I really think the premise was good, and I still think it has real possibilities. in mathematics from Yale University and his areas of research include probability theory and artificial intelligence. From e-mail and the pros and cons of e-books to Farmville and the comparisons to the brain alterations by some parasitic organisms to some Skinnerian digital experiments, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in how the interconnectedness of the internet is changing our very lives, both for better and for worse, and what we can do about it by seeking news that is in opposition to our prejudices and by a careful analysis of everything we hear and read to ensure that it is not merely "copied" and parceled out to us as such. We are experiencing technical difficulties. It can alter the way you interact with the world and, as a result, it can change the world.”, Virtual Unreality: The New Era of Digital Deception, Contemporary Romance Rewrites 'Pride and Prejudice' with an Astrological Twist.
Virtual Unreality Charles Seife. Not sure how to rate this one... on the one hand, it's a pretty basic survey text of digital culture, covering a broad sweep of topics but only occasionally going into depth (3 stars). I did not realize just how interconnected we are (I am) when doing almost anything on the internet. This has become more a problem in the digital age, since now most everyone can easily transform and publish information. The cheap easy way distribute information (including false info) to track our every movement and mine data about us and make us willingly participate in activities that if enforced by a state would be considered totalitarian. . Then I noticed that I wasn't learning anything new, but I was getting a good history of some of the scams and ploys that are common. . Based on his own experience as a journalist and a professor, Charles Seife provides a readable account of having to live with the Internet run amok.
I looked forward to reading this book for several months.
This book lays out all those worries just below the surface every modern user has with social media and the internet.
in mathemat. Charles Seife spends almost no time with those obvious frauds, and deals instead with the subtle manipulations of "respectable" web sites such as Wikipedia and the Huffington Post. This has become more a problem in the digital age, since now most everyone can easily transform and publish information. Refresh and try again. good info - how to know if fact or fiction is being presented - smile. informed, nimble, endlessly quotable, and timely .
I knew that personal information could be obtained in many cases with a few clicks but how available such information is and widely and quickly it is disseminated was a surprise. June 26th 2014 The cheap easy way distribute information (including false info) to track our every movement and mine data about us and make us willingly participate in activities that if enforced by a state would be considered totalitarian.
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