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The Resistance: Digital Dissent in the Age of Machines

The Resistance: Digital Dissent in the Age of Machines

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The Resistance: Digital Dissent in the Age of Machines

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42 pages
18 minutes
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Jan 19, 2016
ISBN:
9781682301357
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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.
Lansat:
Jan 19, 2016
ISBN:
9781682301357
Format:
Carte

Despre autor

Joel Achenbach is a reporter for 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, he lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and three children.

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The Resistance:

Digital Dissent in the Age of Machines

Joel Achenbach,

The Washington Post

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Diversion Books

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First Diversion Books edition January 2016

ISBN: 978-1-68230-135-7

Introduction

I’m of the generation that became digital gradually and then suddenly. The personal computer came first, then email, but these were gentle ripples compared to the great crashing wave of the Internet, which sent us tumbling ankles over elbows amid foam and froth. Sure, it’s been great fun. We all love the new technologies, don’t we? I can’t imagine how we used to do our work before the days of laptops, cellphones, Google, GPS, the cloud. One doubts one’s own memory: At my college newspaper did I really write stories on a manual typewriter? Did we really do a lot of our editing with the edge of a ruler (to rip the paper neatly) and a jar of paste? Not plausible!

Now we’re well into the second decade of the new millennium, and this digital revolution is fully part of our reality, our infrastructure, the basic texture of our lives. The digital utopians speak of new wonders ahead—artificial intelligence and augmented intelligence, a merger of humans and machines, and the coming of an era of transhumanism that we cannot possibly imagine.

But there are dissenters. They are getting louder, and more organized. These are people who do not embrace the usual utopian narrative that comes out of Silicon Valley.

They have many objections. 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 could soon escape our control. They believe that artificial intelligence could turn out to be our most catastrophic invention.

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

In the past year I have tried to understand this shadow Zeitgeist. What came out of this reporting were two stories—we called our package The Resistance—that explored the resurgent

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