The Resistance: Digital Dissent in the Age of Machines

Diversion Books
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Washington Post reporter Joel Achenbach explores our relationship with technology—frequently beneficial, occasionally adversarial, and rapidly changing in a world growing more connected by the minute.

In the second decade of this new millennium, we are more connected than we have ever been, and digital utopians speak of the new wonders ahead—artificial intelligence and augmented intelligence, a merger of humans and machines, and a coming era of transhumanism that we cannot possibly imagine.

But there are dissenters. They see the rise of a surveillance state. They see personal data turned into a commodity. They see profits swirling to a few huge corporations. They see basic human interactions impaired by gadgetry.

The most apocalyptic thinkers fear that machines will soon escape our control. They believe artificial intelligence will be our most catastrophic invention.

These people do not form a coherent movement. But if they share a common message, it's that technology should serve humans and not the other way around.

Joel Achenbach explores his own relationship with the digital revolution, as well as its future, in this eye-opening, intelligent, and entertaining look at how we connect today.
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Joel Achenbach is a reporterfor "The Washington Post", and the author of six previous books, including "The Grand Idea", "Captured by Aliens" and "Why Things Are". He started the "Washington "Post's""first blog, Achenblog, and has worked on the newspaper's national Style magazine and Outlook staffs.He regularly contributes science articles to "National Geographic". A native of Gainesville, Florida and a 1982 graduate of Princeton University, helives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and three children.

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Diversion Books
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Published on
Jan 19, 2016
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Pages
42
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ISBN
9781682301357
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Security / Online Safety & Privacy
Political Science / Essays
Political Science / Public Policy / Science & Technology Policy
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