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The Internet of Us : Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data
by Michael P. Lynch


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We used to say "seeing is believing"; now, googling is believing. With 24/7 access to nearly all of the world's information at our fingertips, we no longer trek to the library or the encyclopedia shelf in search of answers. We just open our browsers, type in a few keywords and wait for the information to come to us.  Read more...


 
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Overview

We used to say "seeing is believing"; now, googling is believing. With 24/7 access to nearly all of the world's information at our fingertips, we no longer trek to the library or the encyclopedia shelf in search of answers. We just open our browsers, type in a few keywords and wait for the information to come to us. Now firmly established as a pioneering work of modern philosophy, The Internet of Us has helped revolutionize our understanding of what it means to be human in the digital age. Indeed, demonstrating that knowledge based on reason plays an essential role in society and that there is more to "knowing" than just acquiring information, leading philosopher Michael P. Lynch shows how our digital way of life makes us value some ways of processing information over others, and thus risks distorting the greatest traits of mankind. Charting a path from Plato's cave to Google Glass, the result is a necessary guide on how to navigate the philosophical quagmire that is the "Internet of Things."


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781631492778
  • ISBN-10: 1631492772
  • Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
  • Publish Date: May 2017
  • Page Count: 256
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds


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