To Save Everything, Click Here: Technology, Solutionism, and the Urge to Fix Problems that Don't Exist by The Internet's Verbal Contrarian Evgeny Morozov.
The book consist mostly of criticism against digital idealism, mainly internet centrism and solutionism. Internet centrism is "the firm conviction that we are living through unique, revolutionary times, in which the previous truths no longer hold, everything is undergoing profound change, and the need to “fix things” runs as high as ever."
According to internet centrists, political parties should be funded like Groupon campaigns, people should collaborate on collecting and curating content just like wikipedia does, and even half-baked ideas can make it big as long as they get accepted at TED Conferences (called "that Woodstock of the intellectual effete" by the author). Contrary to what is believed,
The Internet” is not a cause of networked knowledge; it is its consequence — an insight lost on most Internet theorists.The second idea that Morozov tackles is solutionism - the strong belief that "[t]echnology can make us better—and technology will make us better. Or, as the geeks would say, given enough apps, all of humanity’s bugs are shallow." Morozov makes fun of the quantified self movement ("Datasexuals are to Silicon Valley what hipsters are to Brooklyn: both are ubiquitous and, after a certain point, annoying.")
I agree that both internet centrism and solutionism are naive and even dangerous ideas. The infrastructure we call internet is far more imperfect, complex, fragile and chaotic than we imagine it to be.
Then again, so is anything human. Morozov's view on the relationship between technology and society is a pessimist one, but it's the counterbalance you need to look at yet another solutionist but imperfect TED talk.