The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

“If industrial capitalism has destroyed the environment in such a dangerous way, what harm can surveillance capitalism do to human nature?”

Capital and the state are trying to establish a new economic and social domination based on surveillance, each for its part. A disquieting communion of interests. The interest of capital is the expansion of consumption through continuous redefinition and manipulation of consumer preferences. The interest of the state is mainly directed to the control of political dissent as well as the containment of crime and health emergencies. We have all seen what Korea and China were able to do with the new information technologies during the coronavirus crisis. A social control based, yes, on the repression of deviance, but above all on the cancellation of any private space for frightened citizens. Citizens almost all enthusiastic about this domination.

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