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Welcome to the Machine: Science, Surveillance, and the Culture of Control

by Derrick Jensen, George Draffan

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Our modern-day Thoreau once again delivers us cautionary advice and uncommon wisdom by looking at our cultural machinations and manifestations of paranoia, greed, power, and control run amok in our global society. Welcome to the Machine challenges our submission to the institutions and technologies built to rob us of all that makes us human--our connection to the land, our kinship with one another, our place in the living world. ( )
  NateJordon | Nov 25, 2009 |
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The All-Seeing Eye; Science; Control; Identity; The Machine; Fear; Rationalization; The Panoptic Sort; Nothing to Fear; The Real World; Money; The Noose Tightens; The End; Humanity

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You could call them the Monkeywrench Gang of the nanotech age. Derrick Jensen and George Draffan are taking down the data mining industry, one converted mind at a time. In the face of RFID chips, consumer tracking strategies, and illegal government wiretapping, Jensen and Draffan are determined to show consumers how to fight back against government and industry to regain their rights, their privacy, and their humanity. In their new book, Welcome to the Machine: Science, Surveillance, and the Culture of Control, Jensen and Draffan take a hart-hitting look at the way technology is used as a machine, to control us and our environment. Their results are startling. If the prospect of perpetual surveillance and psychological warfare alarms you, you are not alone. Most people would be disturbed if you told them that everything from their store purchases to their public transit rides are recorded and filed for government or corporate access. But more often than not, the smooth, silent cleanliness of its operation allows the Machine of Western Civilization to go unnoticed. In Welcome to the Machine, Jensen and Draffan draw our attention back to its eerie, persistent white noise and take a cold, hard, human look at the cultural conditions that have led us to all but surrender to its hum. Jensen and Draffan, who teamed up in 2003 to expose industrial corruption and destruction in Strangely Like War: The Global Assault on Forests, are back to reveal both the terrifying extent of surveillance today and our chilling complacency at the loss of everything from consumer privacy to civil liberties. In this timely and important new collaboration, Jensen and Draffan take on all aspects of Control Culture: everything from the government’s policy of total information awareness to a disturbing new technology where soldiers can be given medication to prevent them from feeling fear. They write about pharmaceutical packaging that reports consumer information, which is then used to send targeted drug advertisements directly to your TV.
  tyrnimehu | Aug 31, 2007 |
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"In Welcome to the Machine, authors Derrick Jensen and George Draffan reveal the modern culture of the machine, where corporate might makes technology right, government money feeds the greed for mad science, and absolute surveillance leads to absolute control. Through meticulous research and fiercely personal narrative, Jensen and Draffan move beyond journalism and expose to question our civilization's very mode of existence."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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