"Adam Greenfield goes digging into the layers that constitute what we experience as smooth tech surface. He unsettles and repositions much of that smoothness. Radical Technologies is brilliant and scary"
-Saskia Sassen, Columbia University, author of Expulsions
"We exist within an ever-thickening web of technologies whose workings are increasingly opaque to us. In this illuminating and sometimes deeply disturbing book, Adam Greenfield explores how these systems work, how they synergize with each other, and the resultant effects on our societies, our politics, and our psyches. This is an essential book."
"A tremendously intelligent and stylish book on the 'colonization of everyday life by information processing' calls for resistance to rule by the tech elite ... a landmark primer and spur to more informed and effective opposition."
-Steve Poole, Guardian (US)
"A work of remarkable breadth and legibility that acts as both a technical design guide and a sharp political critique of the networked products that are reshaping society."
-Scot Ludham, The Monthly (Australia)
"Provides a grounded guide, a cautionary tale in which each chapter walks readers through another layer of a dazzling and treacherous landscape."
-Jennifer Howard, Times Literary Supplement
"Does an excellent job of introducing non-specialist readers to some of the game-changing technologies that are transforming our lives and that are set to affect the social, economic, political and cultural evolution of humanity ... a very valuable contribution to the discussion about what that future should look like."
"A systematic analysis of the hazards posed by the most revolutionary of new technologies ... his analyses are extremely proficient at uncovering the risks and contradictions that our enthusiasm for new technology has occluded ... a vital counter-statement to such pervasive utopianism."
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