Debate Smarter Than You Think With the Future Tense Book Club

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Jan. 14 2014 5:15 PM

Debate Smarter Than You Think With the Future Tense Book Club

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Are you worried about what Google’s doing to your brain—or are you grateful for it? Or both?

Let’s talk about it.

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On Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 6 p.m. Eastern, the Future Tense Book Club will host an online discussion of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better, by Clive Thompson. (Read an excerpt of Smarter Than You Think on Slate.) Clive, who writes for Wired and the New York Times, will join us to answer your questions and share ideas with you. The discussion will take place on this page, so bookmark it.

Got a question for Clive already? Submit it in the form below, and check back at 6 Eastern for the live discussion.

Future Tense—which is a partnership of Slate, the New America Foundation, and Arizona State University—is dedicated to spurring conversation about the emerging technologies that change the way we live. The Future Tense Book Club, which launched in December 2013 with a discussion of Dave Eggers’ The Circle, reads sci-fi and nonfiction titles that tackle how technologies affect human relationships, the regulation questions inspired by things like geoengineering and synthetic biology, and the unexpected ways breakthroughs can ripple through society. Each month, we choose a book that inspires new ways of thinking about the technologies we take for granted—or that seem scary at first impression. Got an idea for what we should read next? Leave it in the comments.

Future Tense is a partnership of SlateNew America, and Arizona State University.

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