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Like a Thief in Broad Daylight: Power in the Era of Post-Human Capitalism

Like a Thief in Broad Daylight: Power in the Era of Post-Human Capitalism

by Slavoj Zizek

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The latest book from "the most despicable philosopher in the West" (New Republic) considers the new dangers and radical possibilities set in motion by advances in Big Tech.

In recent years, techno-scientific progress has started to utterly transform our world--changing it almost beyond recognition. In this extraordinary new book, renowned philosopher Slavoj Žižek turns to look at the brave new world of Big Tech, revealing how, with each new wave of innovation, we find ourselves moving closer and closer to a bizarrely literal realization of Marx's prediction that "all that is solid melts into air." With the automation of work, the virtualization of money, the dissipation of class communities, and the rise of immaterial, intellectual labor, the global capitalist edifice is beginning to crumble, more quickly than ever before--and it is now on the verge of vanishing entirely.

But what will come next? Against a backdrop of constant socio-technological upheaval, how could any kind of authentic change take place? In such a context, Žižek argues, there can be no great social triumph--because lasting revolution has already come into the scene, like a thief in broad daylight, stealing into sight right before our very eyes. What we must do now is wake up and see it.
Urgent as ever, Like a Thief in Broad Daylight illuminates the new dangers as well as the radical possibilities thrown up by today's technological and scientific advances, and their electrifying implications for us all.


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ISBN-13: 9781609809768
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publication date: 10/08/2019
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 783,803
File size: 471 KB

About the Author

Slovenian philosopher and critical theorist SLAVOJ ZIZEK is among the most distinguished intellectuals of the twenty-first century. He has been a visiting professor at Princeton, Columbia, and NYU and continues to teach worldwide.

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