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To Save Everything, Click Here - Technology, Solutionism, Urge to Fix Problems That Don t Exist

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Our gadgets are getting smarter. Technology can log what we buy, customize what we consume and enable us to save and share every aspect of our existence. In the future, we''re told, it will even make public life - from how we''re governed to how we record crime - better. But can the digital age fix everything? Should it? By quantifying our behaviour, Evgeny Morozov argues, we are profoundly reshaping society - and risk losing the opacity and imperfection that make us human.>

About the author

Evgeny Morozov is the author of The Net Delusion and a contributing editor for the New Republic. Previously, he was a visiting scholar at Stanford University, a Schwartz fellow at the New America Foundation, a Yahoo fellow at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown, and a fellow at the Open Society Foundations. His monthly column on technology comes out in Slate, Corriere della Sera, El Pais, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and several other newspapers. He's also written for The New York Times, the Economist, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and the London Review of Books.

Summary

Our gadgets are getting smarter. Technology can log what we buy, customize what we consume and enable us to save and share every aspect of our existence. In the future, we're told, it will even make public life - from how we're governed to how we record crime - better. But can the digital age fix everything? Should it?

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If you've ever had the niggling feeling, as you spoon down your google, that there's no such thing as a free lunch, Morozov's book will tell you how you might end up paying for it Brian Eno

Product details

Authors Evgeny Morozov, MOROZOV EVGENY
Publisher Penguin Books Uk
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 03.07.2014
 
EAN 9780241957707
ISBN 978-0-241-95770-7
No. of pages 432
Dimensions 129 mm x 198 mm x 24 mm
Subjects Natural sciences, medicine, IT, technology > Natural sciences (general)
Non-fiction book > Politics, society, business
Non-fiction book > Politics, society, business > Society
Social sciences, law, business > Media, communication > Media science

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