The Internet Of Us

Author: Michael P. Lynch
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780871406613
Size: 70.57 MB
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Demonstrating that knowledge based on reason plays an essential role in society and that there is much more to 'knowing' than just acquiring information, ... philosopher Michael Patrick Lynch [posits that] our digital way of life makes us ...

Big Data

Author: Viktor Mayer-Schönberger
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544002938
Size: 67.33 MB
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Big Data is the first big book about the next big thing. www.big-data-book.com

In Praise Of Reason

Author: Michael P. Lynch
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262300346
Size: 52.31 MB
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Michael Lynch's In Praise of Reason offers a spirited defense of reason and rationality in an era of widespread skepticism -- when, for example, people reject scientific evidence about such matters as evolution, climate change, and vaccines ...

Pax Technica

Author: Philip N. Howard
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300199473
Size: 58.79 MB
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A technology expert describes a possible future, and its repercussions in the area of privacy, social control and political manipulation, of a world where more and more things, like eyeglasses, thermostats and home security systems are ...

When We Are No More

Author: Abby Smith Rumsey
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1620408031
Size: 67.95 MB
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Tracing the story from cuneiform tablets and papyrus scrolls, to movable type, books, and the birth of the Library of Congress, Rumsey weaves a compelling narrative that explores how humans have dealt with the problem of too much ...

The People S Platform

Author: Astra Taylor
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 0805095454
Size: 40.33 MB
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And the worst habits of the old media model—the pressure to seek easy celebrity, to be quick and sensational above all—have proliferated on the web, where "aggregating" the work of others is the surest way to attract eyeballs and ad ...

Weapons Of Math Destruction

Author: Cathy O'Neil
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0553418823
Size: 45.10 MB
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This important book empowers us to ask the tough questions, uncover the truth, and demand change. — Longlist for National Book Award (Non-Fiction) — Goodreads, semi-finalist for the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards (Science and Technology) ...

Free Speech

Author: Timothy Garton Ash
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300161166
Size: 35.81 MB
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Drawing on a lifetime of writing about dictatorships and dissidents, Timothy Garton Ash argues that in this connected world that he calls cosmopolis, the way to combine freedom and diversity is to have more but also better free speech.

Utopia Is Creepy And Other Provocations

Author: Nicholas Carr
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393254550
Size: 25.11 MB
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Drawing on artists ranging from Walt Whitman to the Clash, while weaving in the latest findings from science and sociology, Utopia Is Creepy compels us to question the technological momentum that has trapped us in its flow. “Resistance is ...