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Author: Evgeny Morozov
Publisher: London : Allen Lane, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Our society is at a crossroads. Smart technology is transforming our world, making many aspects of our lives more convenient, efficient and - in some cases - fun. Better and cheaper sensors can now be embedded in almost everything, and technologies can log the products we buy and the way we use them. But, argues Evgeny Morozov, technology is having a more profound effect on us: it is changing the way we understand  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Evgeny Morozov
ISBN: 9781846145483 1846145481 9780241957691 0241957699 9781846145490 184614549X
OCLC Number: 818462666
Description: xv, 413 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Solutionism and its discontents --
Nonsense of 'the Internet'- and how to stop it --
So open it hurts --
How to break politics by fixing it --
Perils of algorithmic gatekeeping --
Less crime, more punishment --
Galton's iPhone --
Superhuman condition --
Smart gadgets, dumb humans.
Responsibility: Evgeny Morozov.

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Looks at the shape of society in the digital age, of the direction in which the 21st Century may take us. From urging us to drop outdated ideas of the internet to showing how to design more humane  Read more...

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A devastating expose of cyber-utopianism by the world's most far-seeing Internet guru -- John Gray, author of 'Straw Dogs' Evgeny Morozov is the most challenging - and best-informed - critic of the Read more...

 
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