Monopoly, Not Mind Control: What's Really Happening With "Surveillance Capitalism" - NUUG Oslo 2020-12-08

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Månedens tema er: «Monopoly, Not Mind Control: What's Really Happening
With "Surveillance Capitalism"» med Cory Doctorow. Foredraget vil foregå
på engelsk.  Kort om presentasjonen:

  Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, and the claim
  that Big Tech can use big data to bypass our cognitive faculties is a
  doozy. Whether the claim is being made by big tech or its critics,
  it's pretty thin, and if you're a tech critic, it's a kind of
  backhanded compliment: even if Big Tech is being run by evil geniuses,
  at least they're still geniuses.

  There's a more parsimonious explanation: Big Tech are mediocre
  monopolists, engaged in the same deep-pocketed moneyball that allowed
  their robber-baron forebears to corner entire sectors of the
  economy. If that's true, then we have a range of options that don't
  require safeguarding the alleged mind-control rays hidden in their
  data centers.

Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction author, activist and
journalist. He is the author of many books, most recently RADICALIZED
and WALKAWAY, science fiction for adults; HOW TO DESTROY SURVEILLANCE
CAPITALISM, nonfiction about monopoly and conspiracy which is now
available in Norwegian; IN REAL LIFE, a graphic novel; and the picture
book POESY THE MONSTER SLAYER.  His latest book is ATTACK SURFACE, a
standalone adult sequel to LITTLE BROTHER.

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