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  • Published: 17 December 2020
  • ISBN: 9780262044318
  • Imprint: MIT Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $44.99

Cyber Republic

Reinventing Democracy in the Age of Intelligent Machines



Science and tech expert George Zarkadakis presents an indispensable guide to making liberal democracies more inclusive, and the digital economy more equitable in the coming Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Around the world, liberal democracies are in crisis. Citizens have lost faith in their government; right-wing nationalist movements frame the political debate. At the same time, economic inequality is increasing dramatically; digital technologies have created a new class of super-rich entrepreneurs. Automation threatens to transform the free economy into a zero-sum game in which capital wins and labor loses. But is this digital dystopia inevitable? In Cyber Republic, George Zarkadakis presents an alternative, outlining a plan for using technology to make liberal democracies more inclusive and the digital economy more equitable. Cyber Republic is no less than a guide for the coming Fourth Industrial Revolution.

  • Published: 17 December 2020
  • ISBN: 9780262044318
  • Imprint: MIT Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $44.99

About the author

George Zarkadakis

George Zarkadakis is a well-connected science writer, playwright and novelist with a PhD in Artificial Intelligence. He has worked for organisations including the European Commission and the British Council, Silicon Graphicsand theEuropean Bioinformatics Institute; appeared on the History Channel; written for publications such as Aeon digital magazine and the Washington Post; and been knighted by the French government for his services to science communication.

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