As people have become more and more dependent on the Internet, some have concerns that all that information (and the devices that help us connect to it) could be doing seriously damage to the way we think, interact and learn. But Nick Bilton, lead writer for the New York Times Bits Blog, explains in his new book that he’s lived his whole life connected and managed to turn out just fine. He says scientific research backs up his experience.
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- Kevin Kelly, founder, Wired magazine
- Nicholas Negroponte, founder, One Laptop Per Child
- David Kirkpatrick, writer
- Nick Bilton, writer, Bits Blog, New York Times
- John Hockenberry, radio host, The Takeaway
The recent changes that technology has made to books, reading, and the way we relate to each other are unprecedented and transformational. Tech guru Kevin Kelly, author of What Technology Wants; digital visionary Nicholas Negroponte; David Kirkpatrick, founder of Techonomy and author of The Facebook Effect; and The New York Time’s Nick Bilton, author of I Live in the Future and Here’s How It Works, discuss technology and its impact on how we live. Moderated by public radio’s John Hockenberry.
Musician and author Nick Cave thrilled a rapt audience at iTunes Live: London Festival ‘09 with a reading from his new book, ‘The Death of Bunny Munro’. The Australian rocker discussed the origins of the story as a screenplay and the dark and twisted road down which the title character drives.