Does Modern Technology Actually Make Our Lives More Efficient?

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Conventional wisdom is technology can make us more efficient. Dishwashers save us time in front of the sink and algorithms can help us quickly find a compatible mate and help employers weed out unqualified applicants. But our next guest isn’t so sure that the latest and greatest tech is making us more efficient. Edward Tenner is with the Smithsonian Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation and author of the book “The Efficiency Paradox: What Big Data Can’t Do.” Our co-host Mark Brodie recently spoke with him.

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