1. A new economic order that claims human experience as free raw material for hidden commercial practices of extraction, prediction and sales;

2. A parasitic economic logic in which the production of goods and services is subordinated to a new global architecture of behavioural modification;

3. A rogue mutation of capitalism marked by concentrations of wealth, knowledge and power unprecedented in human history;

4. The foundational framework of a surveillance economy;

5. As significant a threat to human nature in the twenty-first century as industrial capitalism was to the natural world in the nineteenth and twentieth;

6. The origin of a new instrumentarian power that asserts dominance over society and presents startling challenges to market democracy;

7. A movement that aims to impose a new collective order based on total certainty;

8. An expropriation of critical human rights that is best understood as a coup from above: an overthrow of the people’s sovereignty.

Shoshana Zuboff, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism – The fight for a human future at the new frontier of power

[Zoals de stoommachine, electriciteit, industrie de aarde uitputten, putten devices de mensheid uit. Ze stelen tijd, ze verstrooien aandacht, vragen die voortdurend, als kleine jengelende kinderen, disruptie is de modus operandi. Gedrag wordt geprogrammeerd, ik handel als een machine, bezit een aanknop die ik niet zelf bedien: notificatie, ik klik. ]