As a child and adolescent, I yearned to be a writer because I was such a voracious fiction reader. I have shifted my interests from fiction to nonfiction, focusing on books on how technology affects society. I’ve gone from reading print books to reading eBooks and now audiobooks in reaction to the ever-increasing number of knowledge that technology has made available to us.
The Information Diet:
In this book, Johnson argues that the way one reads may be more significant than the content one reads. The question is, how can we choose what to consume in a society where the options for reading, watching, and listening are virtually limitless? Rather than relying on sensationalism, the book encourages readers to seek out sources and to read articles that present opposing viewpoints.
Surprisingly, few books address the many components of the video game industry, despite its size and dominance as a cultural force. On the other hand, David Kushner has established a thriving industry out of it, and his books Masters of Doom and Jacked are both highly recommended. But the industry is covered. On the other hand, Extra Lives has a very distinct purpose for Bissel. He approaches it from the perspective of a gamer, an addict. To describe the misery and joy of immersing oneself in virtual worlds is the subject of a personal essay written by the author.
The first half of Turkle’s book focuses on the role of robots, specifically senior care robots, in our lives and how they may or may not play a role in the future. Suppose you’re interested in the function of communications applications, such as Instant Messaging and video conferencing, in the world. In that case, this is a good starting point to look at how they’re affecting our real-world connections.
You Are Not a Gadget by Jaron Lanier:
Lanier, an early virtual reality pioneer, has long held a dialectic on the relationship between technology and humanity. Web 2.0’s approach to User Identity and its importance in our lives are examined in depth in this book.
What Technology Wants:
This list might have easily included Kelly’s most recent book, The Inevitable, but What Technology Wants is more winding and hence more thought-provoking and covers the same territory, albeit in an embryonic state. Instead of seeing technology as a collection of servers and wires, this approach sees it as a living, breathing creature. Kelly is trying to figure out what its imperatives are and, as a result, what the likely repercussions for us are.
We Are Anonymous:
The hacker group known as Anonymous exemplifies how weak relationships provided by technology can be used to organize people around a shared goal, even if it’s more like herding cats than mobilizing an army. Several major characters from the early days of Anonymous are revealed in this book to the possible extent, shedding light on how things got started, the level to which we may function entirely online, and the risk and likelihood of unraveling such online existences.
This book is for you if, like me, you believe that Michael Mann’s Blackhat is one of the more famous films of the last few years. Mr. Robot-style hacking and social engineering are portrayed in Mann’s film with thorough research and some of the most realistic visuals on this side of the silver screen. Poulsen revealed in an interview that the film’s cast and crew acknowledged Kingpin as a significant source of inspiration for both narrative components of the script and for making it as authentic as possible. It was engrossing and thrilling at the same time.
This is one of my favorite books on this list since it approaches the subject from a whole new angle and illuminates several previously overlooked and abandoned concepts. Despite being published in 1997, this book is possibly more critical now than then. Johnson is now more recognized for his PBS series How We Got To Now; today’s actual artists and artisans are software engineers, coders, and product managers. Given its growing influence on how we see the world, User Interface and Interaction design are likely to have a more powerful impact than even the most lauded artwork, photographs, novels, or motion pictures. Impressive, but only available in a used paperback edition, of course.
The net delusion:
After the Iranian protests began, journalist Andrew Sullivan declared, “The revolution will be tweeted!” The Internet, however, can be used by both reformers and authoritarian governments, as writer and social analyst, Evgeny Morozov writes in The Net Delusion. Despite Western claims that the Internet may help democratize societies, Iran and China’s rulers remain as steadfast and oppressive as ever. Dissidents have been threatened, and tyrants have been strengthened through social media, making it more difficult rather than easier to advance democracy.
(Get more help from this article: https://www.economist.com/books-and-arts/2021/10/16/two-new-books-explore-the-impact-of-accelerating-technology )
What role does Internet technology play in today’s society?
The Internet is now an essential component of our daily life. Our lives become more accessible, faster, and more straightforward when we use the Internet correctly. The Internet provides us with information, knowledge, facts, and numbers for personal, societal, and economic growth.
How technology has enhanced our life
It is simple for us to communicate with others and accomplish many daily duties. Technology has made everyday tasks easier, from listening to our favorite music to shopping at the mall. Face time and Skype are simple ways to communicate with loved ones worldwide.
Technological advances impact every aspect of human life. It contributes to society and significantly impacts how people interact daily. Today’s society is heavily influenced by technology. It affects the globe and our daily lives in good and bad ways.