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The Resource Smarter than you think : how technology is changing our minds for the better, Clive Thompson

Smarter than you think : how technology is changing our minds for the better, Clive Thompson

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Smarter than you think : how technology is changing our minds for the better
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Smarter than you think
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how technology is changing our minds for the better
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Clive Thompson
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How technology is changing our minds for the better
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eng
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  • " It's 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." The Internet age has produced a radical new style of human intelligence, worthy of both celebration and analysis. We learn more and retain it longer, write and think with global audiences, and even gain an ESP-like awareness of the world around us. Modern technology is making us smarter, better connected, and often deeper-both as individuals and as a society. 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's good of the old. Thompson introduces us to a cast of extraordinary characters who augment their minds in inventive ways. There's the seventy-six-year old millionaire who digitally records his every waking moment-giving him instant recall of the events and ideas of his life, even going back decades. There's a group of courageous Chinese students who mounted an online movement that shut down a $1.6 billion toxic copper plant. There are experts and there are amateurs, including a global set of gamers who took a puzzle that had baffled HIV scientists for a decade-and solved it collaboratively in only one month. Smarter Than You Think isn't just about pioneers. It's about everyday users of technology and how our digital tools-from Google to Twitter to Facebook and smartphones-are giving us new ways to learn, talk, and share our ideas. Thompson harnesses the latest discoveries in social science to explore how digital technology taps into our long-standing habits of mind-pushing them in powerful new directions. Our thinking will continue to evolve as newer tools enter our lives. Smarter Than You Think embraces and extols this transformation, presenting an exciting vision of the present and the future. "--
  • "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's good of the old. Thompson introduces us to a cast of extraordinary characters who augment their minds in inventive ways. There's the seventy-six-year old millionaire who digitally records his every waking moment--giving him instant recall of the events and ideas of his life, even going back decades. There's a group of courageous Chinese students who mounted an online movement that shut down a $1.6 billion toxic copper plant. There are experts and there are amateurs, including a global set of gamers who took a puzzle that had baffled HIV scientists for a decade--and solved it collaboratively in only one month. Smarter Than You Think isn't just about pioneers. It's about everyday users of technology and how our digital tools--from Google to Twitter to Facebook and smartphones--are giving us new ways to learn, talk, and share our ideas. Thompson harnesses the latest discoveries in social science to explore how digital technology taps into our long-standing habits of mind--pushing them in powerful new directions. Our thinking will continue to evolve as newer tools enter our lives. Smarter Than You Think embraces and extols this transformation, presenting an exciting vision of the present and the future"--
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Smarter than you think : how technology is changing our minds for the better, Clive Thompson
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
The rise of the centaurs -- We, the memorious -- Public thinking -- The new literacies -- The art of finding -- The puzzle-hungry world -- Digital school -- Ambient awareness -- The connected society
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8ocm37144957
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9781594204456
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(hardback)
Lccn
2013017155
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unmediated
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Smarter than you think : how technology is changing our minds for the better, Clive Thompson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rise of the centaurs -- We, the memorious -- Public thinking -- The new literacies -- The art of finding -- The puzzle-hungry world -- Digital school -- Ambient awareness -- The connected society
Control code
8ocm37144957
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9781594204456
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013017155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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