July 27, 2019

A New Look At Data


Celebrating my 4 part series on data, it is designed to be;

“Non-technical, hopefully fun, definitely not definitive and absolutely a work in progress.”

John Philpin

Because if you don’t understand what it is and how it is being used against you, then you are in for a shock …

“Failure of society and ‘we the people’ to do this (understand what data is and how it is being used) will mean that the last few hundred years of societal development was for naught and we will return to the feudal states from whence we came.”

John Philpin

Exaggeration? This is what Shoshana Zuboff said in her recent book ‘The Age of Surveillance Capitalism’.

“Many scholars have taken to describing these new conditions as neo-feudalism, marked by the consolidation of elite wealth and power far beyond the control of ordinary people and the mechanisms of democratic consent. Piketty calls it a return to “patrimonial capitalism,” a reversion to a premodern society in which one’s life chances depend upon inherited wealth rather than meritocratic achievement.”

Shoshana Zuboff

You can read the whole of Issue Number 9 here. You can even get our new ebook, so that everything is available in one handy place to take with you wherever you go.

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