The geopolitics of surveillance capitalism

Capitalism is undergoing a radical mutation. What many describe as the ‘data economy’ is in fact better understood as a ‘behavioural economy’. Human experience is gathered digitally via a vast surveillance regime of digital technologies, and transformed into behavioural predictions and modifications by a handful of the world’s largest corporations wielding the vanguard in AI technologies. Invented in Silicon Valley and appropriated by China’s vast political surveillance regime, ‘surveillance capitalism’ is the vehicle for a renewed global geopolitical power struggle to attract capital investment and derive profit which is already shaping the 21st century.


Dr Zac Rogers PhD is Research Lead at the Jeff Bleich Centre for the US Alliance in Digital Technology, Security, and Governance at Flinders University of South Australia. His research interests are national security, intelligence, and defence with social cybersecurity, digital anthropology, and democratic resilience.

8:30pm @Robin Hood Hotel, 315 Portrush Road, NORWOOD 5067

Also speaking at this location at 6:30pm is Tarik Sammour.