Our lives may be easier inside the glass cage but something essential is missing from doctors offices to the cockpits of passenger 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 mixing history and philosophy . In this new book the glass cage automation and us similarly essential if slightly repetitive carr explains how certain aspects of automative technology can separate us from well reality. 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. Nicholas carrs the glass cage is an important counterpoint to the dominant automation at all costs mindset of silicon valley that more automation is better is not as obvious a conclusion as many of us would like to believe carr is definitely not anti technology though. The glass cage automation and us hardcover endorsements reviews nicholas carr is among the most lucid thoughtful and necessary thinkers alive hes also terrific company the glass cage should be required reading for everyone with a phone jonathan safran foer
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