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Which Side of History?

By: James P. Steyer
Narrated by: Cheri Vandenheuvel,Kyle Chappel,full cast
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Summary

"A valuable primer on this moment where humans are deciding how much power over their lives they give to monopolies and algorithms." (Dave Eggers, best-selling author of The Circle)

Which Side of History? offers a collection of bold essays on how technology is affecting democracy, society, and our future.

Featuring prominent national voices such as Sacha Baron Cohen, Marc Benioff, Ellen Pao, Ken Auletta, Chelsea Clinton, Tim Wu, Khaled Hosseini, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Jaron Lanier, Willow Bay, Sal Khan, Sherry Turkle, Shoshana Zuboff, Vivek Murthy, Geoffrey Canada, and many more.

The essays focus on the extraordinary impact of technology on our privacy, kids and families, race and gender roles, democracy, climate change, and mental health.

This groundbreaking audiobook challenges opinion leaders and the broader public to take action to improve technology's effects on our lives.

With the rise of cyberbullying and hate speech online, issues around climate change and technology, and the "move fast and break things" mentality of tech culture, Which Side of History? will urge listeners to draw the line. This book will help shape the conversations we have around technology in our society and our future for years to come.

A smart gift for anyone who approaches tech and the future with a healthy skepticism

Edited by James P. Steyer, the CEO and founder of Common Sense Media. 

Add it to the shelf with books like Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr, and The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power by Shoshana Zuboff.

©2020 James P. Steyer (P)2020 Chronicle Prism

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"An insightful, thought-provoking look at the technological progress in our world and daily lives. Jim Steyer's Which Side of History? is an exceptional resource for business and civic leaders, creators, academics, parents, and teenagers alike." -ROBERT A. IGER, Executive Chairman, The Walt Disney Company 

"A valuable primer on this moment where humans are deciding how much power over their lives they give to monopolies and algorithms." -DAVE EGGERS, bestselling author of The Circle 

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Carefully curated collection of the thoughts of highly knowledgeable leaders includes lots of possible solutions for a key challenge of our time. Next we need to take action.