A deeply researched and entertaining tour of the worst parts of our new digital utopia by the author of Wikibrands: Reinventing Your Company in a Customer-Driven Marketplace

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Praise for the Book

– B. Joseph Pine II, co-author, The Experience Economy

What a necessary (but sometimes depressing) book, for the world today is filled with technological utopianism, to which Dante's Infinite Monkeys provides a welcome antidote. While in no way trying to stand athwart history yelling "Stop," Mike Dover leads you in understanding the dark side of today's technology, the underbelly of the internet, and, yes, the hell of humanity now augmented with new tools. My advice: Read, understand, and react.

– Chunka Mui, author of The New Killer Apps: How Large Companies Can Out-Innovate Start-Ups

Do not abandon all hope. Mike Dover dives deeply into how technology amplifies the worst of humanity in this book. Read it so that you can avoid living it (hopefully).

– Rob Salkowitz, author of Young World Rising and Comic-Conand the Business of Pop Culture, and Forbes contributor

If you’re a techno-pessimist, I have some good news! Mike Dover has catalogued an impressive list of the side-effects of all those ‘game changing disruptive innovations’ that turn out to create as many problems as they solve. Dante’s Infinite Monkeys is alarming, outrageous, sad, laugh-out-loud funny and above all, impossible to put down. Until we invent technology that makes us better people instead of just busier people, Dover’s work is a necessary antidote to the utopian claims of the high-tech industry and a cautionary example for those who think consumers and citizens in the new economy have never had it so good.”

– Dave Singleton, author of Crush: Writers Reflect on Love, Longing and the Lasting Power of Their First Celebrity Crush

If ever there was a time for Mike Dover’s Dante’s Infinite Monkeys, it’s now. Dover takes on one of the most complicated issues of our time – namely, the Pandora’s box of technological advances that none of us can keep up with effectively – and helps us understand what we are up against and what we can do about it. He breaks down our technology usage, trends and consumption into an immensely smart and well-researched book filled with clever pop culture and philosophical references we can all grasp. Technology may be ever-changing, but a reader’s appetite for insights and hunger for a good story haven’t changed a bit. With this book, Dover serves up a terrific and timely story.

– Niraj Dawar, author of Tilt: Shifting Your Strategy from Products to Customers and Professor, Ivey Business School.

Dover takes us on a fascinating tour of the seamy grey zones of the internet and technology. This book is a necessary antidote to the hype, with important lessons for citizens, consumers, companies, and governments. Read this book.

– Dr. Nick Bontis, author of Information Bombardment, Chair of Strategic Management at McMaster University

I really loved this book and you will too. Honestly, I couldn’t put it down once I started reading it. More than just a fascinating description of the dark side of the web, Mike Dover has ripped off the mask of the internet and unleashed a riveting text that will open everyone’s eyes as to the ugly truth of what’s really going on with new technology.

– Michael Wade, author of Digital Vortex: How Today's Market Leaders Can Beat Disruptive Competitors at Their Own Game

Mike Dover swims against the current to provide a fascinating look into the darker side of the Internet. While most books extol the Internet’s power to engage, transform, and improve, this book makes a compelling case for how it has made it easier for us to misbehave. The book is packed full of interesting, entertaining and oddly familiar examples of inappropriate, illegal, wasteful, and dishonest uses of the Internet. Recommended reading as an antidote to Internet overhype!

– Idris Mootee, author of Design Thinking for Strategic Innovation and CEO of Idea Couture Inc.

Hands-down, one of the most fascinating business books of this year. For one, it's actually readable and usable. Chock full of nuggets of insights and wisdom covering in the intersection of technologies, pop culture and human behavior. I promise that you will find some exceptional ideas and stories that you can put to work.

– Joe Weinman, Author, Cloudonomics and Digital Disciplines

Mike Dover comprehensively catalogs every crevice and cobweb of the shadowy, scary subfloors of the otherwise gleaming edifice of modern technology, addressing the risks you face from others--and yourself.

About Mike Dover

Mike Dover is a leading authority on social media, popular culture and the economic and social impact of technology.

Mike Dover

Dover is the co-author of Wikibrands: Reinventing Your Company in a Customer-Driven Marketplace and led the research that formed the basis for Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything and Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World. Wikibrands won the Silver Medal for Marketing Book of the Year for 2011 by Expert Marketeer and was named one of the top ten Business Books by Booklist Magazine. He is a Professor of Marketing at Humber College in Toronto and the Managing Partner of Socialstruct Advisory Group, a boutique research firm.