Smarter Than You Think

Smarter Than You Think

How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better

Audiobook CD - 2013 | Unabridged.
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Technology is changing the way we think, but is it for the better? Amid a chorus of doomsayers, Clive Thompson delivers a resounding 'yes.' The Internet age has produced a radical new style of human intelligence, worthy of both celebration and analysis. We learn more and retain it longer, write and think with global audiences, and even gain ESP-like awareness of the world around us. Modern technology is making us smarter, better connected, and often deeper-both as individuals and as a society.
Publisher: Grand Haven, Mich. : Brilliance Audio, [2013]
Edition: Unabridged.
Copyright Date: ℗2013
ISBN: 9781480535268
Branch Call Number: CD 303.4833 THO
Characteristics: 9 sound discs (10 hr., 48 min.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Cummings, Jeff

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May 16, 2017

In some moments the narrator went into a mock nerd affectations (some mewling some throat fry), but otherwise it was very well read.
The work itself makes a good case for modern technology (thats too broad of a term, he only looks at computation, world wide web, the internet, and networks; ignores the 'mod-cons' like blenders and washing machines, those giant machines that repave roads, mineral extraction machines and just about everything else related to the physical world), and how it has lead to improvements, though, he confesses - but not in a confessional tone - that it has its downsides such as being able to be spied on by governments and corporations, leads to ineffectualness, especially in politics, and having to learn new skills like seeing through Google Search biases. Too much, indeed unnecessary, humble bragging deteriorates the work at several key points.

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