Friday, January 13, 2017

Five books about surviving surveillance

At, Stephen W. Potts tagged five useful books about surviving surveillance, including:
Shockwave Rider by John Brunner (1975)

Brunner anticipates cyberpunk in his portrayal of a character who can weave his way through an increasingly computerized society. Trained as a genius to serve the technocracy, the protagonist hides from, and indeed within, the system by periodically changing identities through his reprogramming of the database. Brunner mingles utopian possibilities with dystopian ones, showing how committed individuals­­ can use the power of technology to thwart abuses of same.
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue