In OVERconnected, Davidow meticulously — and counter-intuitively — anatomizes how overconnectivity can create systems with excessive amounts of positive feedback, making those systems extremely volatile, accident prone, and subject to contagion. Davidow explains how the Internet – and the overconnectivity it gave rise to — played a starring role in the collapse of the Icelandic economy, our loss of privacy, and the spectacular real estate and financial market crash of 2008.
OVERconnected identifies problems with our overconnected environment that few people understand. Through skillful use of history, Davidow puts current events in perspective. Drawing on lessons from the past, he offers a set of practical suggestions that will help to minimize future missteps.