Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better

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Penguin Books
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5.4 X 8.3 X 0.8 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Clive Thompson is a contributor for the New York Times Magazineand Wired. He also writes for Fast Company and appears regularly on many NPR programs, CNN, Fox News, and NY1, among other news outlets. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.


"Powerful and rigorously thought out ... Smarter Than You Think is excellent and necessary in its entirety, covering everything from the promise of artificial intelligence to how technology is changing our ambient awareness."
-- Maria Popova, Brain Pickings

"[A] lucid and distinctly hopeful study of the ways in which modern tools are changing how we read, think, write, and act." -- The New Yorker

"A well-framed celebration of how the digital world will make us bigger, rather than diminish us."
-- Kirkus

"[A] judicious and insightful book on machine intelligence." -- Walter Isaacson, The New York Times Book Review

"[An] entertaining and well-researched celebration of modern communication." --O Magazine

"We should be grateful to have such a clear-eyed and lucid interpreter of our changing technological culture as Clive Thompson. Smarter Than You Think is an important, insightful book about who we are, and who we are becoming."
--Joshua Foer, New York Times bestselling author of Moonwalking with Einstein

"Almost without noticing it, the Internet has become our intellectual exoskeleton. Rather than just observing this evolution, Clive Thompson takes us to the people, places and technologies driving it, bringing deep reporting, storytelling and analysis to one of the most profound shifts in human history."
--Chris Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of Makers, Free, and The Long Tail

"There's good news in this dazzling book: Technology is not the enemy. Smarter Than You Think reports on how the digital world has helped individuals harness a powerful, collaborative intelligence--becoming better problem-solvers and more creative human beings."
--Jane McGonigal, PhD, Author of Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World

"Thompson declares a winner in the cognitive fight between human and computers: both together. Smarter Than You Think is an eye-opening exploration of the ways computers think better with humans attached, and vice-versa."
--Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody and Cognitive Surplus