Born Digital: The Story of a Distracted Generation [Audiobook]
English | ASIN: B08YH64YFN | 2021 | 9 hours and 3 minutes |
Our attention has been hijacked by the tsunami of devices, games, and social media which now dominate our lives. This new technology brings efficiency, cost savings, and instantaneous information. But when our attention is the currency being traded by big tech firms, what price are we willing to pay for convenience?
Addiction, anxiety, depression, loneliness, low self-esteem, stunted empathy development, troubled relationships, fake news, propaganda, and even threats to democracy are just some of the challenges new technology presents. Anti-trust law has failed to prevent the emergence of a few dominant big tech platforms and regulation has not kept pace with surveillance capitalism.
In Born Digital, Robert Wigley distils the mountains of available research on the subject and brings to bear his wealth of institutional experience to present a road map for society to radically and urgently reset its relationship with technology – for the sake of future generations.
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