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The Glass Cage - by Nicholas Carr (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 288

Genre: Technology

Format: Paperback

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Author: Nicholas Carr

Language: English

Street Date: September 8, 2015
TCIN: 18849327
UPC: 9780393351637
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-2546

Description

Drawing on psychological and neurological studies that underscore how tightly people's happiness and satisfaction are tied to performing hard work in the real world, Carr reveals something we already suspect: shifting our attention to computer screens can leave us disengaged and discontented.

From nineteenth-century textile mills to the cockpits of modern jets, from the frozen hunting grounds of Inuit tribes to the sterile landscapes of GPS maps, The Glass Cage explores the impact of automation from a deeply human perspective, examining the personal as well as the economic consequences of our growing dependence on computers.

With a characteristic blend of history and philosophy, poetry and science, Carr takes us on a journey from the work and early theory of Adam Smith and Alfred North Whitehead to the latest research into human attention, memory, and happiness, culminating in a moving meditation on how we can use technology to expand the human experience.

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