Town Hall Seattle presents Nicholas Carr for the talk, Human Consequences of Technology.
Technology advances have created new world, but with that world comes a new set of problems — planes have crashed because of autopilot error and GPS technology might be making our brains dysfunctional. According to journalist Nicholas Carr, misuse and overreliance on these devices has had an overwhelmingly negative effect on the human experience. Based on psychological and neurological studies, The Glass Cage: Automation and Us explains what technology is “stealing” from us. Carr will explore these negative effects, and why they’re creating a more disengaged, disconnected citizenry. He’ll also offer advice on how to utilize these automations, without compromising “our lives and the world we find ourselves in.” Carr is the author of three other books, including The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains.