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The Glass Cage:Automation and Us

Nicholas Carr

The author of The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains (2010) examines the neurological and psychological impact of spending so much time at work and at play with computers and technology. Sure, they both make our lives easier, but at what price to our skills—and our happiness? Carr studies our use of factory robots, self-driving cars, personalized apps, design software, GPS, airplane autopilot, and computerized medicine to show the hidden costs and dangers of allowing software to take charge of our jobs and our lives.