- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Ebury Press (7 May 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781785039065
- ISBN-13: 978-1785039065
- ASIN: 1785039067
- Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 1.9 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,140 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The People Vs Tech: How the internet is killing democracy (and how we save it) Paperback – 7 May 2018
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"A superb book by one of the world’s leading experts on the digital revolution... Bartlett finishes by offering us “20 Ideas to Save Democracy". These thoughtful pointers ... provide both invaluable food for thought and a fitting end to an outstanding book" (David Patrikarakos Literary Review)
"There are thousands of books about the internet and its impact on society, but this is the only one you really need... I can't think of a more important book right now" (Iain Macwhirter Herald)
"The People Vs Tech is a vital guide and a call addressed to those who are unwilling to play the part of the hapless shipowner in the coming war for our minds and democracy itself" (Yiannis Baboulias Spectator)
"A timely new book by Jamie Bartlett of Demos, The People Vs Tech, spells out why it's vital that politicians seize this moment to reform our attitudes to technology" (Helen Lewis New Statesman)
"The People Vs Tech is an erudite book that sheds light on the unwanted social costs of the big tech revolution. An essential read for pretty much anyone in the world of politics" (Sam Bright Progress)
"Highly readable... [Bartlett] is surely right to argue that our futures will be shaped by how the winners and losers respond to the changes unleashed by technology, as much as by the technology itself" (John Thornhill Financial Times)
"Bartlett effectively manages to condense the political challenges of technology into his six-pillar framework. This book can therefore serve as both a foundational introduction to the current technological and political landscape, whilst also providing much-needed clarity to even the seasoned reader of such issues... When it comes to rapidly-scaling technology companies, society must now ask the right questions – and Bartlett’s book is a strong place to start." (Kevin Seidler LSE Review of Books)
"A fascinating, though sometimes sobering and even frightening, journey" (The Quint)
"Fascinating" (Amber Rudd MP)
"Remarkable" (David Anderson QC)
About the Author
Jamie Bartlett is the bestselling author of The Dark Net, an examination of the hidden corners of the internet, Radicals Chasing Utopia: Inside the Rogue Movements Trying to Change the World and The People Vs Tech. He is the Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at the think-tank Demos. He also writes on technology for the Spectator, the Telegraph and for several other publications on how the internet is changing politics and society. In 2017 Jamie presented the two-part BBC TWO documentary series The Secrets of Silicon Valley. He lives in London.
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Author has judiciously covered about deteriorating relation between technology and democracies.Contrary to popular belief that technology will bring more decentralisation, it had caused over centralisation & monopoly. A chapter on how some followers of crypto anarchy could cause embarrassement for the governments.In the epilogue, author gives 20 ideas to save democracy in this age.
My reviews for amazon customers:
LIKES : 1) logical flow of information.
2) easy and perfect examples to present the complicated issues.
3) Contains interviews & statements of good numbers of tech giants.
4) Facts & datas with numbers.
DISLIKES: 1) Expected more chapters with wide coverage.
2) Sometimes book becomes monotonous in some chapters.
3) Not hard cover.
4) No pictures.
Book Name : The people vs
Pages : 224
Author : Jamie Bartlett
Publisher : Penguin
These any several other important questions emerge, as the role technology is playing in influencing (and sometimes deciding for us) the key decisions we take- from what we eat, how we travel, what we buy, what news we consume, to how we feel at any moment, becomes more invasive and prominent.
While, most of us experience the growing role of internet and new technologies, in our daily lives, the ways it impacts the society as a whole, are very well brought out in the book, using good references and relate-able instances. Say internet connects everyone to everyone- but does it bring diverse people closer or enhance the tribal tendencies of liking our own kinds? What would happen to vibrant middle class, as it gets to loose jobs to automation, and no longer plays active role in promoting democratic norms.
Even if the conclusion that Tech is having great potential to impact our existing norms and democratic and economic values is not new, its import and eminence is well brought out and associated with it the call for action.
Book do present compilation of twenty ideas to save democracy, each one of which off-course needs much greater analysis and further work, for it to be a serious response to impact Tech is making on democracy as we know and define today!
The writer understands the topics very well
Was able to make the layman understand what CA like firms do