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Review: Pax Technica by Phillip N Howard

81fBRj8LYLL._SL1500_Pax Technica, by Philip N Howard (Yale University Press, £16.99)

Bucking the recent trend towards digital doomsaying, Philip Howard’s new book takes a cautiously optimistic look at the internet’s latest evolution. As we move towards a world where our smart devices know more about our daily lives than our closest friends, Howard argues that this will usher in a new era of political stability. He, somewhat grandly, refers to this state as a “Pax Technica,” likening it to previous historical eras such as the…

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