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First U.S. edition.
vii, 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
"Originally published in the United Kingdom in 2022 by The Bodley Head, an imprint of Vintage"--Title page verso
The nervous system -- The war on cash -- The giant in the mountain -- Digital chips -- The bank-chip society -- Big Brother. Big Bouncer. Big Butler. -- The unnatural progress of a 'Rapidly Changing World' -- Shedding and re-skinning -- Sherlock Holmes and the strange case of the data ghost -- Clash of the Leviathans -- A paranormalist's guide to the spectre of Bitcoin -- The political tribes of Cyber-Kowloon -- Raiding the raiders.
A monetary anthropologist examines how the drive to create a cashless digital money empire could lead to dire consequences for our civil liberties and create a dangerous nexus of Big Finance and Big Tech.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-276) and index.