‘The goal is to automate us’: welcome to the age of surveillance capitalism

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jan/20/shoshana-zuboff-age-of-surveillance-capitalism-google-facebook?fbclid=IwAR3ll6gIJ8NtyLtXIhm6JVgP6smldGB7ZTABXpTM5EPiOpxDki14Bb_CtbE

Self checkout shows how much human work goes into ‘automation’

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/spark/spark-432-does-the-future-of-grocery-shopping-have-to-be-so-futuristic-1.5070248/self-checkout-shows-how-much-human-work-goes-into-automation-1.5070258

Amazon workers are listening to some of your conversations with Alexa

Disposable America, A history of modern capitalism from the perspective of the straw.

The invention of American industrialism, the creation of urban life, changing gender relations, public-health reform, suburbia and its hamburger-loving teens, better living through plastics, and the financialization of the economy: The straw was there for all these things—rolled out of extrusion machines, dispensed, pushed through lids, bent, dropped into the abyss.

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/06/disposable-america/563204/