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Read online Utopia Is Creepy: And Other Provocations.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Utopia Is Creepy: And Other Provocations With a razor wit Nicholas Carr cuts through Silicon Valley s unsettlingly cheery vision of the technological future to ask a hard question Have we been seduced by a lie Gathering a decade s worth of posts from his blog Rough Type as well as his seminal essays em Utopia Is Creepy em offers an alternative history of the digital age chronicling its roller coaster crazes and crashes its blind triumphs and its unintended consequences .

Carr s favorite targets are those zealots who believe so fervently in computers and data that they abandon common sense Cheap digital tools do not make us all the next Fellini or Dylan Social networks diverting as they may be are not vehicles for self enlightenment And likes and retweets are not going to elevate political discourse When we expect technologies designed for profit to deliver a paradise of prosperity and convenience we have forgotten ourselves In response Carr offers searching assessments of the future of work the fate of reading and the rise of artificial intelligence challenging us to see our world anew .

In famous essays including Is Google Making Us Stupid and Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Privacy Carr dissects the logic behind Silicon Valley s liberation mythology showing how technology has both enriched and imprisoned us often at the same time Drawing on artists ranging from Walt Whitman to the Clash while weaving in the latest findings from science and sociology em Utopia Is Creepy em compels us to question the technological momentum that has trapped us in its flow Resistance is never futile argues Carr and this book delivers the proof by Nicholas Carr

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Utopia Is Creepy: And Other Provocations
Title:Utopia Is Creepy: And Other Provocations
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Category:Non fiction, Technology, Essays, Science, Psychology, Dystopia
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Over the last decade and even since the bursting of the technology bubble pundits consultants and thought leaders have argued that information technology provides the edge necessary for business success IT expert Nicholas G Carr offers a radically different view in this eloquent and explosive book As IT s power and presence have grown he argues its strategic relevance has actually decreased IT has been transformed from a source of advantage into a commoditized cost of doing business with huge implications for business management Expanding on Carr s seminal Harvard Business Review article that generated a storm of controversy Does IT Matter provides a truly compelling and unsettling account of IT s changing business role and its leveling influence on competition Through astute analysis of historical and contemporary examples Carr shows that the evolution of IT closely parallels that of earlier technologies such as railroads and electric power He goes on to lay out a new agenda for IT management stressing cost control and risk management over innovation and investment And he examines the broader implications for business strategy and organization as well as for the technology industry A frame changing statement on one of the most important business phenomena of our time Does IT Matter marks a crucial milepost in the debate about IT s future An acclaimed business writer and thinker Nicholas G Carr is a former executive editor of the Harvard Business Review, With this bold collection of cutting edge Harvard Business Review articles the magazine s executive editor explores the fundamental changes that are happening in business as a result of the Internet digital communications and ubiquitous connectivity, With a razor wit Nicholas Carr cuts through Silicon Valley s unsettlingly cheery vision of the technological future to ask a hard question Have we been seduced by a lie Gathering a decade s worth of posts from his blog Rough Type as well as his seminal essays em Utopia Is Creepy em offers an alternative history of the digital age chronicling its roller coaster crazes and crashes its blind triumphs and its unintended consequences br br br Carr s favorite targets are those zealots who believe so fervently in computers and data that they abandon common sense Cheap digital tools do not make us all the next Fellini or Dylan Social networks diverting as they may be are not vehicles for self enlightenment And likes and retweets are not going to elevate political discourse When we expect technologies designed for profit to deliver a paradise of prosperity and convenience we have forgotten ourselves In response Carr offers searching assessments of the future of work the fate of reading and the rise of artificial intelligence challenging us to see our world anew br br br In famous essays including Is Google Making Us Stupid and Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Privacy Carr dissects the logic behind Silicon Valley s liberation mythology showing how technology has both enriched and imprisoned us often at the same time Drawing on artists ranging from Walt Whitman to the Clash while weaving in the latest findings from science and sociology em Utopia Is Creepy em compels us to question the technological momentum that has trapped us in its flow Resistance is never futile argues Carr and this book delivers the proof, No description available