Infinite Detail

Tim Maughan


What would happen to society if the the internet died? That's premise of this book, and it comes to w weirdly similar technical conclusion to that in How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism.: replace it with a decentralised network that's inherently privacy-preserving.

Of course there's a lot more to it than that, and it's a well-drawn story of what a social collapse might look like when "just" to communications infrastructure collapses, leaving everything else intact – but useless because it's all been optimised to algorithmic control and can't meaningfully function without it.

Finished on Sat, 09 Jan 2021 08:02:21 -0800.   Rating 3/5.