We are on the cusp of a revolution Mobile phones, computers and iPods are commonplace in hundreds of millions of households worldwide, influencing how we think and shaping how we interact In the future, smart machines will compete with clever people for employment and even human affection We are shifting to a world where knowledge will be automated and people will be reWe are on the cusp of a revolution Mobile phones, computers and iPods are commonplace in hundreds of millions of households worldwide, influencing how we think and shaping how we interact In the future, smart machines will compete with clever people for employment and even human affection We are shifting to a world where knowledge will be automated and people will be rewarded instead as conceptual and creative thinkers Hence being able to think and act in ways that machines cannot will become vital Ideas are the currency of this new economy and curiosity and imagination are among the key raw materials But what happens to the rigour of our thinking in a world where we never really sit still or completely switch off What are some of the unexpected consequences of digital information on the 100 billion cells and quadrillion connections inside our brains Future Minds illustrates how to maximise the potential of digital technology and minimise its greatest downside, addressing the future of thinking and how we can ensure that we unleash the extraordinary potential of the human mind In this absorbing new book, discover all about the sex life of ideas the rise of the screenager generations, gender and geography delving deep inside your head how to clear a blocked brain why clever people make dumb mistakes why we are so afraid of doing nothing what we can do to reclaim our brains.
Future Minds How the Digital Age Is Changing Our Minds Why This Matters and What We Can Do About It We are on the cusp of a revolution Mobile phones computers and iPods are commonplace in hundreds of millions of households worldwide influencing how we think and shaping how we interact In the futur
An interesting argument for a slow thinking movement Some good points about the need to allow ideas to form and the benefits of boredom Overall nothing strikingly new but it is worth reminding ourselves to leaves the screens behind and take a walk by the sea occasionally.
Interesting analysis of digital culture, essentially arguing that we are bombarding ourselves with input at the expense of taking time to sit back and think It s a slanted view of digital culture, yes, but quite persuasive Food for thought.
An enjoyable, insightful book that I never finished Sometimes that happens with me and non fic I stop and set aside the book when something really clobbers me so I can ruminate and classy stuff like that I ll either have to recheck it out from the library or buy it, I s pose I like that the author is not a dooms dayer I m sick of all these negative books it s like everything s going to kill you, or kill your kids, or kill your country Richard Watson approaches this material in an intelligent yet [...]
This book tells sets forth in not a few words that looking at screens all day long is bad for us because it fosters an impatient, shallow outlook and that the remedy is to limit our exposure to the internet and other devices and grab some quality time by ourselves and in face to face communication with friends and family That s it really.Despite the fact that Watson claims to be a futurologist there is nothing in here that you haven t heard a thousand times before Singularity, The unfeasibility [...]
The book is about how new communications tools and information explosion spending huge amount time in front of the screen changes our thinking and ability to compose new ideas Change is not all good We ll develop a screenage brain, when we may loose some important capabilities The author emphasizes the importance of book reading, daydreaming and face to face communication Those all are required to keep new ideas flowing Good reading to understand the problems with paperless living, too efficient [...]
This book is stunning Its aim is to demonstrate how the new digital age is slowly but surely modifying the way we think, perceive and relate to the world around us Could Google, Facebook, Twitter and the like really change how our brains work and process information Now that s an interesting questionThe author actually promotes boredom and doing nothing as means to break free from the digital bondage that we ve gotten ourselves into.
Interesting and easy to read book on what the digital age is doing to our minds, our ability to focus and concentrate and on our relationships We need to find ways to turn off to enable us to do other productive activities that require creativity and thinking time Read in conjunction with previous book on my book list Hamlets Blackberry.PB
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Worth a read as we think of how the screenager thinks and learns Some interesting studies cited as well what, real data
Technology changes how people concentrate, disrupting deep thoughts and focus Technology driven change demands profound consideration in order for people tograsp its full meaning.
Thought provoking, interesting read.
Thought provoking Insightful insights on the need to have a balance of technology and activities we did in the past.
Maybe something good points can be take.