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The Resource The death algorithm and other digital dilemmas, Roberto Simanowski ; translated by Jefferson Chase

The death algorithm and other digital dilemmas, Roberto Simanowski ; translated by Jefferson Chase

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The death algorithm and other digital dilemmas
Title
The death algorithm and other digital dilemmas
Statement of responsibility
Roberto Simanowski ; translated by Jefferson Chase
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
In 'The Death Algorithm and Other Digital Dilemmas', Roberto Simanowski wonders if we are on the brink of a society that views social, political, and ethical challenges as technological problems that can be fixed with the right algorithm, the best data, or the fastest computer. For example, the "death algorithm " is programmed into a driverless car to decide, in an emergency, whether to plow into a group of pedestrians, a mother and child, or a brick wall. Can such life-and-death decisions no longer be left to the individual human? In these incisive essays, Simanowski asks us to consider what it means to be living in a time when the president of the United States declares the mainstream media to be an enemy of the people-while Facebook transforms the people into the enemy of mainstream media. Simanowski describes smartphone zombies (or "smombies") who remove themselves from the physical world to the parallel universe of social media networks; calls on Adorno to help parse Trump's tweeting; considers transmedia cannibalism, as written text is transformed into a postliterate object; compares the economic and social effects of the sharing economy to a sixteen-wheeler running over a plastic bottle on the road; and explains why philosophy mat become the most important element in the automotive and technology industries.0Translated by Jefferson Chase
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Simanowski, Roberto
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Chase, Jefferson S.
Series statement
Untimely meditations
Series volume
14
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Internet
  • Telecommunication
  • Telematics
  • Digital media
Label
The death algorithm and other digital dilemmas, Roberto Simanowski ; translated by Jefferson Chase
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: coming predicaments -- Bullshit and fast food -- Smartphone zombies -- Marshmallow culture -- Traffic cops and media education -- Cannibalism and new media -- Uber-drive -- The death algorithm
Control code
on1029808568
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
xxxi, 174 pages
Isbn
9780262536370
Isbn Type
(paperback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2018015411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1029808568
Label
The death algorithm and other digital dilemmas, Roberto Simanowski ; translated by Jefferson Chase
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: coming predicaments -- Bullshit and fast food -- Smartphone zombies -- Marshmallow culture -- Traffic cops and media education -- Cannibalism and new media -- Uber-drive -- The death algorithm
Control code
on1029808568
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
xxxi, 174 pages
Isbn
9780262536370
Isbn Type
(paperback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2018015411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1029808568

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