Tech books: The 10 best reads of 2015

The Sceptical Optimist: Why Technology Isn't the Answer to Everything by Nicholas Agar

What do advances in technology mean to the human condition? Agar, a philosopher, takes a critical view of the largely optimistic reaction to new technology he observes. The Sceptical Optimist explores how technology impacts issues like social justice and the environment, concluding that it is in our best interest to be cautious before widely accepting and praising new technology without questioning it first.


By Hope Reese

Hope Reese is a writer based in Louisville, Kentucky, currently living in Budapest. Her work has appeared in the Atlantic, the Boston Globe, Vox, Vice and other publications.