World Without Mind

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Random House, Sep 28, 2017 - Social Science - 272 pages

A timely and powerful must-read on how the big tech companies are damaging our culture – and what we can do to fight their influence

Four titanic corporations are now the most powerful gatekeepers the world has ever known.
We shop with Amazon, socialise on Facebook, turn to Apple for entertainment, and rely on Google for information. They have conquered our culture and set us on a path to a world without private contemplation or autonomous thought: a world without mind.

In this book, Franklin Foer makes a passionate, deeply informed case for the need to restore our inner lives and reclaim our intellectual culture before it is too late. At stake is nothing less than who we are, and what we will become. It is a message that could not be more timely.

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User Review  - DerekCaelin - LibraryThing

Franklin Foer writes about the idealism of tech companies and the ways in which their idealism is doing harm. Specifically he's worried about the depressed value of knowledge and the degrading impact ... Read full review

World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech

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Former New Republic editor Foer (How Soccer Explains the World) constructs a scathing critique of tech culture and breaks down the collective history and impact of giant corporations such as Amazon ... Read full review

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About the author (2017)

Franklin Foer is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and a fellow at the New America Foundation. For seven years, he edited The New Republic magazine.He is the author of How Football Explains the World, which has been translated into 27 languages and won a National Jewish Book Award. He has been called one of America’s ‘most influential liberal journalists’ by The Daily Beast. He lives in Washington, D.C.