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More than a decade ago, the award-winning first edition of Interpersonal Divide, among the first major works to foresee the impact of technology on society, prophesied today’s media-saturated culture. The second edition is a warning to Millennials whose lives will be shared with machines. It prepares them for an automated age in which they will have to invent their own jobs to secure their future, requiring critical and creative thinking—first and foremost about the nature of technology—which changes everything it touches without changing much itself. Current and future generations will exist in a world without “why.” Algorithms that mediate our lives already correlate without causation in the name of corporate profit. This book is custom-made for the emerging generation that knows something ominous is amiss. Interpersonal Divide in the Age of the Machine provides the answer and prepares readers to overcome the challenges of artificial v. human intelligence.