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  • How to Create a More Human World
  • Written by: David Sax
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The beloved author of The Revenge of Analog lays out a case for a human future—not the false technological utopia we've been living.

For years, consumers have been promised a simple, carefree digital future. We could live, work, learn, and play from the comforts of our homes, and have whatever we desire brought to our door with the flick of a finger. Instant communication would bring us together. Technological convenience would give us more time to focus on what really mattered.

When the pandemic hit, that future transformed into the present, almost overnight. And the reviews aren't great. It turns out that leaving the house is underrated, instant communication spreads anger better than joy, and convenience takes away time rather than giving it to us. Oops.

But as David Sax argues in this insightful book, we've also had our eyes opened. There is nothing about the future that has to be digital, and embracing the reality of human experience doesn't mean resisting change. In chapters exploring work, school, leisure, and more, Sax asks perceptive and pointed questions: what happens to struggling students when they're not in a classroom? If our software is built for productivity, who tends to the social and cultural aspects of our jobs? Can you have religion without community?

For many people, the best parts of quarantine have been the least digital ones: baking bread, playing board games, going hiking. We used our hands and hugged our children and breathed fresh air. This book suggests that if we want a healthy future, we need to choose not convenience but community, not technology but humanity.

©2022 David Sax (P)2022 PublicAffairs

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  • Josh Liston
  • 18-11-22

Sleeper Candidate for non-Fiction Book of 2022

I loved "The Revenge of Analog", but "The Future Is Analog" is on another level. The stories are more personal, the points made, more timeless. But more so than anything, I deeply enjoyed David's performance in this new book. He sounds more confident than ever, and conveys his emotion perfectly. Often an author-read audiobook can be make or break - in this case, it's definitely a Big Make (like Fred VanVleet in the 2019 Finals).

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  • Raymond Bing
  • 26-11-22

The future is now.

Nothing can prepare you for the future like this book. The current relationship is defined between digital and analog here. Sax AGAIN delivers a book worth enjoying for your own self education and understanding. I can't wait for his next one.

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  • Brown Paper Sound System
  • 02-12-22

A guy who exclusively works remotely and enjoys it while advocating for the opposite.

The tonal whiplash and hypocrisy is staggering. It’s almost like he was paid to write the first chapter by some tech CEO trying to get his people back into the office. If workers really hated WFH that much, the movement to keep it wouldn’t be as strong. This felt so much like shilling to a corporate master I’m less interested in the rest of the book.