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Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better

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A revelatory and timely look at how technology boosts our cognitive abilities—making us smarter, more productive, and more creative than ever

Its undeniable—technology is changing the way we think. But is it for the better? Amid a chorus of doomsayers, Clive Thompson delivers a resounding “yes.” In Smarter Than You Think, Thompson shows that every technological innovation—from the written word to the printing press to the telegraph—has provoked the very same anxieties that plague us today. We panic that life will never be the same, that our attentions are eroding, that culture is being trivialized. But, as in the past, we adapt—learning to use the new and retaining what is good of the old. Smarter Than You Think embraces and extols this transformation, presenting an exciting vision of the present and the future.

About the Author

Clive Thompson is a contributor for the New York Times Magazine and Wired. He also writes for Fast Company and appears regularly on many NPR programs, CNN, Fox News, and NY1, among other news outlets. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143125822
Author:
Thompson, Clive
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20140831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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