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Utopia Is Creepy

Anyone familiar with his previous books, most notably The Shallows or The Glass Cage, knows Nicholas Carr as one of our greatest critical thinkers when it comes to technologies impact on society. Carr’s latest title, Utopia Is Creepy and other provocations, collects a decade’s worth of posts from his blog, along with several essays that focus squarely on undermining Silicon Valley’s Pollyannaish insistence that technology and the web can solve any problem facing society and will make EVERYTHING better. But Carr is far from a technophobic luddite, he clearly deeply understands the technology he skewers, but he also understands technologies limits. No matter where you land on the techy to technophobic scale, Carr’s stinging wit and casual style are well worth checking out.



Utopia Is Creepy

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Anyone familiar with his previous books, most notably The Shallows or The Glass Cage, knows Nicholas Carr as one of our greatest critical thinkers when it comes to technologies impact on society. Carr’s latest title, Utopia Is Creepy and other provocations, collects a decade’s worth of posts from his blog, along with several essays that focus squarely on undermining Silicon Valley’s Pollyannaish insistence that technology and the web can solve any problem facing society and will make EVERYTHING better. But Carr is far from a technophobic luddite, he clearly deeply understands the technology he skewers, but he also understands technologies limits. No matter where you land on the techy to technophobic scale, Carr’s stinging wit and casual style are well worth checking out.

Posted by Michael Cockrell at 12/27/2016 03:08:46 PM