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The new Leviathan is an autonomous digital machine

Wróbel, Szymon (2021) The new Leviathan is an autonomous digital machine. LSE Business Review (08 Feb 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Leviathan, a mythical creature in Judaism, was used by philosopher Thomas Hobbes to symbolise the rule of law standing above all other human powers. Szymon Wróbel writes that the automation of technology risks becoming a new Leviathan. As autonomous technology removes humans from interactions or transactions loops, a political economy running on asymmetries of information as a form of control is being born before our eyes. The new ruling class owns neither land or factories but instead owns the algorithms with which information is gathered and used.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/businessreview/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2021 14:30
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2021 23:04
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/109045

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