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Which Side of History?

How Technology Is Reshaping Democracy and Our Lives

James P. Steyer

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Chronicle Books
05 October 2020
Bound to spark a major national discussion, Which Side of History? offers a collection of over 30 bold essays on how technology is affecting our democracy, society, and our future. Prominent national voices such as Marc Benioff, Mike Bloomberg, Thomas Friedman, Kara Swisher, Aaron Sorkin, Khaled Hosseini, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Auletta, Ellen Pao, Chelsea Clinton, Tim Wu, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Jaron Lanier, Willow Bay, Sal Khan, Sherry Turkle, and many more will challenge opinion leaders and the broader public to take action to improve technology's effects on our lives. The essays will focus on the extraordinary impact of technology on our democracy, our privacy, kids and families, race and gender roles, climate change, and mental health. Some will explore the ethical behaviour of Big Tech, or the lack thereof. 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 readers to draw the line. Offering roadmaps for constructive change and thought-provoking perspectives, this timely book will help shape the conversations we have around technology in our society, and our future for years to come.
Edited by:   James P. Steyer
Imprint:   Chronicle Books
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 140mm, 
ISBN:   9781797205168
ISBN 10:   1797205161
Pages:   280
Publication Date:   05 October 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

James P. Steyer is the CEO and founder of Common Sense Media, the nation's leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a powerful voice for kids and families in the 21st century. Steyer is an expert on children's media and education in the United States and an award-winning consulting professor at Stanford University. Steyer is also the nationally acclaimed author of Talking Back to Facebook and The Other Parent.

Reviews for Which Side of History?: How Technology Is Reshaping Democracy and Our Lives

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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