Governments under the neoliberal veil have become janitors for tech billionaires. When the state can’t or won’t pay to clean up, the mess falls to citizen-consumers, who become wards of disorder by default. The growing disorder engenders yet greater dependence on the magic dust of big tech, even as the detritus it produces grows on the vines of democracy everywhere. How did this happen? And what would it take to subvert?
About Zac Rogers
Zac Rogers is an academic from Adelaide, South Australia. His research combines a traditional grounding in national security, intelligence, and defence with emerging fields of social cybersecurity, digital anthropology, and democratic resilience, working closely with industry and government partners across multiple projects. Zac has published in journals including International Affairs, The Cyber Defense Review, Joint Force Quarterly, and Australian Quarterly, and communicates with a wider audience across various multimedia platforms regularly. Parasitoid is his first book.
First published by The Circus Bazaar Company in 2021
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