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Using your smartphone, download the free application from nickbilton.com and snap an image of the QR Code (two-dimensional barcode) at the beginning of each chapter to access additional original content: videos of Nick Bilton expanding on key ideas and controversies, plus links to related articles, research, and interactive experiences.
Are we driving off a digital cliff and heading for disaster, unable to focus, maintain concentration, or form the human bonds that make life worth living? Are media and business doomed and about to be replaced by amateur hour?
The world, as Nick Bilton—with tongue-in-cheek—shows, has been going to hell for a long, long time, and what we are experiencing is the twenty-first-century version of the fear that always takes hold as new technology replaces the old. In fact, as Bilton shows, the digital era we are part of is, in all its creative and disruptive forms, the foundation for exciting and engaging experiences not only for business but society as well.
Both visionary and practical, I Live in the Future & Here’s How It Works captures the zeitgeist of an emerging age, providing the understanding of how a radically changed media world is influencing human behavior.
|introduction: cancel my subscription
|bunnies, markets, and the bottom line: porn leads the way
|scribbling monks and comic books: it's ok-you've survived this before
|your cognitive road map: anchoring communities
|suggestions and swarms: trusting computers and humans
|when surgeons play video games: our changing brains
|me in the middle: the rise of me economics
|warning: danger zone ahead: multiple multitasking multitaskers
|what the future will look like: a prescription for change
|epilogue: why they're not coming back
|notes and sources
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