Franklin Foer - World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech — at Politics and Prose at Union Market

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Widely hailed when it appeared a year ago, Foer’s critique of big tech looks closely at four Silicon Valley giants, scrutinizing the gap between what they promise and what they are actually doing. While Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon claim to be champions of individuality and pluralism, their extensive data collection capabilities and use of algorithms threaten privacy and promote conformity. If allowed to proceed, Foer warns, they will hollow out our inner lives, imperil liberal democracy, and turn us into an automated, homogenized society. Foer, national correspondent for The Atlantic, puts these new monopolists in the context of the history of technology and also draws on his own experience at the New Republic, which was acquired by a Facebook cofounder and targeted for rebranding as a “digital media company.”

 

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$17.00
ISBN: 9781101981122
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Published: Penguin Books - September 11th, 2018

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