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Uncanny valley : a memoir  Cover Image Book Book

Uncanny valley : a memoir

Wiener, Anna 1987- (author.).

Item details

  • ISBN: 0374278016
  • ISBN: 9780374278014
  • Physical Description: 279 pages ; 22 cm
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : MCD, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020.
  • Badges:
    • Top Holds Over Last 5 Years: 4 / 5.0

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Summary, etc.: "In her mid-twenties, at the height of tech industry idealism, Anna Wiener -- stuck, broke, and looking for meaning in her work, like any good millennial -- left a job in book publishing for the promise of the new digital economy. She moved from New York to San Francisco, where she landed at a big-data startup in the heart of the Silicon Valley bubble: a world of surreal extravagance, dubious success, and fresh-faced entrepreneurs hell-bent on domination, glory, and, of course, progress. Anna arrived amidst a massive cultural shift, as the tech industry rapidly transformed into a locus of wealth and power rivaling Wall Street. But amid the company ski vacations and in-office speakeasies, boyish camaraderie and ride-or-die corporate fealty, a new Silicon Valley began to emerge: one in far over its head, one that enriched itself at the expense of the idyllic future it claimed to be building. Part coming-age-story, part portrait of an already-bygone era, Anna Wiener's memoir is a rare first-person glimpse into high-flying, reckless startup culture at a time of unchecked ambition, unregulated surveillance, wild fortune, and accelerating political power. With wit, candor, and heart, Anna deftly charts the tech industry’s shift from self-appointed world savior to democracy-endangering liability, alongside a personal narrative of aspiration, ambivalence, and disillusionment. Unsparing and incisive, Uncanny Valley is a cautionary tale, and a revelatory interrogation of a world reckoning with consequences its unwitting designers are only beginning to understand."--
Subject: High technology industries California Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County)
High technology industries California Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County) Employees Biography
Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County, Calif.) Social conditions
Wiener, Anna 1987-
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Computer Industry
COMPUTERS / Social Aspects
Genre: Autobiographies.

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  • 15 / 24 copies available at PINES (Show)
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