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The Folly of Technological Solutionism

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To Save Everything, Click Here book summary
Silicon Valley mistakenly thinks it can save the world as easily as computers save data.

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This ambitious, entertaining and sophisticated discussion improves upon author Evgeny Morozov’s earlier book, The Net Delusion, and features his astute take on history and an interdisciplinary embrace of human complexity. Morozov shows how those who worship technology and the “Internet” oversimplify the problems they think they are solving and, in the process, fail to honor the richness of an embodied, contextualized world. getAbstract recommends Morozov’s insights to futurists, technology enthusiasts and readers seeking a nuanced understanding of how the Internet is and is not changing the world.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What technological “solutionism” is
  • How solutionism interweaves with “Internet” worship
  • Why this worldview is simplistic and dangerous
 

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The Problem with “Solutionism”
The technophiles at Google and Facebook started by solving technical challenges, but now they’re tackling energy use, recycling and even potholes by adding sensors to consumer objects and utilizing the GPS function in cellphones. Because Silicon Valley wants...
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About the Author

Evgeny Morozov is a contributing editor at The New Republic and author of The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom.


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    David Bainbridge 10 months ago
    Books like this are essential to provide balance and perspective and mitigate the inevitable cheerleading that is endemic in technology these days.
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    Abay Melaku 3 years ago
    Very interesting points to think about and comprehend but the content is more devil's advocate then problem resolution.

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