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Gautam

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  • When Gadgets Betray Us: The Dark Side of Our Infatuation With New Technologies

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Robert Vamosi
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (7)

    Technology is evolving faster than we are. As our BlackBerry devices, tablets, and digital capabilities become more and more complex we understand less and less about how they work. we no longer read the instruction manual before powering on, and we demand intuitive interfaces that get us up and running right away. But how many of us actually stop to think about potential threats to our privacy?Our passports broadcast our personal information and could allow terrorists to target us by nationality.

    Gautam says: "Interesting to tin-foil hat paranoid in a blink."
    "Interesting to tin-foil hat paranoid in a blink."
    Overall

    I really wanted to like this book, I really did...

    The premise is good, but the author goes from providing reasonable conclusions in the first few chapters to wild flights of fancy and paranoia as the book goes on. At times, he seems to format chapters solely to ridicule or make derisive comments about a particular individual's conclusions or opinions; I did not expect balance from this book but a little bit of reasoned analysis would be nice.

    The text is peppered with all matter of acronyms (many of which are incorrectly defined ) in an attempt to sound informed or perhaps build credibility with the reader. This may be okay in print, but it makes listening to the book incredibly tedious.

    I'm sure the author meant well but this concept was badly executed....give it a pass...


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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