The New Technology State

How Our Digital Dreams Became Societal Nightmares—and What We Can Do about It

This book is about society—how it has changed and what technology is enabling us to do to ourselves.

Sixty years ago, legendary economist John Kenneth Galbraith issued a grim prophecy that the global elite would harness the potential of the burgeoning computing revolution to accumulate even more wealth and power.

His masterwork The New Industrial State redefined our perception of ourselves and our society. The computing revolution has turned his predictions into a reality that triggered conversations between technology pioneer Bill Raduchel (a former colleague of Galbraith’s at Harvard) and British Army officer turned MP Tom Tugendhat.

The New Technology State recounts their discussions and reveals how the wealthy and powerful have used the incredible technological advances of the past half-century to gain unprecedented advantages and what we can do to reclaim control of our future.

ISBN: 978-1-63755-746-4
SKU: 18-1150-01
Categories:Timely Politics and Current Affairs, Amplify Publishing, Industries, Technology, Politics and Current Affairs, Policy

"A valuable contribution to an important debate about the consequences of technological progress." —Kirkus Reviews

"Combining industry expertise with academic rigor, The New Technology State is an informed book that argues for taking a more critical stance toward technology." —Foreword Reviews

“This was a wonderful book. It not only looks at where the world has come from but where it is going. This one will be read in economics and government classes for many years to come.” —real reader Mike Michelson via NetGalley

William J. Raduchel

Tech Pioneer and former CTO, AOL Time Warner

Bill Raduchel has served as a high-level executive and strategic adviser for organizations such as Sun Microsystems, AOL Time Warner, Xerox, McGraw-Hill, and the Salvation Army. Over half a century working with systems, software, and networks, he has remained at the forefront of the technology revolution in media, education, and corporate governance—including recognition at Sun as CIO of the Year and the top CFO in the computer industry and at AOL as CTO of the year. He holds more than fifty issued patents as well as a PhD in econometrics from Harvard, where he taught for five years with John Kenneth Galbraith. He has been writing software in some form since he turned fifteen years old in 1961. He is the author of The New Technology State and The Bleeding Edge.

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