Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds For The Better
It’s undeniable: technology is changing the way we think. But is it for the better? Amid a chorus of doomsayers, Clive Thompson delivers a resounding yes. The Internet age has produced a radical new style of human intelligence, worthy of both celebration and analysis. We learn more and retain the information longer, write and think with global audiences in mind, and gain an ESP-like awareness of the world around us. Modern technology is making us smarter and better connected and allowing us to think more deeply—both as individuals and as a society. Hosted by WPR's Steve Paulson.
Clive Thompson is a longtime contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired. Thompson is one of the most prominent technology writers, respected for doing deeply-reported, long-form magazine stories that get beyond headlines and harness the insights of science, literature, history and philosophy. He specializes in writing not merely on the inventors of technologies, but about how everyday people use these them—often quite unpredictably. In addition to the New York Times Magazine and Wired, he writes for Mother Jones and Smithsonian. He is one of the longest-running bloggers, having launched his science-and-tech blog Collision Detection since 2002. In his spare time he’s also a musician, performing in The Delorean Sisters and writing original music as part of the duo Cove.