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With outsize supplies of cash talent and ambition a small group of corporations including Amazon Apple Facebook and Google have been gradually seizing leadership - and consumer confidence - around the world. In Silicon States renowned futurist Lucie Greene offers an unparalleled look at the players promises and potential problems of Big Tech. Through interviews with corporate leaders influential venture capitalists scholars journalists activists and more Greene explores the tension inherent in Silicon Valley's global influence. If these companies can invent a social network how might they soon transform our political and health-care systems? If they can revolutionize the cell phone what might they do for space travel education or the housing market? 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.
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  • ISBN: 9789353028541
  • Author: Greene Lucie
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Pages: 288
  • Format: Hardback
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With outsize supplies of cash talent and ambition a small group of corporations including Amazon Apple Facebook and Google have been gradually seizing leadership - and consumer confidence - around the world. In Silicon States renowned futurist Lucie Greene offers an unparalleled look at the players promises and potential problems of Big Tech. Through interviews with corporate leaders influential venture capitalists scholars journalists activists and more Greene explores the tension inherent in Silicon Valley's global influence. If these companies can invent a social network how might they soon transform our political and health-care systems? If they can revolutionize the cell phone what might they do for space travel education or the housing market? 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.

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