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

Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better (Paperback)

By Thompson, Clive

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A brilliant examination into how the internet is profoundly changing the way we think. In this groundbreaking book, Wired writer Clive Thompson argues that the internet is boosting our brainpower, encouraging new ways of thinking, and making us more not less intelligent as is so ...often claimed. Our lives have been changed utterly and irrevocably by the rise of the internet and it is only now that we can begin to analyse this extraordinary phenomenon. The author argues that as we rely more and more for machines to help us think, our thinking itself is becoming richer and more complex. We're able to learn more, retain it longer, to write in curious new forms, and even to think entirely new types of thoughts. Outsmart is filled with stories of people who are living through these profound technological changes. In a series of postcards from the near future, we meet characters such as Gordon Bell, an ageing millionaire who is saving a digital copy of everything that happens to him, and Eric Hovitz, one of the world's leading artificial-intelligence researchers, who is creating software that is designed to let your computer sense your mood and then predict when you're going to be most productive at work. Lucidly written and argued, Outsmart is a breathtaking original look at our Brave New World.
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ISBN 9780007427796
Released NZ 20 Oct 2014
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780007427796
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Status Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint William Collins
Released 20 Oct 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Thompson, Clive
Category Cultural Studies
Impact Of Science & Technology On Society
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 303.483
Weight 250g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Inventions & Technology: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade

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