Planet of the Apps
Smartphones control our everyday lives. If you cannot find it in an app, it does not exist. In return you get access to an infinite universe of knowledge, communication, services, and distractions.
In just a few years the smartphone has made the world smaller and bigger, closer, and more distant, more fun, and boring. Life has become freer and controlled, social and antisocial, while we are both smarter and dumber. It is an unparalleled global, digital revolution.
With commitment and curiosity Thomas Hylland Eriksen takes us on a journey of discovery in the world of smartphones. If we are not to become enslaved by the smartphones it is necessary to understand it, in order to take back control of our life and our time.