Interesting to note that there was session on Social Networks: Connectivity and Security Issues at the Bilderberg conference earlier this month, and Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and Amazon were among those represented.
I have wikified the guest list list here:
Bilderberg is, I think a particularly significant forum for what amounts to organising the reproduction of an Atlantic capital circuit. Kees Van Der Pjil's The Making of the Atlantic Ruling Class is a very good account of the Fordist and neoliberal phases of this process.
I wonder what role the Bilderberg participants see for networked technology in shaping a new cycle of capital accumulation that can overcome the current crisis, and how they intended to overcome its tendency towards decommodification?
On a possibly related point, I see Google is sponsoring a conference on deradicalisation this week.
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