About the Book:
Post Zombieism is a World-wide phenomenon substantially driven by, and on, Social Media platforms today. This book delves into the the traits of gullibility, lack (in fact, hatred) of any intent for knowledge acquisition and narcissism as demonstrated by Social Media users (and their mirror images in the real world). The Social Media user while relishing in the accessibility of technological blind spots (such as these virtual Social Media frameworks) completely ignores the critical traits which make us human in the first place.
This book puts in place a critique of what we call ‘freedoms’ acquired via Social Media, as well as goes behind the reasons for problems (fake news, alt-truth, terrorism, big data etc.) associated with Social Media. The book discusses relevant theories – social, political, psychological and economic – with the help of contemporary and historical examples to demonstrate how Social Media users have themselves to blame in unlearning most of what the World learnt over centuries (and at a very high cost).
This is the World of the Connected Disconnect. We must analyse (and learn again) so that solutions can be found to deal with it.
About the Author:
Nakshatra Pachauri is a finance professional working in the development space for the last 14 years and is currently based in Geneva, Switzerland. His interest in the field of mass communications, as well as popular culture and their relationships with various other nonfinance fields has resulted in the writing of this book.