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Nicholas Carr's latest anti-technology rant, 'The Glass Cage'
Nicholas Carr's latest anti-technology rant, 'The Glass Cage'

With his 2010 bestseller, "The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains," Nicholas Carr emerged as one of the Information Age's chief scaredy-cats. But why stop at terrifying people about the Internet? Carr's new book, "The Glass Cage: Automation and Us," expands the field of his paranoia to computers in general rather than just the kind we use for looking things up on Wikipedia. Carr has two angles of attack: One is the familiar warning that robots are going to take all the jobs and leave us to starve; the other is that we are becoming so reliant on computers to automate even the most complex mental tasks that we are going to forget how to think....

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