Automation and Us

Dec 22, 2014

If you always use GPS to navigate your destination, do you ever learn where you are? If spell-check 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. Monday, he joins Doug to explain how giving up our decision making means giving up something essential to being human. (Rebroadcast)

Nicholas Carr's book is called The Glass Cage: Automation and Us [Indiebound|Amazon]