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Andrew Keen

How to Fix the Future

From data breaches to disinformation,a look at the digital revolution’s collateral damage with “practical solutions to a wide-range of tech-related woes” (TechCrunch).
In this book, a Silicon Valley veteran travels around the world and interviews important decision-makers to paint a picture of how tech has changed our lives—for better and for worse—and what steps we might take, as societies and individuals, to make the future something we can once again look forward to.
“A truly important book and the most significant work so far in an emerging body of literature in which technology’s smartest thinkers are raising alarm bells about the state of the Internet, and laying groundwork for how to fix it.”?Fortune
“After years of giddiness about the wonders of technology, a new realization is dawning: the future is broken. Andrew Keen was among the first and most insightful to see it. The combination of the digital revolution, global hyperconnectivity, and economic dysfunction has led to a populist backlash and destruction of civil discourse. In this bracing book, Keen offers tools for righting our societies and principles to guide us in the future.”?Walter Isaacson, New York Times-bestselling author of Steve Jobs and Leonardo Da Vinci
“Comparing our current situation to the Industrial Revolution, he stresses the importance of keeping humanity at the center of technology.”?Booklist
“Valuable insights on preserving our humanity in a digital world.”?Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
340 printed pages
Original publication
2018
Publication year
2018
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Quotes

    Niels Schmidthas quoted3 years ago
    But in spite of promises about the imminent merging of man and computer by prophets of the “Singularity”—such as Google’s chief futurist, Ray Kurzweil, who still insists that this synthesis will inevitably happen by 2029—we humans, for the moment at least, are no speedier, no smarter, and, really, no more self-aware than we were back in 1965.
    Niels Schmidthas quoted3 years ago
    Out of the crooked timber of humanity,” the eighteenth-century German philosopher Immanuel Kant suggested, “no straight thing was ever made
    b2752630278has quoted2 months ago
    This crisis of our elites explains not only the scarcity of trust bedeviling most advanced democracies but also the populist ressentiment on both left and right,

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