Atrapados: Cómo las máquinas se apoderan de nuestras vidas by Nicholas Carr

By Nicholas Carr

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Un potente e inquietante análisis de nuestra dependencia de las nuevas tecnologías, por el autor de Superficiales. ¿Qué está haciendo web con nuestras mentes?

¿Somos capaces de decidir qué tareas dejamos en manos del ordenador y cuáles nos reservamos? ¿Dedicamos nuestra atención a lo que queremos? Las nuevas tecnologías suponen un ahorro de trabajo, pero ¿podrían erosionar nuestra libertad?

Cada día, diversas aplicaciones nos ayudan a hacer ejercicio o incluso buscar pareja. Confiamos en una voz man made que nos guía paso a paso hasta nuestro destino. Las redes sociales nos incitan a recuperar amistades. los angeles automatización es imparable y ya se está apropiando incluso de las profesiones más cualificadas: los software program substituyen el ojo clínico del médico, el oído del músico, los angeles mano del arquitecto o los angeles pericia del piloto. Coches que conducen solos, ataques con drones militares... los angeles realidad supera con creces lo que hasta hace poco nos parecía ciencia ficción.

Tejido a base de curiosidades históricas y lúcidas descripciones de las últimas tendencias tecnológicas, económicas, psicológicas y neurocientíficas, Atrapados nos brinda una visión realista y alarmante de un poderoso fenómeno que está determinando nuestras vidas.

Carr lleva años cuestionando las ventajas reales de las tecnologías de l. a. información y favoreciendo el debate sobre un tema controvertido que nos afecta a todos.

La crítica ha dicho...
«De lectura obligatoria para todo aquel que tenga un smartphone.»
Jonathen Safran Foer, autor de Todo está iluminado

«Fascinante y revelador. Atrapados suscita los angeles necesaria reflexión sobre nuestra excesiva dependencia de las máquinas.»
Publishers Weekly

«Atrapados es un ensayo oportuno y real en el que Nicholas Carr reflexiona sobre las consecuencias nocivas de l. a. tecnología. Su lectura genera ganas de réplica.»
Mercedes Cebrián, Babelia

«Carr demuestra de manera tan elegante como convincente que es el momento de recuperar el arte de pensar y un mundo en el que las máquinas estés supeditadas a las necesidades humanas.»
Donald Norman

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This promising grain was growing steadily when the young Sun threw an adolescent tantrum, and a blaze of heat flashed through the doughnut. of the dust melted right down to vapors. Other specks half melted, then hard- ened into "chondrules," glossy red-and-black beads about the crystals. The crisis Some size of sugar quickly passed, and chondrules and dust alike resumed their mergers. Within a hundred years our ambitious dust grain had grown a yard wide. As this boulder and countless others like it continued to sweep up dust, more The dusty doughnut flattened into a disk.

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It was not always so. The first diamonds to be discovered in a meteorite were ground teased from a mysterious rock that plunged to the century ago. This meteorite ered to scientists. Its fell to Earth as twin met a farmers, presumably after undergoing after their discovery, space they're so devilishly amonds one of a diamonds dust. One piece was deliv- was reportedly eaten by some pulverization. And still, a century are holding their secrets tightly. Because hard to detect, scientists can't even get direct proof that di- reside in dust grains.

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