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Description - The Glass Cage by Nicholas Carr

In The Glass Cage, Pulitzer Prize nominee and bestselling author Nicholas Carr shows how the most important decisions of our lives are now being made by machines and the radical effect this is having on our ability to learn and solve problems. In May 2009 an Airbus A330 passenger jet equipped with the latest glass cockpit' controls plummeted 30,000 feet into the Atlantic. The reason for the crash- the autopilot had routinely switched itself off. In fact, automation is everywhere u from the thermostat in our homes and the GPS in our phones to the algorithms of High Frequency Trading and self-driving cars. We now use it to diagnose patients, educate children, evaluate criminal evidence and fight wars. But psychological studies show that we perform best when fully involved in a task, while the principle of automation u that humans are inefficient u is self-fulfilling. The glass cockpit is becoming a glass cage. In this utterly engrossing exposU, bestselling writer Nicholas Carr reveals how automation is affecting our ability to solve problems, forge memories and acquire skills. Rather than rejecting technology, Carr argues that we must urgently rethink its role in our lives

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099597452
ISBN-10: 0099597454
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 18mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 14-Jan-2016
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Nicholas Carr

Nicholas Carr is the author of The Shallows- What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, a 2011 Pulitzer Prize nominee and a New York Times bestseller, as well as two other influential books, The Big Switch- Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google (2008) and Does IT Matter? (2004). His books have been translated into more than 20 languages. (

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