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Cyber Republic: Reinventing Democracy in the Age of Intelligent Machines

Authors: Zarkadakis, George
Publisher: MIT Press
BISAC/Subject: TEC052000, POL007000, COM004000
ISBN: 9780262360128, Related ISBNs: 0262044315, 0262360128, 0262542722, 9780262044318, 9780262360128
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 192,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Science and tech expert George Zarkadakis presents an indispensable guide to making liberal democracies more inclusive, and the digital economy more equitable in the coming Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Around the world, liberal democracies are in crisis. Citizens have lost faith in their government; right-wing nationalist movements frame the political debate. At the same time, economic inequality is increasing dramatically; digital technologies have created a new class of super-rich entrepreneurs. Automation threatens to transform the free economy into a zero-sum game in which capital wins and labor loses. But is this digital dystopia inevitable? In Cyber Republic, George Zarkadakis presents an alternative, outlining a plan for using technology to make liberal democracies more inclusive and the digital economy more equitable. Cyber Republic is no less than a guide for the coming Fourth Industrial Revolution.
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