Bombarded by Cyrus Krohn audiobook

Bombarded: How to Fight Back against the Online Assault on Democracy

By Cyrus Krohn , with Tom Farmer
Foreword by Michael Kinsley
Read by Cyrus Krohn

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Imagine an imminent future where American voters are bombarded with personalized political messages from every smart device – at home, in cars, on sidewalks; the digital infosphere. Big Data so fine-tuned, no two voters hear the same proposition. You come home to a hologrammatic, AI-powered Donald Trump chatbot perched in your kitchen, asking personal questions – knowing everywhere you went, everything you searched, and how much you spent on lunch. We’re rushing toward this dystopia right now. The digital information age means more than hyper-targeted, just-for-you messages from insurance companies and presidential candidates alike. It means oceans of disinformation engineered to sow false beliefs or simply confuse. Already citizens don’t know who to trust or what to believe. If this keeps up, and we ask nothing more of tech providers or digital citizens, the fog will continue to thicken. Irritation will merge into despair, then numbness... and democracy teeters. Digital pioneer Cyrus Krohn knows the territory, and in Bombarded: How to Fight Back against the Online Assault on Democracy, Krohn locates the roots of our blooming electoral chaos in the earliest days of the World Wide Web. But he goes beyond recounting 25 years of destabilizing Internet shock waves, not to mention his own role in building digital culture. Krohn rolls out a provocative action plan for rescuing the American system of campaigns and elections while there is still time.

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Nominated for Top 50 digital Political Strategists, 2013

Imagine an imminent future where American voters are bombarded with personalized political messages from every smart device – at home, in cars, on sidewalks; the digital infosphere. Big Data so fine-tuned, no two voters hear the same proposition.

You come home to a hologrammatic, AI-powered Donald Trump chatbot perched in your kitchen, asking personal questions – knowing everywhere you went, everything you searched, and how much you spent on lunch.

We’re rushing toward this dystopia right now. The digital information age means more than hyper-targeted, just-for-you messages from insurance companies and presidential candidates alike. It means oceans of disinformation engineered to sow false beliefs or simply confuse. Already citizens don’t know who to trust or what to believe. If this keeps up, and we ask nothing more of tech providers or digital citizens, the fog will continue to thicken. Irritation will merge into despair, then numbness... and democracy teeters.

Digital pioneer Cyrus Krohn knows the territory, and in Bombarded: How to Fight Back against the Online Assault on Democracy, Krohn locates the roots of our blooming electoral chaos in the earliest days of the World Wide Web. But he goes beyond recounting 25 years of destabilizing Internet shock waves, not to mention his own role in building digital culture. Krohn rolls out a provocative action plan for rescuing the American system of campaigns and elections while there is still time.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Krohn comfortably displays his own expertise on this subject on virtually every page, and…delivers it in a lively, peppery prose style that will keep the most tech-averse readers turning pages…He then offers a five-point plan to begin the address this problem….Overall, the book will give pessimistic readers a bit of hope. A powerful assessment of how online information became unreliable—and what can be done about it.” Kirkus Reviews
“Trying to shield yourself from disinformation and deep fakes? Cyrus Krohn offers a ‘five-step program’ to fight back. This book rings true.” Jill Dougherty, former CNN Moscow bureau chief
“Cyrus Krohn is both a scholar of the Internet and a longtime inside player. His experience and insight offer a roadmap for understanding, interpreting, and going forward with perhaps the most influential factor of the last 125 years.” Margo Howard, author, journalist, and Slate.com columnist
“The insights and common truths herein have never been more relevant, and in sharing what he knows, Cyrus moves our national discussion forward, back towards an honest equilibrium.” Richard Bangs, internet pioneer, American author, and television personality focusing on international travel
"Cyrus Krohn's journey from the White House to pioneering Internet strategy for Microsoft equips him with an arresting view on the future of digital political strategy. Chris Widener, author of The Case for Network Marking

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 7.75
Audience: Adult
Language: English