Quotations From SHOSHANA ZUBOFF

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  • 1.
    Authority is the spiritual dimension of power because it depends upon faith in a system of meaning that decrees the necessity of the hierarchical order and so provides for the unity of imperative control.
    Shoshana Zuboff (b. 1951), U.S. social scientist. In the Age of the Smart Machine, ch. 2 (1988).

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  • 2.
    Activities that seem to represent choices are often inert reproductions of accepted practice.
    Shoshana Zuboff (b. 1951), U.S. social scientist. In the Age of the Smart Machine, Conclusion (1988).
  • 3.
    ...ordinary experience has to be made extraordinary in order to become accessible to reflection.
    Shoshana Zuboff (b. 1951), U.S. social scientist. In the Age of the Smart Machine, Introduction (1988).
  • 4.
    Technology makes the world a new place.
    Shoshana Zuboff (b. 1951), U.S. social scientist. In the Age of the Smart Machine, Conclusion (1988).

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  • 5.
    As information technology restructures the work situation, it abstracts thought from action.
    Shoshana Zuboff (b. 1951), U.S. social scientist. In the Age of the Smart Machine, ch. 2 (1988).

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  • 6.
    Computerization brings about an essential change in the way the worker can know the world and, with it, a crisis of confidence in the possibility of certain knowledge.
    Shoshana Zuboff (b. 1951), U.S. social scientist. In the Age of the Smart Machine, ch. 2 (1988).

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  • 7.
    Skilled workers historically have been ambivalent toward automation, knowing that the bodies it would augment or replace were the occasion for both their pain and their power.
    Shoshana Zuboff (b. 1951), U.S. social scientist. In the Age of the Smart Machine, ch. 1 (1988).

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  • 8.
    Awareness requires a rupture with the world we take for granted; then old categories of experience are called into question and revised.
    Shoshana Zuboff (b. 1951), U.S. social scientist. In the Age of the Smart Machine, Introduction (1988).

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  • 9.
    The civilizing process has increased the distance between behavior and the impulse life of the animal body.
    Shoshana Zuboff (b. 1951), U.S. social scientist. In the Age of the Smart Machine, ch. 2 (1988).

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