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Brain Gain: Technology and the Quest for Digital Wisdom

BRAIN GAIN: Technology and the Quest for Digital Wisdom is Marc’s fifth book, published in 2012 by Palgrave Macmillan. Its aim to share some of Marc’s ideas on technology with a broader audience than just educators. In it Marc defines the concept of “Digital Wisdom” as “the wise combination of what human brains do well with what technology does better.”

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Introduction: Mind Evolution in Our Time
Chapter 1: The Human Mind: Improved, Extended, Enhanced, Amplified and (Liberated by) Technology
Chapter 2: The Quest for Digital Wisdom: The Emerging Homo Sapiens Digital
Chapter 3: 50 Candidates for Digital Wisdom: Are We Wiser if . . . ?
Chapter 4: Less Desirable Paths : Digital Cleverness and Digital Stupidity
Chapter 5: Trade-Offs: Cultivating Brain Gain and Digital Wisdom
Chapter 6: Teaching Digital Wisdom: How Do We Lead Our Kids to Develop It?
Chapter 7: Are There Real Dangers? What Should We Be Wary Of?
Chapter 8: After Digital Wisdom: The Singularity and the Eternally Evolving Human