The Glass Cage

The Glass Cage

Automation and Us

Book - 2014
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What kind of world are we building for ourselves? That's the question Nicholas Carr tackles in this important, absorbing book. "The Glass Cage" is not just a timely critique of society's growing dependence on computers. It's a riveting story of humankind's entanglement with machines. From the frozen hunting grounds of Inuit tribes to the "augmented reality" of Google Glass, Carr takes us on an unforgettable voyage of discovery culminating in a moving meditation on how we can use technology to expand life's possibilities rather than narrow them.
Publisher: New York :, W.W. Norton & Company,, [2014].
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780393240764
Branch Call Number: LC DLC
Characteristics: viii, 276 pages ;,25 cm

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msseward
Feb 19, 2018

Excellent last chapter. Provides a notion of the way forward.

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dly_00
Aug 03, 2016

A compelling analysis of what we lose in a world "normalized" by digital interactions. Carr intelligently identifies and discusses the innate human capabilities we lose in a techno-lusty society.

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jwhoward3
Jun 12, 2015

Thought provoking, entertaining and compact. Automation is not a topic I found interesting before reading this book.

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