The Internet Of Us Knowing More And Understanding Less In The Age Of Big Data

Author: Michael P. Lynch
Publisher: Liveright
ISBN: 1631492772
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"An intelligent book that struggles honestly with important questions: Is the net turning us into passive knowers? Is it degrading our ability to reason? What can we do about this?" ―David Weinberger, Los Angeles Review of Books

We used to say "seeing is believing"; now, googling is believing. With 24/7 access to nearly all of the world’s information at our fingertips, we no longer trek to the library or the encyclopedia shelf in search of answers. We just open our browsers, type in a few keywords and wait for the information to come to us. Now firmly established as a pioneering work of modern philosophy, The Internet of Us has helped revolutionize our understanding of what it means to be human in the digital age. Indeed, demonstrating that knowledge based on reason plays an essential role in society and that there is more to “knowing” than just acquiring information, leading philosopher Michael P. Lynch shows how our digital way of life makes us value some ways of processing information over others, and thus risks distorting the greatest traits of mankind. Charting a path from Plato’s cave to Google Glass, the result is a necessary guide on how to navigate the philosophical quagmire that is the "Internet of Things."


The Internet Of Us

Author: Michael P. Lynch
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780871406613
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Demonstrating that knowledge based on reason plays an essential role in society and that there is much more to 'knowing' than just acquiring information, ... philosopher Michael Patrick Lynch [posits that] our digital way of life makes us ...

Privacy In The Age Of Big Data

Author: Theresa Payton
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442225467
Size: 34.28 MB
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Anyone who uses digital devices for any reason will want to read this book for its clear and no-nonsense approach to the world of big data and what it means for all of us.

The People S Platform

Author: Astra Taylor
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 0805095454
Size: 72.43 MB
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And the worst habits of the old media model—the pressure to seek easy celebrity, to be quick and sensational above all—have proliferated on the web, where "aggregating" the work of others is the surest way to attract eyeballs and ad ...

The Miracle Myth

Author: Larry Shapiro
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231542143
Size: 62.64 MB
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Helping us think more critically about our belief in the improbable, The Miracle Myth breaks down our mythmaking strategies to better understand how attempts to justify belief in the supernatural fall short.

Big Data

Author: Viktor Mayer-Schönberger
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544002938
Size: 15.90 MB
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Big Data is the first big book about the next big thing. www.big-data-book.com

We Are Big Data

Author: Sander Klous
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9462391831
Size: 10.57 MB
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This book demonstrates the inevitability of a continuously growing role of data in our society and it stresses that this role does not need to be threatening: to the contrary, collection and analysis of data can help us prevent traffic jams ...

The Wisdom Of Frugality

Author: Emrys Westacott
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 140088330X
Size: 64.62 MB
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In this book, Emrys Westacott examines why, for more than two millennia, so many philosophers and people with a reputation for wisdom have been advocating frugality and simple living as the key to the good life.

In Praise Of Reason

Author: Michael P. Lynch
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262300346
Size: 38.84 MB
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Michael Lynch's In Praise of Reason offers a spirited defense of reason and rationality in an era of widespread skepticism -- when, for example, people reject scientific evidence about such matters as evolution, climate change, and vaccines ...

Weapons Of Math Destruction

Author: Cathy O'Neil
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0553418823
Size: 76.97 MB
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This important book empowers us to ask the tough questions, uncover the truth, and demand change. — Longlist for National Book Award (Non-Fiction) — Goodreads, semi-finalist for the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards (Science and Technology) ...