The Glass Cage: Automation and Us

By: Carr, Nicholas

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Drawing on psychological and neurological studies that underscore how tightly people's happiness and satisfaction are tied to performing hard work in the real world, Carr reveals something we already suspect: shifting our attention to computer screens can leave us disengaged and discontented.

From nineteenth-century textile mills to the cockpits of modern 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, examining the personal as well as the economic consequences of our growing dependence on computers.

With a characteristic blend of history and philosophy, poetry and science, Carr takes us on a journey from the work and early theory of Adam Smith and Alfred North Whitehead to the latest research into human attention, memory, and happiness, culminating in a moving meditation on how we can use technology to expand the human experience.

Title: The Glass Cage: Automation and Us

Author Name: Carr, Nicholas

Categories: Technology,

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company: 2014-09-29

ISBN Number: 0393240762

ISBN Number 13: 9780393240764

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Acceptable

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: SKU9138301