Clear Bright Future: A Radical Defence of the Human Being - Signed Edition (Hardback)
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Clear Bright Future: A Radical Defence of the Human Being - Signed Edition (Hardback)

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Hardback 368 Pages
Published: 02/05/2019

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Another stirring critique of the modern condition from the former Newsnight editor and author of Postcapitalism. Mason examines the sinister implications of artificial intelligence and the dystopian scenario of a world run by machines that know us better than we do ourselves.

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A passionate defence of humanity and a work of radical optimism from the international bestselling author of Postcapitalism

How do we preserve what makes us human in an age of uncertainty? Are we now just consumers shaped by market forces? A sequence of DNA? A collection of base instincts? Or will we soon be supplanted by algorithms and A.I. anyway?

In Clear Bright Future, Paul Mason calls for a radical, impassioned defence of the human being, our universal rights and freedoms and our power to change the world around us.

Ranging from economics to Big Data, from neuroscience to the culture wars, he draws from his on-the-ground reporting from mass protests in Istanbul to riots in Washington, as well as his own childhood in an English mining community, to show how the notion of humanity has become eroded as never before.

In this book Paul Mason argues that we are still capable - through language, innovation and co-operation - of shaping our future. He offers a vision of humans as more than puppets, customers or cogs in a machine. This work of radical optimism asks: Do you want to be controlled? Or do you want something better?

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781785175848
Number of pages: 368
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm

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Elizabeth Champion

“Correct with Contempt?”

Clear Bright Future is a book which actively resists the supposed destruction of humanity. As someone that hasn’t read a lot recently about economics and politics, Mason does make the book accessible, though it... More

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“A fierce polemic”

It is unusual to find political books that are as rhetorical, polemical and comprehensive as this one; confidence and assurance abound as Mason casts his critical gaze over contemporary politics, economics,... More

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