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Uncanny Valley : : a Memoir

Wiener, Anna, 1987- Book - 2020 921 Wiener, Anna, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Biography / General / Wiener, Anna None on shelf 39 requests on 17 copies Community Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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"In her mid-twenties, at the height of tech industry idealism, Anna Wiener -- stuck, broke, and looking for meaning in her work, like any good millennial -- left a job in book publishing for the promise of the new digital economy. She moved from New York to San Francisco, where she landed at a big-data startup in the heart of the Silicon Valley bubble: a world of surreal extravagance, dubious success, and fresh-faced entrepreneurs hell-bent on domination, glory, and, of course, progress. Anna arrived amidst a massive cultural shift, as the tech industry rapidly transformed into a locus of wealth and power rivaling Wall Street. But amid the company ski vacations and in-office speakeasies, boyish camaraderie and ride-or-die corporate fealty, a new Silicon Valley began to emerge: one in far over its head, one that enriched itself at the expense of the idyllic future it claimed to be building. Part coming-age-story, part portrait of an already-bygone era, Anna Wiener's memoir is a rare first-person glimpse into high-flying, reckless startup culture at a time of unchecked ambition, unregulated surveillance, wild fortune, and accelerating political power. With wit, candor, and heart, Anna deftly charts the tech industry’s shift from self-appointed world savior to democracy-endangering liability, alongside a personal narrative of aspiration, ambivalence, and disillusionment. Unsparing and incisive, Uncanny Valley is a cautionary tale, and a revelatory interrogation of a world reckoning with consequences its unwitting designers are only beginning to understand."-- Provided by publisher.

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PUBLISHED
New York : MCD, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020.
Year Published: 2020
Description: 279 pages ; 22 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780374278014
0374278016

SUBJECTS
Wiener, Anna, -- 1987-
High technology industries -- Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County)
High technology industries -- Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County) -- Employees -- Biography.
Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County, Calif.) -- Social conditions.