Alfie Bown is an Assistant Professor of Literature in Hong Kong and the editor of The Hong Kong Review of Books. His first book was Enjoying It: Candy Crush and Capitalism and was out last year with Zero Books. He is now working on The PlayStation Dreamworld, forthcoming with Polity in the ‘Theory Redux’ series.
The direction of technological progress is precisely and deliberately determined by those with state and corporate interests. As Julian Assange has shown, the giants of Silicon Valley have long been … Read More