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Audio review of Breakpoint and interview with author Jeff Stibel.
Brain scientist and entrepreneur Stibel offers a provocative view of the future of the Internet…Lucid and authoritative.
A fascinating book with important ideas for a wide range of library patrons.
A great read—lots of fun, very engaging, full of new facts and smart insights.
Daniel Gilbert, bestselling author of Stumbling on Happiness and professor of psychology, Harvard University
An easy-to-read and in-depth analysis of how the internet compares to the human brain in calculation, communication, prediction capabilities, and pattern recognition. What makes this book so fascinating is the simple clarity Stibel brings to an extraordinarily complex and fast-changing subject. Breakpoint is original, exciting, and brilliantly informative.
Bill Draper, founder of Sutter Hill Venture and author of The Startup Game
Brain scientist Jeff Stibel uses a wide ranging set of fascinating examples to answer why the web will implode and search will be obsolete drawing on parallels of the architecture of our brains.
Gorden Bell, author of Total Recall and a recipient of the Presidential National Medal of Technology
Breakpoint is an engaging comparison of the rise and fall of nature’s networks and the lessons we all need to be learning from them as we become increasingly dependent on the internet.
Jon Stewart, BBC
Stibel’s keen insight into biological networks, including our brain’s neural networks, provides the perfect analog for the emerging technological networks. Breakpoints have long been the difference between success and extinction in biology, and Stibel has proved that the same is true in the digital world. Breakpoint is an engaging book and a must read.
Ashish Soni, Director of Digital Innovation, University of Southern California
I don’t know any other way to describe this book other than brilliant, thought-provoking, and utterly mindblowing! A truly original journey into the intersecting worlds of the internet, the brain, human society, and artificial intelligence. Bravo!
Mark Waldman, Author of Words Can Change Your Brain, Faculty, College of Business, Loyola Marymount University