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Pax technica : how the internet of things may set us free or lock us up

Author: Philip N Howard
Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2015]
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"Should we fear or welcome the internet's evolution? The "internet of things" is the rapidly growing network of everyday objects--eyeglasses, cars, thermostats--made smart with sensors and internet addresses. Soon we will live in a pervasive yet invisible network of everyday objects that communicate with one another. In this original and provocative book, Philip N. Howard envisions a new world order emerging from  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip N Howard
ISBN: 9780300199475 0300199473
OCLC Number: 890614551
Description: xxv, 320 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Empire of connected things. Carna surveils the realm ; What's in a pax? ; The demographics of diffusion ; Information technology and the new world order ; Pax Romana, Britannica, Americana ; The balaceras of Monterrey ; The internet is also a surveillance state ; The wars only bots will fight ; The political empire of connected things --
2. Internet interregnum. Discovering the UglyGorilla ; Devices of hope ; The demographics of diffusion ; The Zapatistas reboot history ; From gold to bits ; States don’t own it, though they fight hard to control it ; A new kind of new order ; But it's not a Westphalian-or feudal-world --
3. New maps for the new world. Mapping Hispaniola ; Dictators and dirty networks ; Mubarak's choice ; We are all Laila ; Governments, bad and fake ; The dictator's digital dilemma ; Finding Kibera ; Dirty networks, collapsing ; The democracy of devices --
4. Five premises for the pax technica. Learning from the internet interregnum ; First premise : the internet of things is being weaponized ; Second premise : people use devices to govern ; Third premise : digital networks weaken ideologies ; Fourth premise : social media solve collective action problems ; Fifth premise : big data backs human security ; Defining the pax technica --
5. Five consequences of the pax technica. Empire of bits-a scenario ; First consequence : networked devices and the stability of cyberdeterrence ; Second consequence : governance through the internet of things ; Third consequence : from a clash of civilizations to a competition between device networks ; Fourth consequence : connective action and crypto clans ; Fifth consequence : connective security and quality of life ; The downside of connective security --
6. Network competition and the challenges ahead. My girlfriend went shopping ... in China ; Authoritarian, but social ; Bots and simulations ; DRM for the material world? ; Other challenges (that are lesser challenges) ; The downside of up ; Rival devices on competing networks --
7. Building a democracy of our own devices. Your coffee betrays you ; Internet succession : computers, mobiles, things ; The world ahead ; The hope and instability of hackers and whistle blowers ; Firing the social scientists-and training new ones ; Putting the civic into the internet of things, domestically ; Device networks and foreign affairs ; How can you thrive in the pax technica? ; The promise of the pax – Glossary.
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