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The Glass Cage: Automation and Us

Nicholas Carr
Format
Book
Published
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2014
Edition
First edition
Language
English
ISBN
9780393240764, 0393240762, 9780393350777, 0393350770
Summary
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 and reveals something we already suspect: shifting our attention to computer screens can leave us disengaged and discontented.
Contents
  • Alert for operators
  • Passengers
  • The robot at the gate
  • On autopilot
  • The degeneration effect
  • Interlude, with dancing mice
  • White-collar computer
  • World and screen
  • Automation for the people
  • Interlude, with grave robber
  • Your inner drone
  • The love that lays the swale in rows.
Description
viii, 276 pages ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Technical Details
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