April 13, 2010

Blown to Bits

Advances in technology have enabled our access to a tremendous amount of information--whether it entertains us, allows us to collaborate and communicate, or become more involved in our government and society. However, this same technology has some drawbacks. Is email really private? How do search engines determine which results to present to you when you do a search? Technology is breaking long-held beliefs and assumptions about privacy, identity, freedom of expression, and personal control as our lives are captured as digital data. This book serves as a wake-up call to the human consequences of the technology behind the digital explosion.

This book can be found in Hecsa Library:

Blown to Bits: Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness after the Digital Explosion
Hal Abelson, Ken Ledeen, and Harry Lewis
QA 76.9 .C66 A245 2008