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Road to Nowhere by Paris Marx
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Jul 05, 2022 | ISBN 9781839765889

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“The last decade has been a trainwreck for Silicon Valley’s dreams of mobility. Paris Marx’s invaluable new book explains how and why big tech’s utopian transit projects crashed and burned, why these disasters will keep finding funding if they are not opposed, and what the alternative might look like. The path to a better, more equitable future of transit begins with the Road to Nowhere.”
—Brian Merchant, author of The One Device

“An astute and engaging critique of Silicon Valley’s visions for transportation, Marx highlights the problems of technology being driven by the needs of capital and crafts a compelling vision of a world where technology is instead used to deliver social good.”
—Wendy Liu, author of Abolish Silicon Valley

“A good storyteller and a ruthless critic, Marx shows us how corporate interests created our highly irrational modern-day mobility regime, and how Silicon Valley threatens to summon even stupider transportation futures. If you care about how your body moves through space, you should read this book.”
—Ben Tarnoff, author of Internet for the People

“A vivid and timely reminder of how mobility is political. This book is a persuasive account of the many problems with the tech industry, but also a compelling case for how we can change the physical environment in service of people and the planet.”
—Lizzie O’Shea, author of Future Histories

“Lively summary of the ways Big Tech has distracted us from the urgent task of making our cities work for everyone.”
—Jarrett Walker, author of Human Transit

“A vision I can get behind … Road to Nowhere’s effective dismantling of high-tech narratives is a valuable contribution to contemporary debates. “
—Agustin Ferrari Braun, New Media & Society

“Draws a compelling picture of the evolution of the Western vision of mobility.”
—Konrad Bleyer-Simon, Green European Journal

Road to Nowhere pulls the mind of the reader towards the myriad of possibilities that come into view if we think of our world without the car … a useful compendium not just of the follies of Silicon Valley in respect of transportation, but also the price we pay when these costs are socialised.”
—Lizzie O’Shea, Overland

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