Larry Kilham and the Book Blog Tour for his book “The Digital Rabbit Hole”
I am honoured to have been given the opportunity to read Larry’s book and share my review., and to be part of his book blog tour.
As I read Larry Kilham’s book “The Digital Rabbit Hole”, I was struck with just how pervasive the digital world has become. If we let it, it will suck us all down its digital rabbit hole.
Kilham’s book is organized in three parts:
Part 1: The New World of the Knowosphere
Part 2: What we Learn and How to Think in the Age of Google
Part 3: Escape from the Rabbit Hole
Each part builds on the other, giving us detailed information about this new world, both its benefits as well as its very negative aspects. We are becoming one world electronically, but there is less respect for experienced-based knowledge. Too often people believe what is on the web, without questioning or investigating what they are seeing.
The rapid rise of the use of smartphones has led to addicts who can’t seem to disconnect. Who hasn’t seen people who cannot be separated from their smartphones?
“Children and adults must develop the habits of exploration, creativity and life-long learning. In addition, they must develop a sense of truth as an intellectual discipline, and never lose sight of pursuing it.” (pg. 100)
Kilham stresses the need to step back, to “recapture our minds”, to see the internet as a tool, a resource – not the “all-knowing expert.”
Reading Larry Kilham’s book was definitely an eye-opener. I personally do not use a smartphone, but I have a pc and tablet and am (slightly) addicted to Twitter. This book really does explain the Trump phenomenon and the rise of “fake news” – how so many could have been drawn into his brand of politics, how he got elected. One quote said it all:
“A major problem … in an active democracy is whether people lose interest in the truth or even how to find it. If information satisfies their mind by confirming what they generally think about issues, or just makes them feel good, why take the time and effort to see if there is deception, misinformation or misunderstanding involved.” (pg. 96/97)
I would highly recommend Larry Kilham’s book. The more knowledge we have of what it means to live in this Knowosphere and how we can overcome its negative aspects, the better prepared we will be to move forward in the future. And, Larry Kilham gives us this knowledge and tools to succeed.
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Larry Kilham’s The Digital Rabbit Hole
Will digital media sweep us into a new era of prosperity? What new advances in entertainment, culture, education, and knowledge can we expect? Will we get stuck in Cyberland only to be saved by digital detox?
The Digital Rabbit Hole reveals that we are becoming captive in the digital universe. The portals are smartphones and the world is the Internet. We immerse ourselves in social media; we learn through packaged feel-good information; and we will leave the hard work to robots and AI. The book details digital media and discusses smartphone addiction problems. It proposes solutions to stimulate creativity and education and to recapture our humanity.
Paperback: 144 Pages
Genre: Social Science/Non Fiction
Publisher: FutureBooks.info; 1 edition (January 1, 2016)
The Digital Rabbit Hole is available in print on Amazon.
About the Author:
Larry Kilham has traveled extensively overseas for over twenty years. He worked in several large international companies and started and sold two high-tech ventures. He received a B.S. in engineering from the University of Colorado and an M.S. in management from MIT. Larry has written books about creativity and invention, artificial intelligence and digital media, travel overseas, and three novels with an AI theme. Currently, he is writing a novel about free will.
Larry can be found online at:
———-Blog Tour Dates (Be sure to check the other blog stops – and chances to enter the giveaway)
Monday July 10th (today) @ WOW! Women on Writing
Interview & Giveaway
Tuesday July 11th @ CMash Reads
Cheryl Masciarelli reads and reviews Larry Kilham’s “The Digital Rabbit Hole”. Don’t miss her insightful review and this opportunity to learn more about Kilham and his many published works.
Wednesday July 12th @ Bring on Lemons with Cathy Hansen
Educator, Business Owner, and Mother Cathy Hansen reads and reviews “The Digital Rabbit Hole” by Larry Kilham. Read her thoughts today!
Thursday July 13th @ Linda Appleman Shapiro
Author and Psychologist Linda Appleman Shapiro shares her thoughts and insight after reading and reviewing “The Digital Rabbit Hole” by Larry Kilham.
Friday July 14th @ Bring on Lemons with Crystal Otto
Avid reader and reviewer (and social media lover) Crystal J. Casavant-Otto reads and reviews Larry Kilham’s “The Digital Rabbit Hole” and shares her thoughts about how social media has changed our lives.
Monday July 17th @ Beverley Baird
Writer, Reader, and Book Enthusiast Beverley A Baird reviews Larry Kilham’s “The Digital Rabbit Hole” and shares her experiences with her readers.
Tuesday July 18th @ Bring on Lemons with Troy Pflum
Midwestern father and avid reader Troy Pflum reads and reviews Larry Kilham’s “The Digital Rabbit Hole” and shares his ideas and afterthoughts with readers at Bring on Lemons.
Wednesday July 19th @ Constant Story
Fellow author David Berner reads and reviews Larry Kilham’s “The Digital Rabbit Hole”.
Thursday July 20th @ Book Santa Fe
Reader and book enthusiast Tange Dudt reviews Larry Kilham’s “The Digital Rabbit Hole” and shares her thoughts with readers at Book Santa Fe.
Friday July 21st @ Eric Trant
Fellow author Eric Trant shares his thoughts after reading and reviewing “The Digital Rabbit Hole” by Larry Kilham.
Sunday July 23rd @ Hott Books
Today’s author spotlight at Hott Books is none other than Larry Kilham. Find out more about this accomplished author and “The Digital Rabbit Hole”
Monday July 24th @ Lisa Haselton Reviews and Interviews
Lisa Haselton interviews Larry Kilham about “The Digital Rabbit Hole”
Tuesday July 25th Bring on Lemons with Tess Fallier
Tess Fallier is today’s guest blogger with a review and insight into Larry Kilham’s “The Digital Rabbit Hole”. Don’t miss this blog stop!