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  1. Shoshana Zuboff - The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power is a rather wordy tome but definitely worth checking out; I'll also recommend Evgeny Morozov's To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism and Adam Greenfield's Radical Technologies. But what do I think? Although I still rebel and revolt against the extraction of behavioural surplus (see Zuboff), the battle against the technology behemoths and pervasive (commercial) surveillance has been lost and a lot of people have just given everything and then some away willingly, because social media, construction of identities, people calling themselves influencers, Metcalfe's Law and other pests of our networked world where straight teeth in your mouth are more important than the words that come out of it and countries governed by kakistocracies. So yeah, I loathe the surveillance economy and despise the people who willingly work to invent, build, manage and maintain the surveillance networks - to quote Jeff Hammerbacher "the best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads - that sucks."
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  3. Elements of Life is also still as good as it was in 1995.
  4. A long out-of-print Roman Flügel & Jörn Elling Wuttke (Alter Ego) 1994 album on Klang Elektronik is getting an Apollo re-release with a previously unpublished (digital only) track, Testing; clips for all tracks at Bleep.
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