How technology is robbing us of our old abilities
The Glass Cage. Where Automation Is Taking Us. By Nicholas Carr Bodley Head, €16.35. Reviewed by Brendan Daly.
On May 31, 2009, an Air France Airbus A330 departed from Rio de Janeiro, bound for Paris. Three hours into the flight, the jet encountered a storm. When the airspeed sensors became encrusted in ice, the autopilot disconnected. In panic, the co-pilot started to pull on the control stick.
The jet climbed abruptly, losing velocity. When the air-speed sensors began working again, they indicated that the jet was going too slow.
Yet the co-pilot persisted in pulling...
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