A DEADLY WANDERING by Matt Richtel

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A DEADLY WANDERING by Matt RichtelA Deadly Wandering by Matt Richtel
Published by HarperCollins, William Morrow & Company on June 2nd 2015 (first published Sept 23rd 2014)
Pages: 416
Genres: Cognitive Science, Philosophy & Social Aspects, Science, Social Aspects, Technology & Engineering
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From Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Matt Richtel, a brilliant, narrative-driven exploration of technology’s vast influence on the human mind and society, dramatically-told through the lens of a tragic “texting-while-driving” car crash that claimed the lives of two rocket scientists in 2006.

In this ambitious, compelling, and beautifully written book, Matt Richtel, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times, examines the impact of technology on our lives through the story of Utah college student Reggie Shaw, who killed two scientists while texting and driving. Richtel follows Reggie through the tragedy, the police investigation, his prosecution, and ultimately, his redemption.

In the wake of his experience, Reggie has become a leading advocate against “distracted driving.” Richtel interweaves Reggie’s story with cutting-edge scientific findings regarding human attention and the impact of technology on our brains, proposing solid, practical, and actionable solutions to help manage this crisis individually and as a society.

A propulsive read filled with fascinating, accessible detail, riveting narrative tension, and emotional depth, A Deadly Wandering explores one of the biggest questions of our time—what is all of our technology doing to us?—and provides unsettling and important answers and information we all need.

A Deadly Wandering asked some tough questions. It brought up things I am not entirely comfortable with admitting. Most of all, it told a heartbreaking tale of consequences of distraction. As we follow the investigation of a car accident that left two rocket scientists dead, one thing is for sure, this case changes […]