To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism

To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism

by Evgeny Morozov
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To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism by Evgeny Morozov

The dawning age of the internet has promised us a friction-free digital paradise that prizes efficiency, connectedness, and transparency on a radical scale. To internet expert and journalist Evgeny Morozov, these technological developments—touted by geeks and digerati as inherently democratic and positive— are also eroding the foundations of liberal democracy as we know it.

In Silicon Valley's new data-rich economy, services like Facebook emerge as powerful intermediaries that track our most intimate thoughts, anxieties, and aspirations—from cradle to grave—and that go on to cash in on such intimacies via targeted advertising. Yet what is good for us as consumers is not necessarily good for us as citizens. And the more connected, quantified, frictionless, and open our lives, the more easily exploitable we are by businesses, governments, and one another.

The Digital Fix demands that we reexamine how the tools, values, and potential of the internet may be transforming a liberal democratic order that depends, more than we realize it, on old-fashioned disorder.

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ISBN-13: 9781610391382
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 03/05/2013
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.54(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.36(d)

About the Author

Evgeny Morozov is the author of The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom (PublicAffairs, January 2011). He is also a visiting scholar at Stanford University and a contributing editor to Foreign Policy and Boston Review. He was previously a Yahoo fellow at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University and a fellow at the Open Society Foundations, where he remains on the board of the Information Program. Before moving to the U.S., Morozov was Director of New Media at Transitions Online, a Prague-based media development NGO active in the former Soviet block. His articles have appeared in The Financial Times, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, he New Republic, The Boston Globe, and many other publications. He writes a monthly column for Slate that is syndicated in 9 other languages. He was born in Belarus.

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To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book.