Reviews

  • Almost without noticing it, the Internet has become our intellectual exoskeleton. Rather than just observing this evolution, Clive Thompson takes us to the people, places and technologies driving it, bringing deep reporting, storytelling and analysis to one of the most profound shifts in human history.

    Chris Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of Makers, Free, and The Long Tail

  • [An] optimistic, fast-paced tale about the advent of technology and its influence on humans.

    Publishers Weekly

  • Thompson’s Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better is something else altogether—a cabinet of wonders for fellow information enthusiasts; a book brimming with insight and excitement about what the Internet is already doing in our lives.

    Maria Bustillos, Hazlitt

  • A dimensional thinker with extraordinary sensitivity to the complexities of cultural phenomena… Smarter Than You Think is excellent and necessary in its entirety, covering everything from the promise of artificial intelligence to how technology is changing our ambient awareness.

    Maria Popova, Brain Pickings

  • Thompson’s thesis rests at the vital centre between the apocalyptic thinkers who believe Twitter is destroying civilization (Grant at his most mournful), and the Silicon Valley boosters who proclaim that the digital heavens are about to open (McLuhan at his giddiest).

    Jeet Heer, The Walrus