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Franklin Foer's 'World Without Mind' argues that Silicon Valley will lead us to our doom

Franklin Foer's 'World Without Mind' argues that Silicon Valley will lead us to our doom

To many Americans, large technology firms embody much of what’s good about the modern world. Google holds the key to new depths of knowledge. Amazon is the white-knight savior of impulse shopping. Facebook builds the connective tissue to old friends and colleagues.

Franklin Foer‎ has a different perspective. In his new book, "World Without Mind,” the veteran journalist lays out a more ominous‎ view of where Big Tech would like to take us — in many ways, already has taken us.

Investigating the practices of these digital gatekeepers, he has crafted an anti-Silicon Valley manifesto that while occasionally slipping into alarmism and get-off-my-lawn-ism makes a...

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