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[liberationtech] Surveillance Capitalism

Andrés Pacheco alps6085 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 5 12:04:08 PST 2016


What an oxymoron: "healthy capitalism!"

Regards | Saludos,

Andrés Leopoldo Pacheco Sanfuentes
<alps at acm.org>

> On Mar 5, 2016, at 1:39 PM, Yosem Companys <companys at stanford.edu> wrote:
> 
> From: Rich Metson <rich at semaeopus.com>
> 
> I'm not a particularly academic mind so apologies if this is mis-posted, or if I have missed the point, but I thought this recent article by Shoshana Zuboff was fascinating and might also be to you good folks:
> 
> http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/debatten/the-digital-debate/shoshana-zuboff-secrets-of-surveillance-capitalism-14103616-p2.html?printPagedArticle=true#pageIndex_3
> 
> I particularly appreciated the abstract but actionable steps 3/4 of the way through the piece, and see them a little bit like a 'How to hack Surveillance Capitalism'
> 
> "We need new interventions that interrupt, outlaw, or regulate 
> 1) the initial capture of behavioral surplus,
> 2) the use of behavioral surplus as free raw material, 
> 3) excessive and exclusive concentrations of the new means of production, 
> 4) the manufacture of prediction products, 
> 5) the sale of prediction products, 
> 6) the use of prediction products for third-order operations of modification, influence, and control, and 
> 7) the monetization of the results of these operations. 
> 
> This is necessary for society, for people, for the future, and it is also necessary to restore the healthy evolution of capitalism itself."
> 
> ...as a videogame developer I suppose I would enjoy bite-sized and actionable challenges within a larger complex system, but I figure this is probably inherent in the processes of a lot of people on this list! I hope you enjoy too.
> 
> Oh, and Shoshana, if you are on here, great article!
> 
> Rich.
> 
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