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‘To Save Everything, Click Here’ by Evgeny Morozov

The Internet changes everything; we’ve heard it a million times, because it’s true. But can the Internet fix everything? Can the proper application of digital technology solve any and every social ill? You might think so if you heed the words of many a starry-eyed futurist.

But in a witty and profound new book, Evgeny Morozov warns that there’s a great deal of naivete and ignorance at the heart of this appealing conceit. He goes beyond the obvious criticism that no technology could ever attain perfection, to make a deeper point: Seeking perfection in human affairs is a lousy idea.

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