My top five books read last year in no particular order. Please share your top books of the year.
Locke 14 by Georges Simenon
The lady in the lake by Raymond Chandler
The Zimmerman Telegram by Barbara W. Tuchman
The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot by Robert Macfarlane
Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino
The promise of technology was that it would deliver people form the tedium of manual work. Robots would do all the jobs that we do not or would not do and that people would be free to pursue ideas and dreams of a higher order.
So why today in 2013 are people in China and most of South East Asia making all of the goods that were meant to be made by robots?
Here are some articles / videos which go some way to explaining where the tech utopia went and how it is effecting us as people. – KP
“A series of films about how humans have been colonized by the machines they have built. Although we don’t realize it, the way we see everything in the world today is through the eyes of the computers. It claims that computers have failed to liberate us and instead have distorted and simplified our view of the world around us.”
Adam curtis documentary
Source : topdocumentaryfilms