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World Without Mind

Apple and he argues are trampling longstanding liberal values especially intellectual property and privacy This is a nascent stage in the total automation and homogenization of social political and intellectual life By reclaiming our private authority over how we intellectually engage with the world we have the power to stem the tideAt stake is nothing less than who we are and what we will become There have been monopolists in the past but today's corporate giants have far nefarious aims They're monopolists who want access to every facet of our identities and influence over every corner of our decision making Until now few have grasped the sheer scale of the threat Foer explains not just the looming existential crisis but the imperative of resistan It is difficult to overstate the timeliness of this extraordinary book Though written with a minimum of hyperbole Foer outlines in great detail the threat posed by the big tech companies and their addiction to and hegemony over Big Data the mass of information they are constantly collecting and updating on each of us and on everything that goes on in the world True visionaries the founders of Google and Facebook are uneuivocal in preaching the doctrine of the power and glory of what can be provided to us if we are willing to allow them to carry out their schemesSadly as we are beginning to discover to our chagrin what we have sacrificed for the sake of convenience is enormous our privacy professional journalism balanced media vibrant publishing houses cont

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Franklin Foer reveals the existential threat posed by big tech and in his brilliant polemic gives us the toolkit to fight their pervasive influence Over the past few decades there has been a revolution in terms of who controls knowledge and information This rapid change has imperiled the way we think Without pausing to consider the cost the world has rushed to embrace the products and services of four titanic corporations We shop with ; socialize on Facebook; turn to Apple for entertainment; and rely on Google for information These firms sell their efficiency and purport to make the world a better place but what they have done instead is to enable an intoxicating level of daily convenience As these companies have expanded marketing themselves as ch Franklin Foer s World Without Mind is an excellent book It identifies important problems ties the problems to their historical precedents and suggests some reasonable solutions The book is not complete or perfect but in the emerging literature of why and how to curb the power of giant technology companies this book is a useful introduction although there is a long way to go from here to thereFoer is primarily known as having been editor of The New Republic for several years during the modern era ending in 2014 Editors come and go of course but at the time his dismissal by a new owner felt like a watershed event among the chattering classes in America This was because the new owner was Chris Hughes a man of distinctly modest talent and even

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Ampions of individuality and pluralism their algorithms have pressed us into conformity and laid waste to privacy They have produced an unstable and narrow culture of misinformation and put us on a path to a world without private contemplation autonomous thought or solitary introspection a world without mind In order to restore our inner lives we must avoid being coopted by these gigantic companies and understand the ideas that underpin their successElegantly tracing the intellectual history of computer science from Descartes and the enlightenment to Alan Turing to Stuart Brand and the hippie origins of today's Silicon Valley Foer exposes the dark underpinnings of our most idealistic dreams for technology The corporate ambitions of Google Facebook An old man and his fears The good old times were better But the old man is not smart enough to know the old times were better because they were past hence easy to manageOtherwise a mindless primitivist statement Same concerns were generated at every new item in the life of humans The industrial was bad But the poverty of today has a comfort few kings had only two centuries ago The car was bad but we all depend on it and even those hypocrite enough to dump it are glad to use it from time to time Synthetic fibers Not natural yet fewer people die of frost today than before them And that is only about clothesThe problem in the end is not the argument as everyone is entitled to their views Is the ualifications that are lacking


About the Author: Franklin Foer

Franklin Foer was the editor of The New Republic 2006 10 2012 14and has written for Slate New York magazine and The AtlanticHe has published several nonfitction books dealing with sports technology and globalism Foer who lives in Washington DC is older brother of novelist Jonathan Safran Foer and freelance journalist Joshua Foer



10 thoughts on “World Without Mind

  1. says:

    Franklin Foer’s “World Without Mind” is an excellent book It identifies important problems ties the problems to their historical precedents and suggests some reasonable solutions The book is not complete or perfect but in the emerging literature of why and how to curb the power of giant technology companies this bo

  2. says:

    How to begin on this well intended but not very successful effort at painting the dark side of Internet dominance by such firms as Facebook Google Apple and the like Oh Brave New World that has such platforms in

  3. says:

    An important book but one that is difficult to read because it holds up a mirror to our society and ourselvesI did not enjoy this book I loved it I recommend it and Franklin Foer's insights are important but this is not enjoyableWhy Because it got me away from all the free services that I love and showed me the cost of it Some call it a mirror to the tech industry I call it a mirror to ourselves because isn't B

  4. says:

    While I confess that I didn't agree with much of this book I found it to be fascinatingFoer basically argues that companies that are dominating data collection namely Facebook Google and are monopolies because they are able to use that data to unfairly compete He is critical of the fact that government has allowed these monopolies to evolve and that consumers are making a bargain with the devil trading off freedom for efficiencyW

  5. says:

    Silicon Valley dreams of merging mind and machine If however minds merge with machines it will also merge with the corporations that provide the platforms for those machines and corporations dream of monopoly Monopolies love homogeneity and reliable revenue streams and finally control This unpleasant syllogism is the logic of GAF

  6. says:

    An old man and his fears The good old times were better But the old man is not smart enough to know the old times were better because they were past hence easy to manageOtherwise a mindless primitivist statement Same concer

  7. says:

    I’ve read some criticism of Foer and this book that it’s mainly an outgrowth of his bitterness about being fired from his job as editor of The New Republic bitterness which he admits has lingered and his being anti technology It does certainly seem that in 2017 if you do not 100% worship social media or deign to criticize what it may be doing to society you are uickly labelled as backwards and wanting to go back to the Dark Ages of 2

  8. says:

    As a national correspondent for The Atlantic and the former editor of The New Republic Franklin Foer has had than a front row seat

  9. says:

    It is difficult to overstate the timeliness of this extraordinary book Though written with a minimum of hyperbole Foer outlines in great detail the threat posed by the big tech companies and their addiction to and hegemony over Big Data the

  10. says:

    The first half of World Without Mind is nothing short of beautiful Franklin Foer whose gnomic visage leers from the back flap takes us on a rapid tour of the origins of the Internet and its culture essentially a miniaturizat

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