Wednesday, November 5

Showtime: 7:00 PM

Chautauqua Community House

$12.00 ($9.00 Member)

Back by popular demand, Nicholas Carr presents his newly released book “The Glass Cage” (September 2014).

The book explores the impact of automation from a deeply human perspective, examining the personal as well as the economic consequences of our growing dependence on computers. Carr digs behind the headlines about factory robots and self-driving cars, wearable computers and digitized medicine, as he explores the hidden costs of granting software dominion over our work and our leisure. Even as they bring ease to our lives, these programs are stealing something essential from us.

From nineteenth-century textile mills to the cockpits of modern jets, from the frozen hunting grounds of Inuit tribes to the sterile landscapes of GPS maps, Carr takes us on a journey from the work and early theory of Adam Smith and Alfred North Whitehead to the latest research into human attention, memory, and happiness, culminating in a moving meditation on how we can use technology to expand the human experience. .