The Rise of AI-Capitalism: An Interview with Nick Dyer-Witheford

LAST MONTH MARKED 20 years since the publication of a strange, prescient book called Cyber-Marx — a steampunky title which betrays the rigor of its analysis. By historicizing the technologically juiced metabolism of turn-of-the-century capitalism, Nick Dyer-Witheford sought to revivify Karl Marx as a timely interlocutor for the impending 21st century, flying in the face […] The post The Rise of AI-Capitalism: An Interview with Nick Dyer-Witheford appeared first on Los Angeles Review of Books. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Review of Books'

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