The Glass Cage: How our Computers are Changing us download free [PDF and Ebook] by Nicholas Carr

The Glass Cage: How our Computers are Changing us download free [PDF and Ebook] by Nicholas Carr year 2018
  • Book name: The Glass Cage: How our Computers are Changing us
  • Author: Nicholas Carr
  • Release date: 2018/7/29
  • Publisher: WW NORTON & CO
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Computing
  • ISBN: 9780393351637
  • Rating: 8.2 of 10
  • Votes: 739
  • Review by: Reed Hadley
  • Review rating: 8.72 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/4
  • Total pages: 288
  • Includes a PDF summary of 25 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: In The Glass Cage, best-selling author Nicholas Carr digs behind the headlines about factory robots and self-driving cars, wearable computers and digitized medicine, as he explores the hidden costs of granting software dominion over our work and our leisure. Even as they bring ease to our lives, these programs are stealing something essential from us. 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.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 18H4M47S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Ethical & Social Aspects Of Computing, Poetry & Drama, Automatic Control Engineering, Philosophy Of Science, Impact Of Science & Technology On Society
  • Available formats: TCR, SNB, WORD, PDF, EPUB, TXT, DOC, JPEG. Compressed in ZIP, LZ, ARC, TAR.GZ, RAR
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 12.85 USD
  • Dimensions: 142x211x23mm
  • Weight: 230g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States
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