Author Nicholas Carr writes about technology & culture. His latest book, “Utopia Is Creepy” , collects his best essays, blog posts, & other writings from the past dozen years for an alternative history of our tech-besotted time. His previous work, 2014’s “The Glass Cage: How Our Computers Are Changing Us”, examined the personal & social consequences of our ever growing dependency on computers, robots & apps. His 2010 book, “The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains” was a 2011 Pulitzer Prize finalist & New York Times bestseller. In 2015, he also received the Neil Postman Award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity from the Media Ecology Association. Since 2005, he has written the popular blog “Rough Type.”

Nicholas Carr is a former member of the Encyclopedia Britannica’s editorial board of advisors, was on the steering board of the World Economic Forum’s cloud computing project & a writer-in-residence at the University of California at Berkeley’s journalism school. Earlier in his career, he was executive editor of the Harvard Business Review. He holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College & an M.A., in English & American Literature & Language, from Harvard University.

Find more info on Nicholas Carr at and his recent article in the Wall Street Journal on how smartphones hijack our minds.

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The average cellphone user touches their phone 2,617 times a day.

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