Catastrophic Futures, Pre-emptive Security & Mass Surveillance

In our chapter of the ‘Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook: TechnoScienceSociety – Technological Reconfigurations of Science and Society’, my colleague Michael Nagenborg and I ask: “How does the digital interception of mass communication, smart CCTV, body scanners, biometric passports and electronic border systems, etc. shape our technopolis? How does it reconfigure our understanding of our polity? What does extensive implementation and ubiquity of surveillance architectures with increasingly opaque and presumably autonomous security technologies mean for democracy?”

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