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    DescriptionHow technology boosts our cognitive abilities?making us smarter, more productive, and more creative than ever before It's undeniable: technology is changing the way we think. But is it for the better? Amid a chorus of doomsayers, Clive Thompson votes yes. The Internet age has produced a radical new style of human intelligence, worthy of both celebration and investigation. We learn more and retain information longer, write and think with global audiences in mind, and even gain an ESP-like awareness of the world around us. Modern technology is making us smarter and better connected, both as individuals and as a society. In "Smarter Than You Think," Thompson documents how every technological innovation?from 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 going back decades. There are the 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. But "Smarter Than You Think" isn't just about pioneers, nor is it simply concerned with the world we inhabit today. It's about our future. How are computers improving our memory? How will our social ?sixth sense? change the way we learn? Which tools are boosting our intelligence?and which ones are hindering our progress? "Smarter Than You Think" embraces and interrogates this transformation, offering a provocative vision of our shifting cognitive landscape.


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    Title
    Smarter Than You Think
    Subtitle
    How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sir Clive Thompson, Performed by Jeff Cummings
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 165 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781480535268
    ISBN 10: 1480535265
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: TB, JF
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BISAC V2.8: SOC000000, TEC052000
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    BISAC V2.8: TEC000000
    DC22: 303.48/33
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 56800
    LC classification: T58.5 .T498 2013B
    Thema V1.0: JB, TB
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Brilliance Corporation
    Imprint name
    Brilliance Corporation
    Publication date
    12 September 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Grand Haven, Michigan