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The Resource New dark age : technology and the end of the future, James Bridle

New dark age : technology and the end of the future, James Bridle

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New dark age : technology and the end of the future
Title
New dark age
Title remainder
technology and the end of the future
Statement of responsibility
James Bridle
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We live in times of increasing inscrutability. Our news feeds are filled with unverified, unverifiable speculation, much of it automatically generated by anonymous software. As a result, we no longer understand what is happening around us. Underlying all of these trends is a single idea: the belief that quantitative data can provide a coherent model of the world, and the efficacy of computable information to provide us with ways of acting within it. Yet the sheer volume of information available to us today reveals less than we hope. Rather, it heralds a new Dark Age: a world of ever-increasing incomprehension. In this book, James Bridle offers us a warning against the future in which the contemporary promise of a new technologically-assisted Enlightenment may just deliver its opposite: an age of complex uncertainty, predictive algorithms, surveillance, and the hollowing out of empathy. Surveying the history of art, technology and information systems he reveals the dark clouds that gather over discussions of the digital sublime
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Bridle, James
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Technology
  • Big data
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Social change
Target audience
adult
Label
New dark age : technology and the end of the future, James Bridle
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Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-279) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251359971
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
294 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781786635488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
New dark age : technology and the end of the future, James Bridle
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251359971
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
294 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781786635488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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