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A field manual to the technologies that are transforming our livesEverywhere we turn, a startling new device promises to transfigure our lives. But at what cost? In this urgent and revelatory excavation of our Information Age, leading technology thinker Adam Greenfield forces us to reconsider our relationship with the networked objects, services and spaces that define us. It is time to re-evaluate the Silicon Valley consensus determining the future. We already depend on the smartphone to navigate every aspect of our existence. We're told that innovations - from augmented-reality interfaces and virtual assistants to autonomous delivery drones and self-driving cars - will make life easier, more convenient and more productive. 3D printing promises unprecedented control over the form and distribution of matter, while the blockchain stands to revolutionize everything from the recording and exchange of value to the way we organize the mundane realities of the day to day.

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Adam Greenfield

ADAM GREENFIELD lives in London. Previously Senior Urban Fellow at LSE Cities, at various points in his career Adam has also been head of design direction for Nokia in Helsinki; an information architect in Tokyo; a rock critic for SPIN Magazine; a medic at the Berkeley Free Clinic; manager of a coffeehouse in West Philadelphia; and a PSYOP sergeant in the US Army's Special Operations Command.

You can sign up for Adam's weekly dispatches at tinyletter.com/speedbird

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