In his bestselling books The Cult of the Amateur and The Internet is not the Answer, Andrew Keen exposed the cultural and social dangers posed by internet technology. What was once seen as a tool for connecting people and providing opportunities is now recognised as a force that is profoundly reshaping our world. In How to Fix the Future, Andrew Keen sets out a compelling manifesto for improving how we live in the digital age. Taking lessons from the world-changing events of the Industrial Revolution, he travels around the globe, from India to Estonia, Germany to Singapore, investigating the best and worst practices in regulation, innovation, social responsibility, consumer choice and education – and shows what we can do to preserve human values in an increasingly digital world.
How To Fix the Future
Andrew Keen combines his experiences in Silicon Valley with extensive interviews and analysis to identify the strategies we need in order to tackle the huge challenges of this digital century, and shows how we have dealt with radical technological change in the past, especially after the Industrial Revolution. Travelling around the world, from India to Estonia, Germany to Singapore, he investigates the best (and worst) practices in five key areas – regulation, innovation, social responsibility, consumer choice and education – and concludes by examining whether we are seeing the beginning of the end of the America-centric digital world.