[T]he way we think now is changing more rapidly than it has in a very long time. Not since the Industrial Revolution has a man-made creation—in this case, the World Wide Web—so greatly influenced the way our minds work and our human potential. Cowen argues brilliantly that we are breaking down cultural information into ever-smaller tidbits, ordering and reordering them in our minds (and our computers) to meet our own specific needs.
Create Your Own Economy explains why the coming world of Web 3.0 is good for us; why social networking sites such as Facebook are so necessary; what’s so great about “Tweeting” and texting; how education will get better; and why politics, literature, and philosophy will become richer.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
New Tyler Cowen book forthcoming
Tyler Cowen has written a new, non-academic book due out in July. Published by Penguin, it's titled, Create Your Own Economy: The Path to Prosperity in a Disordered World: