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Capitalism’s New Clothes | Evgeny Morozov
"Shoshana Zuboff's new book on “surveillance capitalism” emphasizes the former at the expense of the latter"

Thesis I: "a phenomenon called surveillance capitalism"; "a set of observations, not a hypothesis"

Thesis II: "it posits that surveillance capitalism not only produces effects that are unequivocally worse than those of alternative digital regimes, but that it’s also becoming the hegemonic form of capitalism"

Thesis III: "the tautology ...: surveillance capitalists engage in surveillance capitalism because this is what the imperatives of surveillance capitalism demand"

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Thesis II is a bundle of several propositions:

i) information civilization could choose between surveillance capitalism and advocacy capitalism;

ii) both leverage data extraction: one to procure behavioral surplus, one to improve services;

iii) certain features of information civilization have made surveillance capitalism hegemonic;

iv) as it becomes hegemonic, so do its imperatives;

v) in its social effects, surveillance capitalism is worse than its alternatives.

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surveillance  capitalism  economics  books  review  Shoshana-Zuboff  Evgeny-Morozov  TheBaffler 
march 2019 by pierredv
Antenna Technologies for the Future | 2018-01-15 | Microwave Journal
"Traditional antenna technology has hit its limits in many demanding commercial and aerospace markets such as 5G, SATCOM, IoT and radar. But there are many companies developing new approaches and materials that could drastically improve antenna performance and enable new applications that were not previously envisioned because of these limitations. In this article, Microwave Journal looks at a sampling of these technologies that have come to our attention in the last couple of years."

topics
= 3D printed antennas (Optisys)
= metamaterial based antennas (e.g. Kymeta, Echodyne)
= fractal based antennas (Fractus)
MicrowaveJournal  review  antennas  Kymeta  Echodyne  Optisys  Fractus 
february 2018 by pierredv

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