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"Blown to Bits: Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness After the Digital Explosion" icon

Blown to Bits: Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness After the Digital Explosion

This is a free, online textbook. "Wherever you go‚ whatever you say, write, photograph, or buy‚ whatever prescriptions you take, or ATM withdrawals you make you are generating information. That information can be captured, digitized, retrieved, and copied ‚ anywhere on Earth, instantly. Sophisticated computers can increasingly uncover meaning in those digital traces‚ understanding, anticipating, and influencingyou as never before. Is this utopia? Or the dawning of a 1984/Brave New World horror world? Whatever you call it, it’s happening. What kind of world are we creating? What will it be like to live there? Blown to Bits offers powerful and controversial answers to these questions‚ and give you the knowledge you need to help shape your own digital future, not let others do it for you.... Show More


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Mary Wall
Mary Wall (Consultant)
8 years ago

I only read Chapter 2, but now I want to read the rest. This is material we should all be aware of.

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