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As society enters the fourth industrial revolution, a major question arises—can we harness intense technological bursts of possibility to bring about a better world? A Very Human Future illustrates how...
Social Aspects of Technology, Social Sciences Rohit Talwar, Steve Wells, Alexandra Whittington, Helena Calle
Run a Google search for “black girls”―what will you find? “Big Booty” and other sexually explicit terms are likely to come up as top search terms. But, if you type...
Discrimination, Search, Social Aspects of Technology, Social Media Safiya Umoja Noble
Cognitive Surplus
For decades, technology encouraged people to squander their time and intellect as passive consumers. Today, tech has finally caught up with human potential. In Cognitive Surplus, Internet guru Clay Shirky...
Computers, Psychology, Social Aspects of Technology Clay Shirky
Consumption Economics
If you’re a tech company, the most dramatic effect of megatrends like cloud computing, managed services, and the rise of consumer technology won’t be felt in your company’s product line....
Computers, Design, Social Aspects of Technology, Technology & Engineering J. B. Wood
Don’t Be Evil
Today Google and Facebook receive 90% of the world's news ad-spending. Amazon takes half of all ecommerce in the US. Google and Apple operating systems run on all but 1%...
Digital Transformation, Economics, Inequality, Privacy, Public Policy, Social Aspects of Technology, Social Media Rana Foroohar
I Live in the Future & Here’s how it Works
Are we driving off a digital cliff and heading for disaster, unable to focus, maintain concentration, or form the human bonds that make life worth living? Are media and business...
Business & Economics, Social Aspects of Technology, Strategy Nick Bilton
Welcome to the age of behavioral addiction—an age in which half of the American population is addicted to at least one behavior. We obsess over our emails, Instagram likes, and...
Psychology, Social Aspects of Technology Adam L. Alter
Machine, Platform, Crowd
We live in strange times. A machine plays the strategy game Go better than any human; upstarts like Apple and Google destroy industry stalwarts such as Nokia; ideas from the...
Business & Economics, Social Aspects of Technology, Strategy Andrew McAfee, Erik Brynjolfsson
The runaway success of the microchip may finally be reaching its end. As shrinking transistors approach the size of atoms, the phenomenal growth of computational power inevitably collapses. But this...
Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Technology, Social Aspects of Technology Michio Kaku
What are the jobs of the future? How many will there be? And who will have them? We might imagine—and hope—that today's industrial revolution will unfold like the last: even...
Automation, Future of Work, Robotics, Social Aspects of Technology Martin Ford
Driverless cars are hitting the road, powered by artificial intelligence. Robots can climb stairs, open doors, win Jeopardy, analyze stocks, work in factories, find parking spaces, advise oncologists. In the...
Automation, Education, Robotics, Social Aspects of Technology Joseph Aoun
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is changing everything – from the way we relate to each other, to the work we do, the way our economies work, and what it means...
Social Aspects of Technology, Technology & Engineering Klaus Schwab, Nicholas Davis
Social Warming
Facebook didn’t mean to facilitate a genocide. Twitter didn’t want to be used to harass women. YouTube never planned to radicalise young men. But with billions of users, these platforms need only...
Social Aspects of Technology, Social Media, Technology & Engineering Charles Arthur
Generative AI is filling the internet with false information. Artists, writers, and many other professionals are in fear of their jobs. AI is discovering new medicines, running military drones, and...
Artificial Intelligence, Privacy, Social Aspects of Technology, Surveillance Henry A Kissinger, Eric Schmidt, Daniel Huttenlocher
The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called "surveillance capitalism," and the quest by powerful corporations to predict...
Civil Liberties, Computer & Internet Law, Law, Privacy, Social Aspects of Technology, Surveillance Shoshana Zuboff
We all have a vague sense that social media is bad for our minds, for our children, and for our democracies. But the truth is that its reach and impact...
Computers, Social Aspects of Technology, Social Media Max Fisher
The Coming Wave
We are approaching a critical threshold in the history of our species. Everything is about to change. Soon you will live surrounded by AIs. They will organise your life, operate...
Artificial Intelligence, Social Aspects of Technology, Technology & Engineering
Not long ago, the tech industry was widely admired, and the internet was regarded as a tonic for freedom and democracy. Not anymore. Every day, the headlines blaze with reports...
Democracy, Politics & Government, Public Policy, Social Aspects of Technology Jamie Susskind
The Exponential Age
We are living in the first exponential age. High-tech innovations are created at dazzling speeds; technological forces we barely understand remake our homes and workplaces; centuries-old tenets of politics and...
Business & Economics, Politics & Government, Public Policy, Social Aspects of Technology, Social Media Azeem Azhar
The Filter Bubble
In December 2009, Google began customizing its search results for each user. Instead of giving you the most broadly popular result, Google now tries to predict what you are most...
Computers, Media & Internet, Psychology, Social Aspects of Technology, Social Media, Technology & Engineering Eli Pariser
Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are the four most influential companies on the planet. Just about everyone thinks they know how they got there. Just about everyone is wrong. For all...
Business & Economics, Social Aspects of Technology Scott Galloway
The Future Is Faster Than You Think
In their book Abundance, bestselling authors and futurists Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler tackled grand global challenges, such as poverty, hunger, and energy. Then, in Bold, they chronicled the use...
Business & Economics, Forecasting, Social Aspects of Technology, Strategy Peter H. Diamandis, Steven Kotler
This book predicts the decline of today's professions and describes the people and systems that will replace them. In an Internet society, according to Richard Susskind and Daniel Susskind, we...
Business & Economics, Future of Work, Law, Social Aspects of Technology, Strategy Richard Susskind, David Susskind
Leading innovation expert Alec Ross explains what's next for the world, mapping out the advances and stumbling blocks that will emerge in the next ten years—for businesses, governments, and the...
Business & Economics, Globalization, Politics & Government, Social Aspects of Technology Alec Ross
Becoming -- Cognifying -- Flowing -- Screening -- Accessing -- Sharing -- Filtering -- Remixing -- Interacting -- Tracking -- Questioning -- Beginning From one of our leading technology thinkers...
Business & Economics, Social Aspects of Technology, Strategy Kevin Kelly
The Information Diet
The modern human animal spends upwards of 11 hours out of every 24 in a state of constant consumption. Not eating, but gorging on information ceaselessly spewed from the screens...
Computers, Ideas, Media & Internet, Social Aspects of Technology Clay Johnson
The Laws of Disruption
While digital life races ahead, the rest of our life, from law to business, struggles to keep up. Business strategists, lawyers, judges, regulators, and consumers have all been left behind,...
Business & Economics, Social Aspects of Technology, Strategy, Technology & Engineering Larry Downes
From the leading theorist of the Metaverse comes the definitive account of the next internet: what the Metaverse is, what it will take to build it, and what it means...
Social Aspects of Technology, Technology & Engineering Matthew Ball
The Rise of Technosocialism
The 21st century is going to be the most disruptive, contentious period humanity has ever lived through. It will challenge our most sacred ideologies around politics, economics and social constructs....
Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Climate, Robotics, Social Aspects of Technology Brett King, Dr. Richard Petty
In recent years, Google’s autonomous cars have logged thousands of miles on American highways and IBM’s Watson trounced the best human Jeopardy!players. Digital technologies―with hardware, software, and networks at their...
Business & Economics, Social Aspects of Technology Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee
The Technology Trap
From the Industrial Revolution to the age of artificial intelligence, The Technology Trap takes a sweeping look at the history of technological progress and how it has radically shifted the...
Artificial Intelligence, Business & Economics, Social Aspects of Technology, Technology & Engineering Carl Benedikt Frey
Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus
When protesters shattered the windows of a bus carrying Google employees to work, their anger may have been justifiable, but it was misdirected. The true conflict of our age isn’t...
Computers, Digital Currencies, Electronic commerce, Social Aspects of Technology Douglas Rushkoff
In the very near future, “smart” technologies and “big data” will allow us to make large-scale and sophisticated interventions in politics, culture, and everyday life. Technology will allow us to...
Computers, Digital Transformation, Politics & Government, Social Aspects of Technology Evgeny Morozov
As society enters the fourth industrial revolution, a major question arises—can we harness intense technological bursts of possibility to bring about a better world? A Very Human Future illustrates how...
Social Aspects of Technology, Social Sciences, Technology & Engineering Rohit Talwar
A refreshing view of technology as a living force in the world. This provocative book introduces a brand-new view of technology. It suggests that technology as a whole is not...
Social Aspects of Technology, Technology & Engineering Kevin Kelly
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