, Religion, Spirit, Trust, and Utopia. The threads running through every entry are Fleming's deft and original analysis of how our present market-based economy is destroying the very foundations--ecological, economic, and cultural-- on which it depends, and his core focus: a compelling, grounded vision for a cohesive society that might weather the consequences. A society that provides a satisfying, culturally-rich context for lives well lived, in an economy not reliant on the impossible promise of eternal economic growth. A society worth living in. Worth fighting for. Worth contributing to. The beauty of the dictionary format is that it allows Fleming to draw connections without detracting from his in-depth exploration of each topic. Each entry carries intriguing links to other entries, inviting the enchanted reader to break free of the imposed order of a conventional book, starting where she will and following the links in the order of her choosing. In combination with Fleming's refreshing writing style and good-natured humor, it also creates a book perfectly suited to dipping in and out. The decades Fleming spent honing his life's work are evident in the lightness and mastery with which Lean Logic draws on an incredible wealth of cultural and historical learning--from Whitman to Whitefield, Dickens to Daly, Kropotkin to Kafka, Keats to Kuhn, Oakeshott to Ostrom, Jung to Jensen, Machiavelli to Mumford, Mauss to Mandelbrot, Leopold to Lakatos, Polanyi to Putnam, Nietzsche to Næss, Keynes to Kumar, Scruton to Shiva, Thoreau to Toynbee, Rabelais to Rogers, Shakespeare to Schumacher, Locke to Lovelock, Homer to Homer-Dixon--in demonstrating that many of the principles it commends have a track-record of success long pre-dating our current society. Fleming acknowledges, with honesty, the challenges ahead, but rather than inducing despair, Lean Logic is rare in its ability to inspire optimism in the creativity and intelligence of humans to nurse our ecology back to health; to rediscover the importance of place and play, of reciprocity and resilience, and of community and culture. ------ Recognizing that Lean Logic's sheer size and unusual structure could be daunting, Fleming's long-time collaborator Shaun Chamberlin has also selected and edited one of the potential pathways through the dictionary to create a second, stand-alone volume, Surviving the Future: Culture, Carnival and Capital in the Aftermath of the Market Economy. The content, rare insights, and uniquely enjoyable writing style remain Fleming's, but presented at a more accessible paperback-length and in conventional read-it-front-to-back format.

A Short History of the Future

A Short History of the Future
Author: Colin Mason
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1844073467
ISBN 13: 9781844073467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short History of the Future Book Review:

The growth of pollution that crosses national borders represents a significant threat to human health and ecological sustainability. Various international agreements exist between countries to reduce risks to their populations, however there is often a mi

Inside the Future Surviving the Technology Revolution

Inside the Future  Surviving the Technology Revolution
Author: Henry C. Lucas Jr.
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2008-03-30
ISBN 10: 0313348278
ISBN 13: 9780313348273
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inside the Future Surviving the Technology Revolution Book Review:

From iPods to EZPass technology to YouTube to eGovernment initiatives, the impact of technology is changing our lives more and more each day. This book, a counterpart to a Maryland Public Television documentary, chronicles how and why and shows ways people can take advantage of the revolution in their personal and professional lives. As technology expert Henry C. Lucas, Jr., argues, the fundamentals of business and the economy—not to mention the details of daily life—are changing in every market, in every industry, and in every nation. This book explores the most significant of these technology-enabled transformations to help readers understand and appreciate the opportunities and threats presented by a new, technology-driven global economy. Among other things, Inside the Future demonstrates that: -A revolution in technology is transforming business and the way individuals live and work. -It's essential to adapt to change. Resisting technological advances is futile, and countries or people that fall behind in technology may never catch up. -The U.S. needs to prepare current and future workers for an economy that incorporates technology in every business process, an economy in which there are almost no constraints from time and place, and an economy in which most hierarchical organizations disappear. -The future competitiveness of the country depends on our ability to innovate and implement change enabled by technology. This revolution is leaving no person or organization untouched. From business to education and healthcare, the digitization and mobilization of every process affects us all. Yet this isn't a book about technology, but one that shows how people and organizations can adapt technology to transform their businesses as well as create a more productive, satisfying personal life. Readers will gain a new awareness of how leading organizations apply IT to create transformations, and how they can use technology to improve their lives, remain competitive in the workforce, and survive in this new age of constant change and re-invention.

Surviving the Machine Age

Surviving the Machine Age
Author: Kevin LaGrandeur,James J. Hughes
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2017-03-15
ISBN 10: 3319511653
ISBN 13: 9783319511658
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surviving the Machine Age Book Review:

This book examines the current state of the technologically-caused unemployed, and attempts to answer the question of how to proceed into an era beyond technological unemployment. Beginning with an overview of the most salient issues, the experts collected in this work present their own novel visions of the future and offer suggestions for adapting to a more symbiotic economic relationship with AI. These suggestions include different modes of dealing with education, aging workers, government policies, and the machines themselves. Ultimately, they lay out a whole new approach to economics, one in which we learn to merge with and adapt to our increasingly intelligent creations.

Surviving the New Economy

Surviving the New Economy
Author: John Amman,Tris Carpenter,Gina Neff
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-12-03
ISBN 10: 1317251091
ISBN 13: 9781317251095
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surviving the New Economy Book Review:

The dot-com boom of the late 1990s marked the coming of age of the much-heralded New Economy, an economic, technological, and social transformation that was decades in the making. A highly mobile, and in many cases highly compensated, workforce faces a multitude of new risks: Jobs are no longer secure nor insulated from global competition, employer-provided health benefits are drying up, and retirement planning is almost entirely the responsibility of employees themselves. This timely book examines the challenges facing high-tech workers and other professionals and the relevance of these struggles for the future of the economy. Written by leading experts, Surviving the New Economy shows how people working in technology industries are addressing their concerns via both traditional collective bargaining and through innovative actions. Using case studies from the United States and abroad, the authors in this collection examine how highly skilled workers are surviving in a global economy in which the rules have changed-and how they are reshaping their workplaces in the process.

I Am Woman

I Am Woman
Author: Daliah Husu
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2016-03-23
ISBN 10: 9781522798606
ISBN 13: 1522798609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Am Woman Book Review:

Living the life of her dreams won't be easy-especially since she was born male. But her dream life may yet come true-if she truly wants it. In this raw and emotionally charged memoir, Daliah Husu declares her trans womanhood with an honest and authoritative voice. Searching for her true identity, yearning for her mother's acceptance, and desperate to find love, Daliah shares her painful, yet enriching journey into self-actualization and womanhood-a journey that starts as a young boy growing up without a father or mother in the slums of Santo Domingo, and who later transforms into a young woman obsessed with gaining the attention of men, forced into sex work, and haunted by alcohol and drug abuse. Remarkably, I Am Woman emphasizes that in midst of our loneliness, suffering, and darkness, our hopes and dreams continue to illuminate our path to personal freedom, survival, and ultimately love.

Leaning Forward

Leaning Forward
Author: Josh Linkner
Publsiher: Dog Ear Publishing
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2007-11
ISBN 10: 1598584286
ISBN 13: 9781598584288
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leaning Forward Book Review:

"Josh Linkner, CEO of ePrize, is a tremendous business leader who has established a successful and sustainable company, as well as a culture that nurtures employees to help them maximize their potential." - Jennifer M. Granholm, Governor, State of Michigan "Leaning Forward is a deep and highly aware look into the future of interactive marketing. A must-read for anybody who plans to compete and win in the brain age." - Dan Gilbert, Chairman and Founder, Quicken Loans and Majority Owner, Cleveland Cavaliers "Josh has given you reason to fear the programmed nature of obsolescence but more importantly his deep consumer knowledge will give you hope! This book will never be obsolete!!!" - David Sable, Vice Chairman/Chief Operating Officer, Wunderman (largest direct marketing company in the world) Leaning Forward takes a penetrating look at the future of Interactive marketing. Major brands throughout the world have embraced the 'Digital Revolution', and have fundamentally changed the way they interact with their consumers. As a marketer, you will learn what you need to know to stay ahead of the curve and compete in this dramatically changed landscape. Renowned entrepreneur Josh Linkner shows you real world examples of what the best marketers are doing today and where the trends are heading. You'll learn how the most savvy marketers: . Establish and nurture direct, one-to-one relationships . Motivate specific consumer behavior . Get marketing messages heard above the non-stop "noise" . Combine brand immersive experiences with proven direct-marketing techniques . Generate "hand-raisers" . Increase relevancy, response-rates, and overall performance . Drive immediate and measurable results By examining the major sea of change that has happened over the last ten years, Linkner shares best practices, trends, and helps readers avoid common pitfalls. A must-read for today's marketing professional, business owner, or aspiring entrepreneur. Josh Linkner --Founder and CEO, ePrize As a pioneer in interactive marketing and promotions, Josh has been involved in the development of thousands of digital marketing strategies over the last 14 years. As the founder and CEO of ePrize, he has led the firm from inception to being ranked the #1 fastest growing and #3 overall promotion agency by PROMO Magazine. ePrize has produced an industry-leading 4,000 interactive promotions for clients including Coca-Cola, American Express, The Gap, Procter & Gamble, Warner Bros. Dell, adidas, Citibank and General Motors. Josh has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, AdAge, Inc. magazine, Entrepreneur, and Adweek, and is a regular keynote speaker at industry events and conferences. Josh has won several business, technology, and design awards. He is also an accomplished and well-respected Jazz musician from which he draws the same passion and excitement toward business, and creating a culture of innovation, discipline, and creativity.

Surviving the Apocalypse in the Suburbs

Surviving the Apocalypse in the Suburbs
Author: Wendy Brown
Publsiher: New Society Publishers
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-10-18
ISBN 10: 1550924710
ISBN 13: 9781550924718
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surviving the Apocalypse in the Suburbs Book Review:

The survival list for the thrivalist

Surviving the 21st Century

Surviving the 21st Century
Author: Julian Cribb
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2016-09-20
ISBN 10: 3319412701
ISBN 13: 9783319412702
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surviving the 21st Century Book Review:

The book explores the central question facing humanity today: how can we best survive the ten great existential challenges that are now coming together to confront us? Besides describing these challenges from the latest scientific perspectives, it also outlines and integrates the solutions, both at global and individual level and concludes optimistically. This book brings together in one easy-to-read work the principal issues facing humanity. It is written for the two next generations who will have to deal with the compounding risks they inherit, and which flow from overpopulation, resource pressures and human nature. The author examines ten intersecting areas of activity (mass extinction, resource depletion, WMD, climate change, universal toxicity, food crises, population and urban expansion, pandemic disease, dangerous new technologies and self-delusion) which pose manifest risks to civilization and, potentially, to our species’ long-term future. This isn’t a book just about problems. It is also about solutions. Every chapter concludes with clear conclusions and consensus advice on what needs to be done at global level —but it also empowers individuals with what they can do for themselves to make a difference. Unlike other books, it offers integrated solutions across the areas of greatest risk. It explains why Homo sapiens is no longer an appropriate name for our species, and what should be done about it.

Surviving the Century

Surviving the Century
Author: Herbert Girardet
Publsiher: Earthscan
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1849772703
ISBN 13: 9781849772709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surviving the Century Book Review:

From the need to build sustainable cities to house growing billions to transforming the international trade system to tackling run-away climate change, positive, powerful action is needed now to turn a deepening global crisis into an opportunity for change. This book seeks nothing less than a complete transformation of how humans relate to the world and one another.

How to Prepare for Climate Change

How to Prepare for Climate Change
Author: David Pogue
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2021-01-26
ISBN 10: 1982134518
ISBN 13: 9781982134518
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Prepare for Climate Change Book Review:

A practical and comprehensive guide to surviving the greatest disaster of our time, from New York Times bestselling self-help author and beloved CBS Sunday Morning science and technology correspondent David Pogue. You might not realize it, but we’re already living through the beginnings of climate chaos. In Arizona, laborers now start their day at 3 a.m. because it’s too hot to work past noon. Chinese investors are snapping up real estate in Canada. Millennials have evacuation plans. Moguls are building bunkers. Retirees in Miami are moving inland. In How to Prepare for Climate Change, bestselling self-help author David Pogue offers sensible, deeply researched advice for how the rest of us should start to ready ourselves for the years ahead. Pogue walks readers through what to grow, what to eat, how to build, how to insure, where to invest, how to prepare your children and pets, and even where to consider relocating when the time comes. (Two areas of the country, in particular, have the requisite cool temperatures, good hospitals, reliable access to water, and resilient infrastructure to serve as climate havens in the years ahead.) He also provides wise tips for managing your anxiety, as well as action plans for riding out every climate catastrophe, from superstorms and wildfires to ticks and epidemics. Timely and enlightening, How to Prepare for Climate Change is an indispensable guide for anyone who read The Uninhabitable Earth or The Sixth Extinction and wants to know how to make smart choices for the upheaval ahead.

Surviving the City

Surviving the City
Author: Tasha Spillett
Publsiher: Portage & Main Press
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2019-03-01
ISBN 10: 155379785X
ISBN 13: 9781553797852
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surviving the City Book Review:

Winner of the Indigenous Voices Award, alternate format and an In the Margins Top Fiction Novel for 2020 Tasha Spillett’s graphic novel debut, Surviving the City, is a story about womanhood, friendship, colonialism, and the anguish of a missing loved one. Miikwan and Dez are best friends. Miikwan is Anishinaabe; Dez is Inninew. Together, the teens navigate the challenges of growing up in an urban landscape – they’re so close, they even completed their Berry Fast together. However, when Dez’s grandmother becomes too sick, Dez is told she can’t stay with her anymore. With the threat of a group home looming, Dez can’t bring herself to go home and disappears. Miikwan is devastated, and the wound of her missing mother resurfaces. Will Dez’s community find her before it’s too late? Will Miikwan be able to cope if they don’t?

Surviving the Future

Surviving the Future
Author: Gail Munde,Kenneth Marks
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2009-02-28
ISBN 10: 1780630034
ISBN 13: 9781780630038
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surviving the Future Book Review:

Every academic library strives to make improvements - in its services, its effectiveness, and its contributions to overall university success. Every librarian wants to improve library quality, but few are knowledgeable or enthusiastic about the means and mechanisms of quality improvement. This book assists librarians to make sense of data collection, assessment, and comparative evaluation as stepping stones to transformative quality improvement. Creating value lies in a library’s ability to understand, communicate and measure what matters to users, and what can be measured can be managed to successful outcomes. Complex and fragmented subject matter is synthesized into clear and logical presentation Focuses on current research and best practices International in scope

The 2030 Spike

The 2030 Spike
Author: Colin Mason
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-06-17
ISBN 10: 1136555110
ISBN 13: 9781136555114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 2030 Spike Book Review:

The clock is relentlessly ticking! Our world teeters on a knife-edge between a peaceful and prosperous future for all, and a dark winter of death and destruction that threatens to smother the light of civilization. Within 30 years, in the 2030 decade, six powerful 'drivers' will converge with unprecedented force in a statistical spike that could tear humanity apart and plunge the world into a new Dark Age. Depleted fuel supplies, massive population growth, poverty, global climate change, famine, growing water shortages and international lawlessness are on a crash course with potentially catastrophic consequences. In the face of both doomsaying and denial over the state of our world, Colin Mason cuts through the rhetoric and reams of conflicting data to muster the evidence to illustrate a broad picture of the world as it is, and our possible futures. Ultimately his message is clear; we must act decisively, collectively and immediately to alter the trajectory of humanity away from catastrophe. Offering over 100 priorities for immediate action, The 2030 Spike serves as a guidebook for humanity through the treacherous minefields and wastelands ahead to a bright, peaceful and prosperous future in which all humans have the opportunity to thrive and build a better civilization. This book is powerful and essential reading for all people concerned with the future of humanity and planet earth.

Culture of Misfortune

Culture of Misfortune
Author: Cletus E. Daniel
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-10-18
ISBN 10: 1501721151
ISBN 13: 9781501721151
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Culture of Misfortune Book Review:

The failure of the Textile Workers Union of America to organize its jurisdiction has often been considered the CIO's most critical setback in establishing industrial unionism in the United States. The textile industry had more than 1,250,000 workers, and the massive organizing campaign the CIO launched in 1937 resulted in perhaps the longest, most bitter, and most significant labor-capital clash of the century. In Culture of Misfortune, Clete Daniel integrates many primary sources, including extensive archival records and numerous oral interviews, into his examination of this conflict. He pays close attention to the internal political culture of the TWUA and how it was affected by the dislocation and transformation of the textile industry, the postwar assault on workers' rights, and the risks of activism in the face of the rampant anti-unionism of the South. Daniel explains the inability of the TWUA to match the achievements of CIO unions in other mass-production industries through an analysis both of the internal dynamics of the organization and of the external political, social, and cultural impediments it confronted. He suggests that the multiplying difficulties that beset the TWUA predicted the challenges faced by all industrial unions in the last decades of the twentieth century.

Automation Innovation and Economic Crisis

Automation  Innovation and Economic Crisis
Author: Jon-Arild Johannessen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2018-05-15
ISBN 10: 1351039849
ISBN 13: 9781351039840
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Automation Innovation and Economic Crisis Book Review:

The fourth industrial revolution is developing globally, with no geographical centre. It is also taking place at enormous speed. This development will shape the workplaces of the future, which will be entirely different from the workplaces created by the first, second and third industrial revolutions. Industry created the industrial worker. The knowledge society will create a new type of "industrial worker", the knowledge worker. While the third industrial revolution was concerned with the digitalization of work, in the fourth industrial revolution, robots will bring about the informatization of work. Many of these robots will be systematically connected, such that they can obtain updated information and learn from their own and others’ mistakes. The way we work, where we work, what we work on, and our relationships with our colleagues and employers are all in a state of change. The workplace of the future will not necessarily be a fixed geographical location, but may be geographically distributed and functionally divided. In his book, Jon-Arild Johannessen argues that a "perfect" social storm occurs when inequality grows at a catastrophic rate, unemployment increases, job security is threatened for a growing number and robotization takes over even the most underpaid jobs. Thus, the ingredients for a perfect social storm will be brought forward by cascades of innovations that will most likely lead to economic and social crises and he argues that it is reasonable to assume that it will only take a small spark for this social storm to develop into a social revolution.

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism
Author: Shoshana Zuboff
Publsiher: PublicAffairs
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2019-01-15
ISBN 10: 1610395700
ISBN 13: 9781610395700
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism Book Review:

The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called "surveillance capitalism," and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and control our behavior. In this masterwork of original thinking and research, Shoshana Zuboff provides startling insights into the phenomenon that she has named surveillance capitalism. The stakes could not be higher: a global architecture of behavior modification threatens human nature in the twenty-first century just as industrial capitalism disfigured the natural world in the twentieth. Zuboff vividly brings to life the consequences as surveillance capitalism advances from Silicon Valley into every economic sector. Vast wealth and power are accumulated in ominous new "behavioral futures markets," where predictions about our behavior are bought and sold, and the production of goods and services is subordinated to a new "means of behavioral modification." The threat has shifted from a totalitarian Big Brother state to a ubiquitous digital architecture: a "Big Other" operating in the interests of surveillance capital. Here is the crucible of an unprecedented form of power marked by extreme concentrations of knowledge and free from democratic oversight. Zuboff's comprehensive and moving analysis lays bare the threats to twenty-first century society: a controlled "hive" of total connection that seduces with promises of total certainty for maximum profit -- at the expense of democracy, freedom, and our human future. With little resistance from law or society, surveillance capitalism is on the verge of dominating the social order and shaping the digital future -- if we let it.