Bigger Brother

by Tim Wu edited by O Society March 20, 2020 In the 1970s, when Shoshana Zuboff was a graduate student in Harvard’s psychology department, she met the behavioral psychologist B.F. Skinner. Skinner, who had perhaps the largest forehead you’ll ever see on an adult, is best remembered for putting pigeons in boxes (so-called Skinner boxes) and inducing … Continue reading Bigger Brother

Noam Chomsky (1): On the Global Dystopia of America

Robert Scheer interviews Noam Chomsky edited by O Society Jan 11, 2019 Robert Scheer: I always say the intelligence comes from my guests; in this case, I’m saying it with great respect and awe. My guest is Noam Chomsky. And actually, this is my first real encounter with this man. But I obviously, as many … Continue reading Noam Chomsky (1): On the Global Dystopia of America

The Rise of the Automagicians

by John Steppling edited by O Society August 29, 2019 “In the case of both Big Tech and governmental surveillance agencies, undergirding a commitment to the inevitable and imminent time after-Earth is the appeal of science fiction aesthetics, concepts and projects, all aimed toward the new goal of having new places and opportunities to conquer, colonize … Continue reading The Rise of the Automagicians

Surveillance Capitalism Is Destroying Our Freedom and Our Intimacy

Surveillance capitalism is doing to human nature what industrial capitalism has done to our planet. LAUREN WALKER / TRUTHOUT by Eve Ottenberg Truthout edited by O Society April 12, 2019 For Google, Facebook, Twitter and their ilk, ad revenues are sacred. As Shoshana Zuboff observes in her new book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, users are not tech companies’ … Continue reading Surveillance Capitalism Is Destroying Our Freedom and Our Intimacy

How Big Tech Built the Iron Cage

Shoshana Zuboff’s “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism” explains how Big Tech came to dominate our lives. written by Alex Ross  New Yorker edited by O Society April 9, 2019 A decade ago, the residents of the English village of Broughton, in Buckinghamshire, formed a human chain to block an intruder. A car with a camera … Continue reading How Big Tech Built the Iron Cage

The Eye of Sauron is Upon Us

Written by James Heddle  EON Edited by O Society  Mar 13, 2019 5G - Surveillance Capitalism on Steroids Part 2 of The Panopticon Perplex Tolkin’s fictional Dark Lord Sauron used a magic all-seeing orb to overlook and intervene in the affairs of Middle Earth - Now we have our own real world counterparts "We have work … Continue reading The Eye of Sauron is Upon Us