Cyburbia: The Dangerous Idea That's Changing How We Live and Who We Are

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Once there was no text messaging. No email and no social network sites like Facebook, Bebo and MySpace. The way we live has apparently been transformed by new ways of communicating. But where did these trends start? And if they can change our behaviour, can they also change the way we think?

In Cyburbia James Harkin describes how the architecture of our digital lives was built over seventy years. In a brilliant narrative that encompasses the work of crackpots, inventors and visionaries, it shows how a concept that began with the need to shoot down German bombers has evolved to govern almost everything - from our lives online to modern films like Memento and 21 Grams, from TV shows and plays to military strategy. Gripping, revelatory and fiercely intelligent, this extraordinary book will change forever the way you think about everything you do.

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`A swift-moving history. A persuasive book, and a brave step in thinking about the mess we may have all got ourselves into'

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How our new world - of texting, social networking, instant messaging and email - was built and how it has changed the way we relate to everything in our lives

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