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Automation and Us

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If you always use GPS to navigate your destination, do you ever learn where you are? If spellcheck keeps you from making mistakes, do you eventually forget how to spell? Nicholas Carr says automation is a fine tool, but we have to be careful about what we concede to computers. Carr is speaking at the Utah Humanities Book Festival this week, and Tuesday, he joins Doug to explain how giving up our decision making means giving up something essential to being human.

On Friday, October 17, Nicholas Carr will speak as part of the Utah Humanities Council Book Festival. His talk will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Library Public Auditorium. [Details] Carr's book is called The Glass Cage: Automation and Us [Indiebound|Amazon]