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- IS THE INTERNET CHANGING THE WAY YOU THINK? EDGE ORG PRESENTS IDEAS FROM TODAY' LEADING THINKERS INCLUDING STEVEN PINKER NASSIM N. TATEB CLAY SHIRKY NICHOLAS CARR, JARON LANIER DANIEL C. DENNELT FRANK WITCZEK AND RICHARD DAWKINS
DetailsSteven Pinker, Richard Dawkins, Chris Anderson, Nassim Taleb and 150 more intellectual rock stars reveal how the internet is changing our minds, culture and future If youre paying attention, youve noticed the one big question everyone is asking: How is the internet changing the way we think? The Web impacts everything from the way we communicate and read, watch TV and buy everything, to the way we love, make friends, find information, organize politically, etc.Thankfully, John Brockmans cast of geniuses is here to put all in perspective: STEVEN PINKER (author of The Language Instinct) on how the mind adapts to new technologies. RICHARD DAWKINS (author of The God Delusion) on the massive profusion of knowledge available on the internet. SAM HARRIS (The End of Faith and Letter to a Christian Nation) on wired brains. NASSIM NICHOLAS TALEB (author of The Black Swan) on the degradation of precise knowledge. CHRIS ANDERSON (editor of Wired magazine; author of The Long Tail) compares the internet to the discovery of fire. LISA RANDALL (author of Warped Passages) on the challenge of too much (unreliable) information. BRIAN ENO (music producer) on the battle between the authentic and the reproducible.Other contributors include:FREEMAN DYSON (Physicist, Princeton Univ. );J. CRAIG VENTER (decoder of DNA);FRANK WILCZEK (Nobel Prize-winning physicist);NICHOLAS CARR (author of The Shallows);MIHALY CSIKSZENTMIHALYI (author of Flow);TOM MCCARTHY (author or Remainder);actor ALAN ALDA; DANIEL C. DENNETT;VIRGINIA HEFFERNAN;TIM OREILLY;MARTIN REES (president of The Royal Society); and dozens more. . .ABOUT THE AUTHOR: The founder and publisher of the influential online science salon Edge. org, John Brockman is the editor of The Universe, Thinking, This Explains Everything, This Will Make You Smarter, Culture, The Mind, This Will Change Everything, What Is Your Dangerous Idea?, What We Believe but Cannot Prove and other volumes. He is the founder of the literary agency Brockman Inc. And lives in New York City, New York.
SKU Code PRK B 3662 Weight in Kg 0.1200 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780062020444 Author Name JOHN BROCKMAN Publisher Name HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS