The Blind Giant: Being Human in a Digital World

The Blind Giant: Being Human in a Digital World

Nick Harkaway


Nick Harkaway, writer of Angelmaker, provides a rousing and energizing examine how we will meaningfully and constructively interact with technology—creating a vital instruction manual for an individual attempting to be human in a electronic age.
 
Some say our units will lead us to smash: keeping apart us from our associates, warping verbal exchange, providing an unregulated flood of knowledge that might damage our humanity. a few say they are going to be our salvation: permitting international verbal exchange and social engagement, placing all of the world’s evidence at our fingertips, and erasing the limitations that divide us, bringing out the easiest traits of humanity. In The Blind Giant, novelist and blogger Nick Harkaway takes us on a lucid, insightful and private journey of the way we are living our lives in our technology-obsessed tradition. A self-described “missing hyperlink” among the pre-Internet iteration and the “digital natives” who've grown up with expertise, Nick is an enthusiastic advisor to electronic tradition who weaves jointly examples from literature, psychology, neurology, sociology, historical past, and his personal lifestyles whereas exploring the risks and joys of the human-machine dating. within the base line, even if we meaningfully have interaction with the machines we now have created, or possibility dwelling in an international that's designed to serve desktops and firms instead of humans, this publication is a must-read for an individual interested in our electronic destiny.

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