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Infinite Detail

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.

3/5. Finished 09 January 2021.

(Originally published on Goodreads.)

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