The Resource Smarter than you think : how technology is changing our minds for the better, Clive Thompson

Smarter than you think : how technology is changing our minds for the better, Clive Thompson

Label
Smarter than you think : how technology is changing our minds for the better
Title
Smarter than you think
Title remainder
how technology is changing our minds for the better
Statement of responsibility
Clive Thompson
Title variation
How technology is changing our minds for the better
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "It's undeniable-technology is changing the way we think. But is it for the better? Amid a chorus of doomsayers, Clive Thompson delivers a resounding "yes." The Internet age has produced a radical new style of human intelligence, worthy of both celebration and analysis. We learn more and retain it longer, write and think with global audiences, and even gain an ESP-like awareness of the world around us. Modern technology is making us smarter, better connected, and often deeper-both as individuals and as a society. In Smarter Than You Think Thompson shows that every technological innovation-from the written word to the printing press to the telegraph-has provoked the very same anxieties that plague us today. We panic that life will never be the same, that our attentions are eroding, that culture is being trivialized. But as in the past, we adapt-learning to use the new and retaining what's good of the old. Thompson introduces us to a cast of extraordinary characters who augment their minds in inventive ways. There's the seventy-six-year old millionaire who digitally records his every waking moment-giving him instant recall of the events and ideas of his life, even going back decades. There's a group of courageous Chinese students who mounted an online movement that shut down a $1.6 billion toxic copper plant. There are experts and there are amateurs, including a global set of gamers who took a puzzle that had baffled HIV scientists for a decade-and solved it collaboratively in only one month. Smarter Than You Think isn't just about pioneers. It's about everyday users of technology and how our digital tools-from Google to Twitter to Facebook and smartphones-are giving us new ways to learn, talk, and share our ideas. Thompson harnesses the latest discoveries in social science to explore how digital technology taps into our long-standing habits of mind-pushing them in powerful new directions. Our thinking will continue to evolve as newer tools enter our lives. Smarter Than You Think embraces and extols this transformation, presenting an exciting vision of the present and the future."--
  • "In Smarter Than You Think Thompson shows that every technological innovation--from the written word to the printing press to the telegraph--has provoked the very same anxieties that plague us today. We panic that life will never be the same, that our attentions are eroding, that culture is being trivialized. But as in the past, we adapt--learning to use the new and retaining what's good of the old. Thompson introduces us to a cast of extraordinary characters who augment their minds in inventive ways. There's the seventy-six-year old millionaire who digitally records his every waking moment--giving him instant recall of the events and ideas of his life, even going back decades. There's a group of courageous Chinese students who mounted an online movement that shut down a $1.6 billion toxic copper plant. There are experts and there are amateurs, including a global set of gamers who took a puzzle that had baffled HIV scientists for a decade--and solved it collaboratively in only one month. Smarter Than You Think isn't just about pioneers. It's about everyday users of technology and how our digital tools--from Google to Twitter to Facebook and smartphones--are giving us new ways to learn, talk, and share our ideas. Thompson harnesses the latest discoveries in social science to explore how digital technology taps into our long-standing habits of mind--pushing them in powerful new directions. Our thinking will continue to evolve as newer tools enter our lives. Smarter Than You Think embraces and extols this transformation, presenting an exciting vision of the present and the future"--
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1968-
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Thompson, Clive
Dewey number
303.48/33
Index
index present
LC call number
T58.5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Information technology
  • Internet
  • Information technology
  • Internet
  • Social media
  • Thought and thinking
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Smarter than you think : how technology is changing our minds for the better, Clive Thompson
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http://downloadmedia.denverlibrary.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=92E41A2B-866D-4683-AC98-738F2D1B5E28
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rise of the centaurs -- We, the memorious -- Public thinking -- The new literacies -- The art of finding -- The puzzle-hungry world -- Digital school -- Ambient awareness -- The connected society
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (341 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781101638712
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
Publisher number
EB00394570
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
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remote
Stock number
  • c3epf89
  • 92E41A2B-866D-4683-AC98-738F2D1B5E28
System control number
  • (OCoLC)858947486
  • (OCoLC)ocn858947486
Label
Smarter than you think : how technology is changing our minds for the better, Clive Thompson
Link
http://downloadmedia.denverlibrary.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=92E41A2B-866D-4683-AC98-738F2D1B5E28
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rise of the centaurs -- We, the memorious -- Public thinking -- The new literacies -- The art of finding -- The puzzle-hungry world -- Digital school -- Ambient awareness -- The connected society
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (341 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101638712
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00394570
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • c3epf89
  • 92E41A2B-866D-4683-AC98-738F2D1B5E28
System control number
  • (OCoLC)858947486
  • (OCoLC)ocn858947486

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