"Thought-provoking . . . Spar’s explanations of how specific technologies developed are lucid and insightful. Readers will take comfort in this clear-eyed assessment of humanity’s ability to adapt to technological change."
"This dazzling and fast-paced guide to a new world in the making will make you recoil at times. Yet by unsentimentally historicizing the most intimate aspects of our lives, Spar’s big-picture book opens up new vistas for understanding the most consequential changes of our times."
—Author, Empire of Cotton
"This is a book that will make you examine why you are the way you are."
—Gordon McKay Professor, Harvard University
“A fascinating read. Spar will push you to examine your own experience with tech, and you will wonder where its influence ends and the real you begins.”
—Former Editor-in-Chief, Cosmopolitan
"A beautifully poetic examination of how the technologies we feel we are shaping are actually shaping us. Essential reading for anyone exploring what it means to be human at this time of revolutionary change."
—Author, Hacking Darwin
"A sweeping, fascinating journey that tells us what we need to know now to be prepared for the next inevitable wave of change."