I recently read Franklin Foer’s book, World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech. It’s an interesting book: informative, thought-provoking, and very well-written. This is not just a book about the tech industry; it’s an apologetic in defense of the writing profession. That may sound boring, but it’s really not. There are tensions, forces in conflict, the resolution of which will define the meaning of culture (in some significant respects) for a very long time. Mr. Foer presents a well-reasoned argument that should be thoughtfully considered. He has important things to say.