Humane Technology reading lists




Thank you! I’ll read that book soon.

Thanks @aschrijver for that recommendation. I’m definitely going to check that out.

Recently I read a terrific book called Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O’Neill. It’s about the dark side of algorithms and the inequalities they generate on society. Great read.


“your data — the abstract portrait of who you are, and, more importantly, of who you are compared to other people — is your real vulnerability”

“Infinite scroll at the very minimum wastes 200,000 human lifetimes per day.” — Aza Raskin (co-founder of the Center for Humane Technology and inventor of the infinite scroll)


Books on Attention Snatchers & Focus


I first came to know about continous partial attention from the book Find Your Focus Zone: An Effective New Plan to Defeat Distraction and Overload by Lucy Jo Palladino. I hope this book and her other book Parenting in the Age of Attention Snatchers: A Step-by-Step Guide to Balancing Your Child’s Use of Technology along with Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport will be of interest to this community and one or more of them could make it to the reading list. It will also be good if the reading list is categorized into relevant categories as new book suggestions come along.

Thanks :slight_smile:



Though not specifically about technology, the book No Logo by Naomi Klein delves into marketing and media influence in a way that is applicable today, as well as helps you understand why data mining is so lucrative for marketing firms.