The Internet of Us

The Internet of Us : Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data

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This "fascinating new book" (The New Yorker) shows how our digital way of life makes us overvalue some ways of processing information over others and thus risks distorting what it means to be human. Lynch argues that it will be the way in which we adapt our minds to these new tools that will ultimately decide whether or not the "Internet of Things" will be a net gain for humanity.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 140 x 211 x 18mm | 200g
  • Liveright Publishing Corporation
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1631492772
  • 9781631492778
  • 669,094

Review quote

"Lynch's basic argument is that if we understand better the conditions under which knowledge is produced and disseminated-conditions he explores clearly and cogently-then we will become more 'responsible' knowers." -- The Wall Street Journal
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About Michael P. Lynch

Michael P. Lynch is the director of the Humanities Institute and a professor of philosophy at the University of Connecticut. His previous books include True to Life, an Editor's Choice by the New York Times Book Review. A recipient of the Medal for Research Excellence from the University of Connecticut's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Lynch has held grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and is a frequent contributor to the New York Times. He lives in Storrs, Connecticut.
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300 ratings
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