Uncanny Valley is a timely and much needed exploration into the secretive world of Silicon Valley.
Mindf*ck – what a f*cking title.
Also, forewarning – your mind literally will be f*cked by the time you have finished reading.
Did you know that “[w]hen a woman is involved in a car crash, she is 47% more likely to be seriously injured than a man, and 71% more likely to be moderately injured, even when researchers control for factors such as height, weights, seat-belt usage, and crash intensity. She is also 17% more likely to die”.
I’ll repeat that, just to make sure it has sunk in – 17% more likely to die…
Some non-fiction books can be quite ‘tomb-ish’ so finding one at sub-150 pages is always a dream ..
I want to make this point early on, had Stephens-Davidowitz followed through on his plan to call the book ‘How Big Is My Penis? What Google Searches Teach Us About Human Nature’ I would have proudly purchased it in an airport book store.*