Critical Evaluation: Cognitive Capitalism
From the old times of slavery, to those of free-waged workers under industrial capitalism, to, now, a capitalism that is mostly based on intangible products and services, the way we organize the relationships with our fellow humans has radically changed. At the same time, it has also stayed unchanged. Yes, we are not obliged to work half of our days for another man, but in our free time we constantly give away precious data that is factored in algorithms that are gold mines for those who own them. Overall, our quality of life has increased as demonstrated by the fact that the unconscious work we do for the owners of intangible capital is work that we largely enjoy. It is in fact posting videos on YouTube, Tweeting and purchasing online. But at the same time, the gap that separates us from the men that own the fruits of our labor is widening at a rate never experienced before. The following thesis is aimed at shedding light on the socio-economical order we inhabit with the hope of understanding whether there is something wrong with it and what can be done to change it, for the good of society.
T. Davilovs. (2019, July 12). Critical Evaluation: Cognitive Capitalism. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2105/50147