Autopilot: The Art & Science of Doing Nothing
Andrew smart needs you to sit down and do nothing abundant more often. And he has the science to clarify why At every turn, we’re pushed to do more faster, more efficiently. That drumbeat resounds throughout our wage-slave society. Multitasking is not only a virtue, but it’s also a necessity.
But Autopilot argues that slackers may have the last laugh. It makes a compelling case—backed by science—that filling life with activity at work and at home actually hurts your brain. Autopilot is a humorous, informative, and wide-ranging book that draws on the most recent research into brain power. Use it to explain to bosses, family, and friends why you would like to relax—right now.
The tagline of the book, Auto – Pilot: The Art & Science of Doing Nothing is what attracted me to the book. I needed to grasp if my thoughts on the idea of being idle resonated with the book and author. The author makes it extravagantly clear within the initial few pages itself that he’s fighting the old ideology.
“Our contradictory worry of being idle, together with our preference for sloth, may be a vestige from our evolutionary history.”
About the Author
A human factors analysis scientist, Andrew smart received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Lund University in Sweden, where he worked on using noise to improve memory and attention in children with ADHD. While at New York University, he analyzed brain imaging data from experiments on the neural basis of language. Autopilot is his first book.
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