Reviews

  • [A] judicious and insightful book on human and machine intelligence.

    Walter Isaacson, The New York Times

  • A “lucid and distinctly hopeful study of the ways in which modern tools are changing how we read, think, write, and act.”

    The New Yorker

  • A well-researched case … Thompson makes complex concepts easily digestible, but his book is engaging because he focuses on real people and the extraordinary ways that technology is improving their lives.

    Aaron Morales, Entertainment Weekly

  • Entertaining and well-researched celebration of modern communication.

    Oprah magazine

  • It’s straw men everywhere in this debate. Mercifully, Thompson always works from data, not straw.

    New York magazine

  • There’s good news in this dazzling book: Technology is not the enemy.  Smarter Than You Think reports on how the digital world has helped individuals harness a powerful, collaborative intelligence—becoming better problem-solvers and more creative human beings.

    Jane McGonigal, PhD, Author of Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World

  • We should be grateful to have such a clear-eyed and lucid interpreter of our changing technological culture as Clive Thompson. Smarter Than You Think is an important, insightful book about who we are, and who we are becoming.

    Joshua Foer, New York Times bestselling author of Moonwalking with Einstein

  • Thompson declares a winner in the cognitive fight between human and computers: both together. Smarter Than You Think is an eye-opening exploration of the ways computers think better with humans attached, and vice-versa.

    Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody and Cognitive Surplus

  • Amazing, Talmudic survey of technology. Gives hope to those who of us who fear the Intertube.

    Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story

  • Smarter Than You Think is a superb book …  required reading for anyone interested in, working in, or enjoying the culture of the Internet—as well as for those who believe that the Internet is a waste of time for conducting business.