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Left to Their Own Devices

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Left to Their Own Devices by Julie M. Albright
Apr 16, 2019 | 368 Pages
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“Julie M. Albright’s masterful book explains how technology shapes behavior, disrupts social norms, and ultimately will rewire society itself. Albright’s notion of the Untethered Society provides a new framework for understanding the impact of the internet and social media upon the world and ourselves. At turns frightening and hopeful, but at every turn thoughtful, Left to Their Own Devices represents a major contribution.”

—Dan Lyons, writer on HBO’s Emmy Award–winning comedy Silicon Valley and bestselling author of Lab Rats: How Silicon Valley Made Work Miserable for the Rest of Us and Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble

“When it comes to hacking the American Dream, digital is prompting us to wonder, Whose dream is it anyway? In this captivating look at modern society, Dr. Albright explores how technology is reshaping our norms and values and the rise of the American Dream 2.0.” 

—Brian Solis, digital anthropologist, futurist, and bestselling author of Lifescale: How to Be Creative in an Era of Distraction

“If ever there was a wake-up call for humanity and technology, this is it. Albright has crafted a user’s manual for anyone with a digital heartbeat—and that’s you! Simply put, this is your brain, and this is your brain on digital. Answers to any questions can be found here.”

—John Nosta, Forbes contributor, advisor to the Google Health Advisory Board, and founder of NostaLab

“Our devices were supposed to set us free, but Albright makes a frighteningly persuasive case that they’re actually leaving us unmoored, cutting our connections to work, to the physical world, and to other humans. A warning for our time.”

—Glenn Reynolds, Beauchamp Brogan Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Tennessee, and author of An Army of Davids

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