A Mindful Approach to Technology

Franklin Foer sheds light on the ways Big Tech impacts privacy, identity, attention span, and more.
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How Tech Steals Your Attention with Franklin Foer: Franklin Foer reveals how addiction to tech is not an accident, and explains how modern tech has been reverse engineered in order to steal your attention.

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  • World Without Mind

    In this eye-opening talk, Franklin takes a hard look at how technology is affecting our everyday lives. He encourages audiences to reframe how they engage with the world and offers tools to reclaim independence.

World Without Mind

World Without Mind

The Existential Threat of Big Tech

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2017
Named one of the best books of the year by The New York TimesLA Times • NPR

Franklin Foer reveals the existential threat posed by big tech, and in his brilliant polemic gives us the toolkit to fight their pervasive influence.

Elegantly tracing the intellectual history of computer science—from Descartes and the Enlightenment to Alan Turing to Stuart Brand and the hippie origins of today’s Silicon Valley—Foer exposes the dark underpinnings of our most idealistic dreams for technology. By reclaiming our private authority over how we intellectually engage with the world, we have the power to stem the tide.

Available as hardcover, eBook, and unabridged audiobook.

 368 pages; April 8, 2014

World Without Mind

World Without Mind is a searing take, a polemic packed with urgency and desperation that, for all its erudition and eloquence, is not afraid to roll up its sleeves and make things personal.”


World Without Mind is an important and urgent book that should be required reading for anyone who’s ever shopped on Amazon, swiped the screen on an Apple device, or scrolled through the Facebook newsfeed—in short, for all of us.”

—Adam Alter, New York Times-bestselling author of Irresistible and Drunk Tank Pink
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