We are at a crucial point in our development as societies and citizens. With technology evolving at a dizzying pace, we must urgently decide how to make it work for us, rather than for those who want to wield power over us. To plot our course wisely, we need to understand technology's power and how it is radically shifting the balance of our lives, for better and for worse. If we do not take stock of these changes in a realistic and holistic way, we will soon reach a point where we can no longer protect our hard-won human rights. Control Shift is a timely and accessible guide to the tech debates that are shaping our world, from media upheavals and mass surveillance to artificial intelligence and the future of our nations. Written in non-technical language, it explains how these connected issues affect us today, while suggesting solutions that could help us build a better, safer future.