Smarter than you think by Clive Thompson

Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better - Clive Thompson


Smartphones, computers, videogames, cameras and microphones are everywhere, and they are not going to disappear anytime soon. By now we've all heard over and over again that technology is seriously affecting "real" social interaction and how it's atrophying our brains, especially when it comes to the newer generations who don't seem to be able to function without internet. We've all heard it, and we've all thought about it at one point or another. 



Well, this book tries to discuss the issue from the other side of the argument. Through many situations, examples, and serious data, Sir Clive Thompson shows us that first, these fears have been present for centuries whenever a new technology arrives (believe it or not, this also happened when printing books became possible), and second, that if we use it right, technology can enhance our natural skills, improve our education experience and, in general, be an incredible complement to our being human. Four stars!