Tech Panic by Robby Soave audiobook

Tech Panic: Why We Shouldn’t Fear Facebook and the Future

By Robby Soave
Read by Kirby Heyborne

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781982159597

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781797134482

  • ISBN: 9781797134475

Runtime: 8.15 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

From award-winning journalist and author of the “methodical, earnest, and insightful” (The Guardian) Panic Attack, an examination of recent kneejerk calls to regulate Big Tech from both sides of the aisle.

Not so long ago, we embraced social media as a life-changing opportunity to connect with friends and family all across the globe. Today, the pendulum of public opinion is swinging in the opposite direction as Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube, and similar sites are being accused of corrupting our democracy, spreading disinformation, and fanning the flames of hatred. We once marveled at the revolutionary convenience of ordering items online and having them show up on our doorsteps, sometimes overnight. Now we fret about Amazon outsourcing our jobs overseas, or building robots to do them for us.

Here, with insightful analysis and in-depth research, Robby Soave explores some of the biggest issues animating both the right and the left: bias, censorship, disinformation, privacy, screen addiction, crime, and more. Far from polemical, Tech Panic is grounded in interviews with insiders at companies like Facebook and Twitter, as well as expert analysis by both tech boosters and skeptics—from Mark Zuckerberg to Josh Hawley. Readers will learn not just about the consequences of Big Tech, but also the consequences of altering the ecosystem that allowed tech to get big. Offering a fresh and crucial perspective on one of the biggest influences of the 21st century, Robby Soave seeks to stand athwart history and yell, Wait, are we sure we really want to do this?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This reads like a chat with a very smart friend who took the time to think all of these questions through—and who isn’t beholden to any one side.” Dana Perino, former White House press secretary

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Author Bio: Robby Soave

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 8.15
Audience: Adult
Language: English