Utopia Is Creepy And Other Provocations

Author: Nicholas Carr
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393254542
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A freewheeling, sharp-shooting indictment of a tech-besotted culture.

With a razor wit, Nicholas Carr cuts through Silicon Valley’s unsettlingly cheery vision of the technological future to ask a hard question: Have we been seduced by a lie? Gathering a decade’s worth of posts from his blog, Rough Type, as well as his seminal essays, Utopia Is Creepy offers an alternative history of the digital age, chronicling its roller-coaster crazes and crashes, its blind triumphs, and its unintended consequences.

Carr’s favorite targets are those zealots who believe so fervently in computers and data that they abandon common sense. Cheap digital tools do not make us all the next Fellini or Dylan. Social networks, diverting as they may be, are not vehicles for self-enlightenment. And “likes” and retweets are not going to elevate political discourse. When we expect technologies―designed for profit―to deliver a paradise of prosperity and convenience, we have forgotten ourselves. In response, Carr offers searching assessments of the future of work, the fate of reading, and the rise of artificial intelligence, challenging us to see our world anew.

In famous essays including “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” and “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Privacy,” Carr dissects the logic behind Silicon Valley’s “liberation mythology,” showing how technology has both enriched and imprisoned us―often at the same time. 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 never futile,” argues Carr, and this book delivers the proof.


Utopia Is Creepy And Other Provocations

Author: Nicholas Carr
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393254550
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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 ...

Utopia Is Creepy

Author: Nicholas Carr
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393354744
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A freewheeling, sharp-shooting indictment of a tech-besotted culture.

Utopia Is Creepy

Author: Nicholas Carr
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ISBN: 9780393254549
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A forward-looking new essay rounds out the collection. With searching assessments of topics from the future of work and play to free choice and the fate of reading, Carr once again challenges us to see our world anew.

The Big Switch Rewiring The World From Edison To Google

Author: Nicholas Carr
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393067873
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In a new chapter for this edition that brings the story up-to-date, Nicholas Carr revisits the dramatic new world being conjured from the circuits of the “World Wide Computer.”

The Glass Cage

Author: Nicholas Carr
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473511089
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In The Glass Cage, Pulitzer Prize nominee and bestselling author Nicholas Carr shows how the most important decisions of our lives are now being made by machines and the radical effect this is having on our ability to learn and solve ...

Does It Matter

Author: Nicholas G. Carr
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422129527
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An acclaimed business writer and thinker, Nicholas G. Carr is a former executive editor of the Harvard Business Review.

The Song Poet

Author: Kao Kalia Yang
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 1627794956
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From the author of The Latehomecomer, a powerful memoir of her father, a Hmong song poet who sacrificed his gift for his children's future in America In the Hmong tradition, the song poet recounts the story of his people, their history and ...

Art Thinking

Author: Amy Whitaker
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062358286
Size: 12.83 MB
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It is about how to make space for vulnerability and the possibility of failure within the world of work, with its very real and structural pressures to get things done, and about how to successfully build a future of your own design.

The Shallows

Author: Nicholas Carr
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 1848878834
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Rather it is a revelatory reminder of how far the Internet has become enmeshed in our daily existence and is affecting the way we think. This landmark book compels us all to look anew at our dependence on this all-pervasive technology.