THE DEATH OF THE GODS: The New Global Power Grab | Book Launch

Join us for the launch of Carl Miller, Research Director at CASM’s book; The Death of Gods – the new global power grab, a ground-breaking journey to reveal the new centres of power and control in the twenty-first century.

The old gods are dying. Giant corporations collapse overnight. Newspapers are being swallowed. Stock prices plummet with a tweet. Governments are losing control. The old familiarities are tumbling down and a strange new social order is rising in their place. More crime now happens online than offline. Facebook has grown bigger than any state, bots battle elections, technologists have re-invented democracy and information wars are breaking out around us. New mines produce crypto-currencies, coders write policy, and algorithms shape our lives in more ways than we can imagine. What is going on?

For centuries, writers and thinkers have used power as a prism through which to view and understand the world at moments of seismic change. This talk will be about Carl’s journey to find the reality of power today. From a cyber-crime raid in suburbia to the engine rooms of Silicon Valley, and from the digital soldiers of Berkshire to the hackers of Las Vegas, he will explain how power – the most important currency of all – is being transformed, fought over, won and lost. As power escapes from its old bonds, he shows us where it has gone, the shape it now takes and how it touches each of our lives.

EVENT DETAILS

Date and time

Wednesday 15th August, 2018, 7.30pm

Venue

Newspeak House, 133 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 7DG

Speakers

Carl Miller, Research Director, CASM

Questions and registration

Register here.

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