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Social forecasting, future studies

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Und sie erkannten sich Das Ende der sexuellen Gewalt

Und sie erkannten sich Das Ende der sexuellen Gewalt

Author: Dieter Duhm, Sabine Lichtenfels Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2019

The Metric Society On the Quantification of the Social

The Metric Society On the Quantification of the Social

Author: Steffen Mau Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/01/2019

In today's world, numbers are in the ascendancy. Societies dominated by star ratings, scores, likes and lists are rapidly emerging, as data are collected on virtually every aspect of our lives. From annual university rankings, ratings agencies and fitness tracking technologies to our credit score and health status, everything and everybody is measured and evaluated. In this important new book, Steffen Mau offers a critical analysis of this increasingly pervasive phenomenon. While the original intention behind the drive to quantify may have been to build trust and transparency, Mau shows how metrics have in fact become a form of social conditioning. The ubiquitous language of ranking and scoring has changed profoundly our perception of value and status. What is more, through quantification, our capacity for competition and comparison has expanded significantly - we can now measure ourselves against others in practically every area. The rise of quantification has created and strengthened social hierarchies, transforming qualitative differences into quantitative inequalities that play a decisive role in shaping the life chances of individuals. This timely analysis of the pernicious impact of quantification will appeal to students and scholars across the social sciences, as well as anyone concerned by the cult of numbers and its impact on our lives and societies today.

The Metric Society On the Quantification of the Social

The Metric Society On the Quantification of the Social

Author: Steffen Mau Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/01/2019

In today's world, numbers are in the ascendancy. Societies dominated by star ratings, scores, likes and lists are rapidly emerging, as data are collected on virtually every aspect of our lives. From annual university rankings, ratings agencies and fitness tracking technologies to our credit score and health status, everything and everybody is measured and evaluated. In this important new book, Steffen Mau offers a critical analysis of this increasingly pervasive phenomenon. While the original intention behind the drive to quantify may have been to build trust and transparency, Mau shows how metrics have in fact become a form of social conditioning. The ubiquitous language of ranking and scoring has changed profoundly our perception of value and status. What is more, through quantification, our capacity for competition and comparison has expanded significantly - we can now measure ourselves against others in practically every area. The rise of quantification has created and strengthened social hierarchies, transforming qualitative differences into quantitative inequalities that play a decisive role in shaping the life chances of individuals. This timely analysis of the pernicious impact of quantification will appeal to students and scholars across the social sciences, as well as anyone concerned by the cult of numbers and its impact on our lives and societies today.

The Worst Is Yet To Come A Post-Capitalist Survival Guide

The Worst Is Yet To Come A Post-Capitalist Survival Guide

Author: Peter Fleming Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/01/2019

Capitalism is committing suicide, and threatening to take us down with it. But will it give way to a grand social utopia or the beginning of a new, wifi-enabled dark age?The Worst Is Yet To Come explores the disturbing possibility that the current crisis of neoliberal capitalism may spawn a world that is much, much worse.If our grandchildren are to survive the implosion of capitalism - for the chances we will are fairly slim - then a realistic picture of the nightmare to come is crucial. Only an unwavering attitude of revolutionary pessimism will help us to prepare accordingly. For the apocalypse will almost certainly be disappointing.

Saving Humanity Truly Understanding And Ranking Our World's Greatest Threats

Saving Humanity Truly Understanding And Ranking Our World's Greatest Threats

Author: Jiaqi Hu Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2018

Trump

Trump

Author: Peter Von Andrian Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2018

Realistic Hope Facing Global Challenges

Realistic Hope Facing Global Challenges

Author: Betty Sue Flowers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2018

future, globalism, global challenges, optimism, global governance, innovation

Generous Respect

Generous Respect

Author: Ulrich Goluke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2018

Future Politics Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech

Future Politics Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech

Author: Jamie (Barrister, Barrister, Littleton Chambers) Susskind Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2018

Future Politics confronts one of the most important questions of our time: how will digital technology transform politics and society? The great political debate of the last century was about how much of our collective life should be determined by the state and what should be left to the market and civil society. In the future, the question will be how far our lives should be directed and controlled by powerful digital systems - and on what terms? Jamie Susskind argues that rapid and relentless innovation in a range of technologies - from artificial intelligence to virtual reality - will transform the way we live together. Calling for a fundamental change in the way we think about politics, he describes a world in which certain technologies and platforms, and those who control them, come to hold great power over us. Some will gather data about our lives, causing us to avoid conduct perceived as shameful, sinful, or wrong. Others will filter our perception of the world, choosing what we know, shaping what we think, affecting how we feel, and guiding how we act. Still others will force us to behave certain ways, like self-driving cars that refuse to drive over the speed limit. Those who control these technologies - usually big tech firms and the state - will increasingly control us. They will set the limits of our liberty, decreeing what we may do and what is forbidden. Their algorithms will resolve vital questions of social justice, allocating social goods and sorting us into hierarchies of status and esteem. They will decide the future of democracy, causing it to flourish or decay. A groundbreaking work of political analysis, Future Politics challenges readers to rethink what it means to be free or equal, what it means to have power or property, what it means for a political system to be just or democratic, and proposes ways in which we can - and must - regain control.

Reimagining Your Tomorrows Making Sure Your Future Doesn't Suck

Reimagining Your Tomorrows Making Sure Your Future Doesn't Suck

Author: Joe Tankersley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/09/2018

Die Range Unserer Kultur

Die Range Unserer Kultur

Author: Rainer Maschke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2018