Oil fields in Los Angeles, back in the day.
My latest for The Guardian is about Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods, and what it means for the future of data extraction and surveillance capitalism. A sample:
Amazon isn’t abandoning online retail for brick-and-mortar. Rather, it’s planning to fuse the two. It’s going to digitize our daily lives in ways that make surge-pricing your groceries look primitive by comparison. It’s going to expand Silicon Valley’s surveillance-based business model into physical space, and make money from monitoring everything we do.
Read the piece at The Guardian.