Month: August 2019

I generally do not read novels and fictions. Two weeks ago I bought some classics for a change and this book is one of them. The story is set in future i.e. 1984 (the book was published in 1949) in a country where a totalitarian regime rules. When I was reading it I felt like the words used (or invented) in it are probably used in a lot of SciFi movies. I guess it happens when you are reading a good novel 70 years late 😉 I will try to keep it spoiler free as this book has some shocking moments. Also all the terms I mentioned in interesting themes section will not be explained here as I think this will kill the fun in case you decide to read this book.

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Let me begin by saying that this book does not slam internet. Rather it puts the responsibility on us. The author travels through the evolution of technology to store knowledge in major steps i.e. invention of writing in primitive times, discovery of paper, printing press evolution, arrival of digital medium and finally the Internet. The author compares the steps its impact on human brain in a very scientific approach citing experiments conducted by scientists in various times. The book begins with the author describing issues he developed with prolonged use of internet and builds on it.

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