Unpick the complexities of our digital world and discover how to live well within it. Over the last decade, through digital media, we have crossed a number of significant thresholds: the interconnection of over half of the world’s adult population through mobile telephony and the internet and the devotion of more than half the waking hours of a western generation to mediated experience. Yet little mainstream thought has been given to what these transitions signify for the business of daily living; and what thought there has been too often focuses on grand claims of loss or gain.
This book asks what it means not simply to live within a digital century, but to live well with it and within it. Unlike most other contemporary accounts, it is neither a tale of technology doom nor glory, but a pragmatic guide to what questions we need to ask of the world around us; what it might mean to answer these; and what practical steps might allow us all both to choose and to use the tools at our disposal, and to live within a digital century in as fully human a sense as possible.
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Potted philosophy and technology
Interesting, bang up-to-date, thoughtful and wise. Concise and exactly what I had hoped it would be. Includes a varied list of suggestions for further reading/listening. The reader was very good too.
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I bought this thinking it would be another book entirely. I was looking for tips and strategies. Instead this is a now quite dated book with a click bait title about how the arts and humanities may have suffered due to the rise of the internet and about how people can use the internet to more effectively organise politically online.