World Without Mind by Franklin Foer Book-9781787330283
  • World Without Mind by Franklin Foer Book-9781787330283

World Without Mind

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Book Title: World Without Mind
Author: Franklin Foer
ISBN-13: 9781787330283
Publication: RANDOM HOUSE UK
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Overview of World Without Mind Book

Over the past few decades there has been a revolution in terms of who controls knowledge and information. This rapid change has imperilled the way we think. Without pausing to consider the cost, the world has rushed to embrace the products and services of four titanic corporations. We shop with Amazon; socialise on Facebook; turn to Apple for entertainment; and rely on Google for information. These firms sell their efficiency and purport to make the world a better place, but what they have done instead is to enable an intoxicating level of daily convenience. As these companies have expanded, marketing themselves as champions of individuality and pluralism, their algorithms have pressed us into conformity and laid waste to privacy. They have produced an unstable and narrow culture of misinformation and put us on a path to a world without private contemplation, autonomous thought, or solitary introspection a world without mind. In order to restore our inner lives, we must avoid being co-opted by these gigantic companies and understand the ideas that underpin their success. Elegantly tracing the intellectual history of computer science from the Descartes and the enlightenment to Alan Turing to Stuart Brand and the hippie origins of today's Silicon Valley Foer exposes the dark underpinnings of our most idealistic dreams for technology. The corporate ambitions of Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon, he argues, are trampling longstanding liberal values, especially intellectual property and privacy. This is a nascent stage in the total automation and homogenization of social, political and intellectual life. By reclaiming our private authority over how we intellectually engage with the world, we have the power to stem the tide.At stake is nothing less than who we are and what we will become. There have been monopolists in the past but today s corporate giants have far more nefarious aims. They re monopolists who want access to every facet of our identities and influence over every corner of our decision-making. Until now few have grasped the sheer scale of the threat. Foer explains not just the looming existential crisis but the imperative of resistance.

  • Book Type :

  • Engineering & Technology

  • Book Binding :

  • Paperback

  • Language :

  • English

  • Number of Pages :

  • ISBN - 10 :

  • 1787330281

  • World Without Mind Published On :

  • 25 Oct 2017

  • Resource:

  • Sciences, Technology & Medicine, Engineering & Technology Books for Students, Teachers, Graudates, Professionals and all others

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Publication: RANDOM HOUSE UK

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