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Your Computer Is on Fire

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Mar 09, 2021 | ISBN 9780262539739

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“The collection of impactful tech issues interrogated over the span of decades in this book makes it recommended reading for anyone interested in the impact of tech policy in businesses and governments, as well as people deploying AI or interested in the way people shape technology.”—VentureBeat

“Technology is so embedded in our lives that we can sometimes forget it is there at all. Your Computer is on Fire is a vital reminder not only of its presence, but that we urgently need to extinguish the problems associated with it.”—New Scientist

“The book tech critics and organizers have been waiting for.”—Los Angeles Review of Books

Table Of Contents

When Did the Fire Start?
Part One | Nothing is Virtual
1 The Cloud is a Factory
2 Your AI is a Human
3 A Network is Not a Network
4 The Internet Will Be Decolonized
5 Capture is Pleasure
Part Two | This is an Emergency
6 Sexism is a Feature, Not a Bug
7 Gender is a Corporate Tool
8 Siri Disciplines
9 Your Robot Isn’t Neutral
10 Broken is Word
11 You Can’t Make Games About Much
Part Three | Where Will the Fire Spread?
12 Coding is Not Empowerment
13 Source Code Isn’t
14 Skills Will Not Set You Free
15 Platforms are Infrastructures on Fire
16 Typing is Dead
How to Stop Worrying about Clean Signals and Start Loving the Noise
How Do We Live Now? In the Aftermath of Ourselves

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