Nicholas Carr writes about technology and culture. He is the author of the acclaimed new book “The Glass Cage: Automation and Us” (2014), which examines the personal and social consequences of our ever-growing dependency on computers. His previous work, “The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains” (2011), was a Pulitzer Prize finalist and a New York Times bestseller. A former columnist for the Guardian, Carr writes the popular blog Rough Type and has written for The Atlantic, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Wired, Nature, MIT Technology Review, and other periodicals. His essays, including “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” and “The Great Forgetting,” have been collected in several anthologies. Previously, Carr was executive editor of the Harvard Business Review, as well as a member of the Encyclopedia Britannica’s editorial board of advisors and the steering board of the World Economic Forum’s cloud computing project.