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"Nicholas Carr is among the most lucid, thoughtful and necessary thinkers alive. The Glass Cage should be required reading for everyone with a phone" (Jonathan Safran Foer)

"Written with restrained objectivity, The Glass Cage is nevertheless as scary as any sci-fi thriller could be" (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, author of Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience)

"Nicholas Carr is the rare thinker who understands that technological progress is both essential and worrying. The Glass Cage is a call for technology that complements our human capabilities, rather than replacing them" (Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody)

"A very necessary book, that we ignore at our peril. I read it without putting it down" (Iain McGilchrist, author of The Master and His Emissary)

"An important book ... deep and valuable" (The Times)

"Brings a much-needed humanistic perspective to the wider issues of automation … a persuasive … wide-ranging book" (Financial Times)

"Elegantly persuasive … In his thoughtful, non-strident way, he is simply pointing out that the cost of automation may be far higher than we have realised" (Telegraph)

"Excellent … beautifully written … Put down your phone, take off your Google Glass and read this" (BBC Focus)

"A valuable corrective to the belief that technology will cure all ills, and a passionate plea to keep machines the servants of humans, not the other way round" (Sunday Times)

"Carr argues, very convincingly, that automation is eroding our memory while simultaneously creating a complacency within us that will diminish our ability to gain new skills … I had always wondered if it were possible Google Maps was ruining my sense of direction. Now I am certain of it" (Evening Standard)

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A panoramic exposU of the decision-making software running our lives - and how it is changing us all.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1871 KB
  • Print Length: 289 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Digital (15 January 2015)
  • Sold by: PRH UK
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00NOPQUKM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #49,794 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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