I Live in the Future and Here's How It Works : Why Your World, Work, and Brain Are Being Creatively Disrupted

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 9/14/2010
  • Publisher: Crown Business

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Using your smartphone, download the free application from nickbilton.com and snap an image of the QR Code (two-dimensional barcode) at the beginning of each chapter to access additional original content: videos of Nick Bilton expanding on key ideas and controversies, plus links to related articles, research, and interactive experiences.

Are we driving off a digital cliff and heading for disaster, unable to focus, maintain concentration, or form the human bonds that make life worth living? Are media and business doomed and about to be replaced by amateur hour?

The world, as Nick Bilton—with tongue-in-cheek—shows, has been going to hell for a long, long time, and what we are experiencing is the twenty-first-century version of the fear that always takes hold as new technology replaces the old. In fact, as Bilton shows, the digital era we are part of is, in all its creative and disruptive forms, the foundation for exciting and engaging experiences not only for business but society as well.

Both visionary and practical, I Live in the Future & Here’s How It Works captures the zeitgeist of an emerging age, providing the understanding of how a radically changed media world is influencing human behavior.

Author Biography

NICK BILTON is the lead technology writer for the New York Times Bits blog and a reporter for the paper. His work weaves together many different fields of storytelling, including advertising, journalism, design, technology, user interface, documentary film, and hardware hacking and the effects of all of these on society. At the Times, he is also worked in the research and development labs, peering into the future and helping chart the path for the future of news. Bilton is also an adjunct professor for New York University’s interactive telecommunication program and speaks regularly around the world at major technology and publishing conferences and at universities.

Table of Contents

author's notep. ix
introduction: cancel my subscriptionp. 1
bunnies, markets, and the bottom line: porn leads the wayp. 19
scribbling monks and comic books: it's ok-you've survived this beforep. 45
your cognitive road map: anchoring communitiesp. 77
suggestions and swarms: trusting computers and humansp. 103
when surgeons play video games: our changing brainsp. 133
me in the middle: the rise of me economicsp. 161
warning: danger zone ahead: multiple multitasking multitaskersp. 197
what the future will look like: a prescription for changep. 227
epilogue: why they're not coming backp. 263
acknowledgmentsp. 267
notes and sourcesp. 271
indexp. 285
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Awesome book April 12, 2011
Overall I enjoyed Nick Bilton's textbook. It was thought provoking. As the title suggests Nick uses himself as a protagonist who lives in the future. One quote in the textbook explains this concept: "The future is already here - it is just evenly distributed" - William Gibson. Much of the textbook presents arguments in favour of technology to counter negative claims against it. This rental and cheap textbook is a nonstop Heroine energizer for Geek addicts. Who knew that the porn industry actually understood social media before any of us!
Run and get this book and learn!
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