finally finished “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism” last night. It’s a bloody grim read, but it ends with an Orwell quote - from a 1946 book review. The book’s (The Managerial Revolution) main thesis was that the world would be totalitarian at the end of WWII, ending with a technocracy of sorts - managers above and slaves below. 1/?
Orwell said “It will be seen that at every point Burnham (the author) is predicting a continuation of the thing that is happening. Now, the tendency to do this is not simply a bad habit, like inaccuracy or exaggeration, which one can correct by taking thought. It is a major mental disease, and its roots lie partly in cowardice and partly in the worship of power, which is not fully separable from cowardice”
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