Pinpoint

Jun 1, 2017

Even if you didn’t use GPS to find your way around town today, there’s every chance it touched your life. The Global Positioning System is now integrated into almost every part of modern existence. It helps land planes, route cell phone calls, predict the weather, grow food, and regulate global finance. Our guest, Greg Milner, has written a book that traces the history of GPS. He also examines the frightening costs of our growing dependence on it. (Rebroadcast)

Greg Milner is a former editor at Spin, author of the book Perfecting Sound Forever and the co-author, with filmmaker Joe Berlinger, of Metallica: This Monster Lives. His writing has appeared in the New York TimesWiredRolling StoneNew York magazine, among other publications. His new book is called Pinpoint: How GPS is Changing Technology, Culture, and Our Minds [Amazon|Independent bookstores]