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U.S. Oil Production Is Projected To Surge | New York Times

December 16, 2013

“The E.I.A. report confirms that the United States really is experiencing an energy revolution,” said Daniel Yergin, the energy historian and author of “The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World.” The federal agency also ...

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Why Telecommuting May Destroy Your Work/Life Balance.

  • By
  • Evgeny Morozov,
  • New America Foundation
September 26, 2013 |

Tearing Down the 'Electronic Cottage'

  • By
  • Evgeny Morozov,
  • New America Foundation
January 2, 2013 |

The early case for telecommuting—made most prominently by Alvin Toffler in his best-selling The Third Wave in 1980—had a strong romantic flavor to it. For futurists like Toffler, the home office would be an "electronic cottage” that might “glue the family together again,” provide “greater community stability,” and even trigger a “renaissance among voluntary organizations.” Forget about bowling alone: In Toffler's future, we'd all be telecommuting together! (Toffler, it must be said, was only popularizing ideas that had been aired many decades earlier.

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Stay Out of My Kitchen, Robots

  • By
  • Evgeny Morozov,
  • New America Foundation
August 27, 2012 |

"Don't you have a machine that puts food into the mouth and pushes it down?" the Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev sarcastically asked Richard Nixon in the now infamous Kitchen Debate of 1959. That memorable exchange took place at the opening of the American National Exhibition in Moscow, where Nixon, then vice president, went to promote the latest innovations of the decadent West.

Finding Our Way in the Modern World

  • By
  • Evgeny Morozov,
  • New America Foundation
August 27, 2012 |

Long before bossy GPS technology invaded our cars, chiding us for wrong turns with a patronizing "Recalculating . . . ," cultural critics were already complaining about the debilitating effect of navigation technologies—even the paper-based and analogue variety. Some, like the Marxist philosopher Herbert Marcuse, saw road maps as the embodiment of the anti-humane and unthinking rationality of the modern condition. "A man who travels by automobile to a distant place chooses his route from the highway maps. . . . Others have done the thinking for him," he complained in 1941.

Syria's Online Battlefield: Who Is Winning The War 2.0? | Worldcrunch

August 16, 2012

“Internet will be a tyrant' best friend,” predicted several years ago Evgeny Morozov, a Belarusian researcher specialized in the political and social implications of new technologies. During the uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East, which were often ...

Ideas. Big, Glib, Unsupported Ideas. | Christian Science Monitor

August 3, 2012

Evgeny Morozov, scourge of techno-utopianism and flabby writing, has produced a great read on the cult of "ideas" that is TED, the conference and publishing empire.

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The Naked and the TED

  • By
  • Evgeny Morozov,
  • New America Foundation
August 2, 2012 |

Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization
By Parag Khanna and Ayesha Khanna
(TED Books, $2.99)

The Demise of Guys: Why Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It
By Philip Zimbardo and Nikita Duncan
(TED Books, $2.99)

Smile: The Astonishing Powers of a Simple Act
By Ron Gutman
(TED Books, $2.99)

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Evgeny Morozov Curbs Web Enthusiasm | Los Angeles Times

June 20, 2012

Evgeny Morozov, in warning of 'iPod liberalism' at a TED conference and taking on tech giants in the New Republic and elsewhere, is a leading cyberskeptic.

The Sidebar: In the Trenches of Modern Warfare

June 15, 2012
Peter Bergen discusses the Obama Administration's covert drone war in Yemen, White House information leaks, and the president's kill list. Evgeny Morozov explores the peaceful side of cyber warfare and the American cyber attacks on Iran. Elizabeth Weingarten Hosts.
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