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Author Norretranders, Tor.

Title The user illusion : cutting consciousness down to size / Tor Norretranders ; translated by Jonathan Sydenham.

Imprint New York : Viking, c1998.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  153 N79u 1998    ---  Available
Description xii, 467 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Note "Real communication consists of the vast amount of information that's left out--what the author calls exformation--not the minuscule percentage that's left in. The User Illusion makes the case that humans are designed for a much richer existence than processing a dribble of data from a computer screen, which actually constitutes a form of sensory deprivation. In fact, there is far too little information in the so-called Information Age. Drawing on wildly disparate areas of scientific research, Tor Nrretranders makes a compelling case for putting consciousness in perspective and embracing all that the world has to offer."--Publisher description.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 445-456) and index.
Summary The author asserts that "what our consciousness rejects constitutes the most valuable part of ourselves," and that "we have to get outside and live life fully with all our senses to experience it more fully."--Jacket.
Subject Consciousness.
Human information processing.
ISBN 0670875791 (alk. paper)
9780670875795 (alk. paper)

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