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Utopia Is Creepy : And Other Provocations - Nicholas Carr

Utopia Is Creepy

And Other Provocations

Paperback Published: 12th September 2017
ISBN: 9780393354744
Number Of Pages: 384

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With 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 is "Carr's best hits for those who missed the last decade of his stream of thoughtful commentary about our love affair with technology and its effect on our relationships" (Richard Cytowic, New York Journal of Books).Carr draws on artists ranging from Walt Whitman to the Clash, while weaving in the latest findings from science and sociology. 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. 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.

Industry Reviews

"[F]ull of wry vignettes and articles lampooning the motivated enthusiasm and game-changing promises of Silicon Valley's tech bro elite... by turns cute, funny or chilling. And it's more than the sum of its parts." -- Sally Adee - New Scientist

ISBN: 9780393354744
ISBN-10: 0393354741
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 12th September 2017
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.3

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