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The Resource Think for yourself : restoring common sense in an age of experts & artificial intelligence, Vikram Mansharamani

Think for yourself : restoring common sense in an age of experts & artificial intelligence, Vikram Mansharamani

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Think for yourself : restoring common sense in an age of experts & artificial intelligence
Title
Think for yourself
Title remainder
restoring common sense in an age of experts & artificial intelligence
Statement of responsibility
Vikram Mansharamani
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"We've outsourced too much of our thinking. How do we get it back? At the height of the 2014 Ebola epidemic, a man who had recently returned from West Africa with a fever and severe abdominal pain entered a hospital in Dallas--and was sent home. Even after healthcare workers learned their patient had come from Liberia, ground zero of the Ebola hot zone, not one of those treating him considered the deadly virus as a possible cause of his condition. Shortly after the man died, one of the nurses who had treated him sought clearance from the Centers for Disease Control to board a commercial flight. She reported a fever of 99.5 degrees, but because the protocol restricted travel at 100.4 degrees or higher, she was cleared. She was later confirmed to be infected with Ebola. A public health disaster akin to the one depicted in the movie Contagion was averted, but only by sheer luck. How could this happen? As Harvard lecturer and global trend watcher Vikram Mansharamani shows in this eye-opening and perspective-shifting book, our complex, data-flooded world has made us ever more reliant on experts, protocols, and technology. We've stopped thinking for ourselves. (Have you ever followed your GPS device to a deserted parking lot?) With stark and compelling examples drawn from business, sports, and everyday life, the author illustrates how in a very real sense we have outsourced too much of our thinking, relinquishing our autonomy. Of course, experts, protocols, and computer-based systems are essential to helping us make informed decisions. What we need is a new approach for integrating these information sources more effectively, harnessing the value they provide without undermining our own autonomy. The author provides principles and techniques for doing just that, empowering readers with a more critical and nuanced approach to making decisions. Think for Yourself is an indispensable guide for those looking to restore self-reliant thinking in a data-driven and technology-dependent yet overwhelmingly uncertain world"--
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Mansharamani, Vikram
Dewey number
153.4
Index
index present
LC call number
B105.C457
LC item number
M367 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Common sense
  • Critical thinking
  • Self-reliance
  • Computers and civilization
  • Artificial intelligence
Target audience
adult
Label
Think for yourself : restoring common sense in an age of experts & artificial intelligence, Vikram Mansharamani
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Publication
Copyright
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Includes index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Finding my mind -- Introduction: Autonomy lost -- Part 1: Data, choice, & FOMO -- Outsourced thinking -- Part 2: The promise and perils of focus -- Unintended blowback -- Learned dependence and blind obedience -- Part 3: Mindfully manage focus -- Be mission-oriented -- Think for yourself -- Triangulate perspectives -- Keep experts on tap, not on top -- Part 4: Navigating uncertainty -- Self-reliance in the 21st century -- Conclusion: Restoring common sense
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 289 pages
Isbn
9781633699212
Lccn
2019057414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
125697872
Label
Think for yourself : restoring common sense in an age of experts & artificial intelligence, Vikram Mansharamani
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Finding my mind -- Introduction: Autonomy lost -- Part 1: Data, choice, & FOMO -- Outsourced thinking -- Part 2: The promise and perils of focus -- Unintended blowback -- Learned dependence and blind obedience -- Part 3: Mindfully manage focus -- Be mission-oriented -- Think for yourself -- Triangulate perspectives -- Keep experts on tap, not on top -- Part 4: Navigating uncertainty -- Self-reliance in the 21st century -- Conclusion: Restoring common sense
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 289 pages
Isbn
9781633699212
Lccn
2019057414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
125697872

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