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

Clive Thompson


It's undeniable—technology is altering the way in which we predict. yet is it for the higher? Amid a refrain of doomsayers, Clive Thompson promises a convincing "yes." the web age has produced an intensive new sort of human intelligence, necessary of either social gathering and research. We examine extra and continue it longer, write and imagine with worldwide audiences, or even achieve an ESP-like information of the area round us. sleek know-how is making us smarter, greater attached, and infrequently deeper—--both as participants and as a society.
 
In Smarter Than you think that Thompson indicates that each technological innovation—from the written note to the printing press to the telegraph —has provoked the exact same anxieties that plague us this present day. We panic that existence isn't an analogous, that our attentions are eroding, that tradition is being trivialized. yet as some time past, we adapt—--learning to exploit the recent and holding what’s solid of the old.
 
Thompson introduces us to a solid of striking characters who increase their minds in artistic methods. There's the seventy-six-year outdated millionaire who digitally documents his each waking moment—--giving him rapid bear in mind of the occasions and concepts of his lifestyles, even going again a long time. There's a gaggle of brave chinese language scholars who fixed an internet move that close down a $1.6 billion poisonous copper plant. There are specialists and there are amateurs, together with a world set of players who took a puzzle that had baffled HIV scientists for a decade— and solved it collaboratively in just one month.
 
Smarter Than you think that isn't near to pioneers. It's approximately daily clients of know-how and the way our electronic tools--—from Google to Twitter to fb and smartphones--—are giving us new how you can examine, speak, and percentage our principles. Thompson harnesses the most recent discoveries in social technology to discover how electronic expertise faucets into our long-standing behavior of brain, —pushing them in robust new instructions. Our considering will proceed to conform as more moderen instruments input our lives. Smarter Than you think that embraces and extols this modification, providing a thrilling imaginative and prescient of the current and the long run.

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