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The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff

Author:Shoshana Zuboff
Language: eng
Format: epub, azw3
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Published: 2019-01-14T16:00:00+00:00


He whose interest is centered in souls thinks, when he has forced others to speak his prayer, pronounce his creed, kneel before his altar, that he has saved their souls, and fails to admit that he has merely forced their bodies.… Political terrorism, too, has its main and inexhaustible source in the human tendency to think of other beings, not as bodies open to scientific investigation, but as souls, as mysterious beings, to be governed either by magic, or, if magic fails as it naturally must, by torture and death.… Recall the horrors of the torture… of such courts as the Spanish inquisition or the witch-craft courts of the 17th century.… These atrocities were due to the fact that the judge was serving as a mind reader, and that the accused was regarded primarily as a soul.49



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