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Nonfiction Book Review: Silicon States: The Power and Politics of Big Tech and What It Means for Our Future by Lucie Greene. Counterpoint, $26 (320p) ISBN 978

silicon states the power and politics of big tech and what it means for our future

If they can revolutionize the cell phone, what might they do for space travel, education, or the housing market? Lucie Greene is the worldwide director of the Innovation Group, J. Silicon States pushes us to ask if, ultimately, this is the future we really want. If these companies can invent a social network, how might they soon transform our political and health-care systems? As Silicon Valley faces increased scrutiny over its mistreatment of women, cultural shortcomings, and its role in widespread Russian election interference, we are learning where its interests truly lie, and about the great power these companies wield over an unsuspecting citizenry. As someone not working in tech, I thoroughly enjoyed having Greene guide me with with wit, humor, and acute insight through these important and timely topics. Silicon States is a book fundamentally about the danger of concentrating so much power in so few hands. Welcome to the Silicon States. Greene emphasizes that before we hand our future over to a rarefied group of companies, we should examine the world they might build and confront its benefits, prejudices, and inherent flaws.

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Silicon States: The Power and Politics of Big Tech and What It Means for Our Future

silicon states the power and politics of big tech and what it means for our future

This year, that's all against the backdrop of ongoing market volatility, which means bankers need to stay on their toes and be ready to change course at a moment's notice. Greene emphasizes that before we hand our future over to a rarefied group of companies, we should examine the world they might build and confront its benefits, prejudices, and inherent flaws. While the promise of Silicon Valley is bold, futuristic, and seductive, it is important to understand these corporations' possible impact on our future. Esther Wane is a British actor and voice-over artist. While these are extensive questions still left to be answered, the book is a thought-provoking read. Greene emphasizes that before we hand our future over to a rarefied group of companies, we should examine the world they might build and confront its benefits, prejudices, and inherent flaws. Additional discounts may be available for print books.

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Nonfiction Book Review: Silicon States: The Power and Politics of Big Tech and What It Means for Our Future by Lucie Greene. Counterpoint, $26 (320p) ISBN 978

silicon states the power and politics of big tech and what it means for our future

The book tends to always take the side opposite Big Tech, brushing past other legitimate concerns on issues like net neutrality or the Apple backdoor controversy. If these companies can invent a social network, how might they soon transform our political and health-care systems? Silicon Valley is imperializing the planet. Walter Thompson's in-house futures and innovation think tank. This is a balanced view on the changes the silicon valley attitude makes to our lives and to humanity. That should embarrass the media, but tech companies are also undermining journalism itself in more pernicious ways. Oddly, it also takes lazy and unsupported jabs at millennials. Silicon Valley does no longer stand just for technology.

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SILICON STATES by Lucie Greene

silicon states the power and politics of big tech and what it means for our future

So, what happens when Silicon Valley layers the information superhighway on top of our communities and our city services. Elections only happen every couple of years, and that's assuming you even vote. Silicon States emphasizes that before we hand our future over to a rarified group of companies, we examine the world they might build: its benefits, prejudices, and inherent flaws. Facebook has more users than any single nation has citizens. In an era where civic trust is quickly eroding away, it's easy to imagine this gap being filled by the large, international businesses many consumers have come to trust, as they begin to encroach upon all aspects of our lives. Bourkoff, shared his 2018 reading list in a memo to staff.

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Silicon States

silicon states the power and politics of big tech and what it means for our future

Lucie Greene is the Worldwide Director of the Innovation Group at J. In Silicon States: The Power and Politics of Big Tech and What It Means for Our Future, a new book by Lucie Greene, the past and future consequences of this rapid change are laid out. While the promise of technology is seductive, it is important to understand these corporations' possible impacts on our political and socioeconomic institutions. If these companies can invent a social network, how might they soon transform our political and health-care systems? So, what happens when Silicon Valley disrupts and takes over our systems of education, healthcare, and finance? Through interviews with corporate leaders, influential venture capitalists, scholars, journalists, activists, and more, Greene explores the tension inherent in Silicon Valley's global influence. And its slowness, even when deliberate and considered, is being positioned by tech rivals as a halt on progress.

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Silicon States: The Power and Politics of Big Tech and What It Means for Our Future by Lucie Greene

silicon states the power and politics of big tech and what it means for our future

Walter Thompson's in-house futures and innovation think tank. The E-mail message field is required. As someone not working in tech, I thoroughly enjoyed having Greene guide me with with wit, humor, and acute insight through these important and timely topics. Through interviews with corporate leaders, influential venture capitalists, scholars, journalists, activists, and more, Greene explores the tension inherent in Silicon Valley's global influence. While the promise of technology is seductive, it is important to understand these corporations' possible impacts on our political and socioeconomic institutions. Silicon States is a book fundamentally about the danger of concentrating so much power in so few hands. Left to their own devices, tech titans are transforming every industry and shaping the future.

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Silicon States: The Power and Politics of Big Tech and What It Means for Our Future

silicon states the power and politics of big tech and what it means for our future

It questions the role of governments and their inability to keep pace with innovation and the challenges of society. Can it even fix itself? While the promise of Silicon Valley is bold, futuristic, and seductive, it is important to understand these corporations' possible impact on our future. Greene's account is a must-read read—not only for those in the industry, but for anyone who wants to know where our country and world is headed. The institutions of Facebook, Google, and Twitter are implicated in the investigation of Russian interference into U. The virtual state of Silicon Valley is, here, up against a very real state—China—which is racing to do the same thing.

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silicon states the power and politics of big tech and what it means for our future

Silicon States pushes us to ask if, ultimately, this is the future we really want. I pretty solid book in which technology is observed from different angles. Silicon States emphasizes that before we hand our future over to a rarified group of companies, we examine the world they might build: its benefits, prejudices, and inherent flaws. Still, there are reasons to be optimistic, as we see emerging technologies including 5G in mobile, new tools in the audio space, big developments in space technology, plus brand new industry competition in the direct-to-consumer video space. I pretty solid book in which technology is observed from diffe Silicon Valley does no longer stand just for technology. And the perils of their influence are only now making themselves known. As tech rapidly outshines government in its advances and the future overtakes us, how can we enact systemic change, hold big business accountable and disrupt the incremental changes of government? But there's also quite a bit of history and one piece of fiction.

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