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Author Wang, Xiaowei, 1986- author.

Title Blockchain chicken farm : and other stories of tech in China's countryside / Xiaowei Wang.

Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020.


Location Call No. Status
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  609.51 WANG    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 248 pages ; 20 cm.
Series FSG Originals x Logic
FSG Originals x Logic.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [241]-246).
Contents Ghosts in the machine -- Recipe: how to feed an AI -- On a blockchain chicken farm in the middle of nowhere -- When AI farms pigs -- Buffet life -- Recipe: how to eat yourself -- Made in China -- "No one can predict the future" -- Gone shopping in the mountain stronghold -- Recipe: how to eat the world -- Welcome to my pearl party.
Summary "From FSGO x Logic: stories about rural China, food, and tech that reveal new truths about the globalized world"-- Provided by publisher.
"In Blockchain Chicken Farm, the technologist and writer Xiaowei Wang explores the political and social entanglements of technology in rural China. Their discoveries force them to challenge the standard idea that rural culture and people are backward, conservative, and intolerant. Instead, they find that rural China has not only adapted to rapid globalization but has actually innovated the technology we all use today. From pork farmers using AI to produce the perfect pig, to disruptive luxury counterfeits and the political intersections of e-commerce villages, Wang unravels the ties between globalization, technology, agriculture, and commerce in unprecedented fashion. Accompanied by humorous “Sinofuturist” recipes that frame meals as they transform under new technology, Blockchain Chicken Farm is an original and probing look into innovation, connectivity, and collaboration in the digitized rural world."--Amazon.
Subject Technology -- Social aspects -- China.
Technology and state -- China.
China -- Rural conditions.
United States -- Commerce -- China.
Wang, Xiaowei, 1986- -- Travel -- China.
Commerce. (OCoLC)fst00869279
Rural conditions. (OCoLC)fst01101474
Technology and state. (OCoLC)fst01145265
Technology -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01145202
Travel. (OCoLC)fst01155558
China. (OCoLC)fst01206073
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
ISBN 9780374538668 (paperback)
0374538662 (paperback)
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