Autodidact: self-taught

Nov
15
2010

Future Minds by Richard Watson

by V. L. Craven

Does technology shape us or do we shape technology? Is the instantaneous culture we live in hurting us in the long run? In Future Minds Richard Watson addresses these questions, as well as a host of others you probably hadn’t thought of. Then he tells us how our ever-expanding arsenal of digital products will rule us more than we rule it. Eye-opening and thought-provoking, this is a must-have for anyone interested in the influence cutting-edge technology has on humanity and how we can prevent the negative effect of said technology.

One Response to “Future Minds by Richard Watson”

  1. Rick Says:

    The interaction of technology, culture and the individual human mind has a long line of great thinkers. I’ve not read this book but Marshall McLuhan and others have looked out how we atrophy in areas where technology is asserted. Handwriting atrophies as we migrate to keyboards, etc. And of course the impact and consequences can go much deeper. But then, perhaps new abilities will arise as well. Another read for any futurists in the crowd is “Five Minds for the Future” which is an interesting repackaging of the foundational disciplines (aka liberal arts–SHHHH!!) for the more pragmatic folks calling for college to become the farm team for corporate America.

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