The datafied ‘us’

Print edition : August 17, 2018

A computer-generated view of “predictive policing” zones at the Los Angeles Police Department’s Unified Command Post displayed at the University of California, L.A. A file photograph. Photo: AP

The book prepares us to take cognisance of the potential of algorithm, the blender machine that is splicing up our individuality into bits of erasable and rewritable data even as digital empires indulge in information embezzlement.
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