Like A Thief In Broad Daylight: Power in the Era of Post-Humanity

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In recent years, techno-scientific progress has started to utterly transform our world – changing it almost beyond recognition. In this book, renowned philosopher Slavoj Zizek 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 realisation of Marx’s prediction that ‘all that is solid melts into air’. With the automation of work, the virtualisation of money, the dissipation of class communities and the rise of immaterial, intellectual labour, the global capitalist edifice is beginning to crumble, more quickly than ever before – and it is now on the verge of vanishing entirely. In such a context, Zizek 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 eyes.

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In our brave new world of Big Tech, work is automated and money melts into air. What comes next as the global capitalist edifice crumbles? Slavoj Zizek shows how the answer is already stealing into sight, like a thief in broad daylight. What we must do is wake up and see it.

‘In a world determined to crush hope of radical change, where moral corruption poses as pragmatism and systemic oppression as the new freedom, Slavoj Zizek’s excellent new book serves humanity in a way that only authentic philosophy can’ Yanis Varoufakis

‘The Elvis of cultural theory’ New Statesman

‘Master of the counterintuitive observation’ New Yorker

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Weight 0.178 kg
Dimensions 19.9 × 12.9 × 1.3 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

222

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

303.48301 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K