Debunking the Myth of the Job-Stealing Immigrant – NYTimes.com

Debunking the Myth of the Job-Stealing Immigrant – NYTimes.com.

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You must read this graphic novel about a future without the Internet

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Two years ago, comic book writer Brian Vaughan and comic book artist Marcos Martin teamed up for a 10-volume series called The Private Eye, about a future in which society has abandoned the Internet due to “the Cloud” bursting. It’s the year 2076, sixty years after everyone’s secrets spilled out into the open, and no one wants to own a smartphone or commit anything to collective digital memory. The graphic novel’s hero is a journalist who has to solve a murder (while deprived of the power of Googling) and thwart an evil TV executive. (Without Internet, television is thriving of course.)

The protagonist's father can't cope with an iPhone-less life The protagonist’s father can’t cope with an iPhone-less life

Science fiction is one of the best places to grapple with the consequences of rapidly advancing technology and the ways it’s changing how information about us gets collected, mined and exploited. But sometimes technology moves so fast that it outpaces the fiction writers…

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