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Nicholas Carr Guest Contributor

Nicholas Carr writes on technology and culture. His new book, The Glass Cage: Automation and Us, will be published in September.

  • The Limits of Social Engineering

    Tapping into big data, researchers and planners are building mathematical models of personal and civic behavior. But the models may hide rather than reveal the deepest sources of social ills.

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  • The Crisis in Higher Education

    Online versions of college courses are attracting hundreds of thousands of students, millions of dollars in funding, and accolades from university administrators. Is this a fad, or is higher education about to get the overhaul it needs?

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  • The Library of Utopia

    Google’s ambitious book-scanning program is foundering in the courts. Now a Harvard-led group is launching its own sweeping effort to put our literary heritage online. Will the Ivy League succeed where Silicon Valley failed?

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  • TR10: Real-Time Search

    Google’s Amit Singhal, one of this year’s TR10 innovators, is leading the search giant’s effort to master Real-Time Search. We asked him why Real-Time Search was important, and how Google sorted the wheat from the chaff.

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