Death of the Gods: The New Global Power Grab

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A new force is chipping away at the old, familiar places where power used to sit: jolting economies, transforming political parties, swallowing newspapers, eclipsing experts, dismantling corporations. But as it rips down traditional seats of power, it is at the same time redistributing that power to new, mysterious places, in new, mysterious ways. In ‘The Death of the Gods’, Carl Miller takes us on a journey to expose the centres of control today, and how the new power is shaping our world.

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**Winner of the Transmission Prize 2019**

THE OLD GODS ARE DYING.

Giant corporations collapse overnight. Newspapers are being swallowed. Stock prices plummet with a tweet.

NEW IDOLS ARE RISING IN THEIR PLACE.

More crime now happens online than offline. Facebook has grown bigger than any state, bots battle elections, coders write policy, and algorithms shape our lives in more ways than we can imagine.

The Death of the Gods is an exploration of power in the digital age, and a journey in search of the new centres of control. From a cyber-crime raid in British suburbia to the engine rooms of Silicon Valley, pioneering technology researcher Carl Miller traces how power is being transformed, fought over, lost and won.

‘A timely and incisive book that grapples with some of the most significant issues of our time.’ Wired

‘Uncovers the fascinating and often hidden characters that are changing the world. Essential reading.’ Jamie Bartlett, author of The People vs Tech

‘A magisterial guide to the impact of the digital revolution on our institutions and our lives.’ Anthony Giddens

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Weight 0.277 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.4 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

xix, 374

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

303.3 (edition:23)

Readership

College – higher education / Code: F