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A Very Human Future
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
After Shock After Shock
After Shock marks the 50-year anniversary of Alvin Toffler's, Future Shock . The compendium of essays comprising this landmark volume offers insightful reflections on the classic text and presents compelling...
Social Sciences Ray Kurzweil (Author), George Gilder (Author), Martin Rees (Author), Newt Gingrich (Author), Alan Kay (Author), David Brin (Author), Po Bronson (Author), John Schroeter (Editor), Deb Westphal (Foreword)
More From Less
Throughout history, the only way for humanity to grow was by degrading the Earth: chopping down forests, fouling the air and water, and endlessly digging out resources. Since the first...
Business & Economics, Social Sciences, Sustainability Andrew McAfee
Predictably Irrational Predictably Irrational
How do we think about money? What caused bankers to lose sight of the economy? What caused individuals to take on mortgages that were not within their means? What irrational...
Business & Economics, Psychology, Social Sciences Dan Ariely
Switch
The primary obstacle is a conflict that’s built into our brains, say Chip and Dan Heath, authors of the critically acclaimed bestseller Made to Stick. Psychologists have discovered that our minds...
Leadership, Social Sciences Chip Heath, Dan Heath
Technology vs. Humanity
Futurist Gerd Leonhard breaks new ground again by bringing together mankind's urge to upgrade and automate everything-down to human biology itself-with our timeless quest for freedom and happiness. Before it's...
Communication, Philosophy, Social Sciences Gerd Leonhard
The Big Switch The Big Switch
A hundred years ago, companies stopped producing their own power with steam engines and generators and plugged into the newly built electric grid. The cheap power pumped out by electric...
Computers, Information Theory, Social Sciences Nicholas G. Carr
The Fourth Turning
William Strauss and Neil Howe will change the way you see the world—and your place in it. With blazing originality, The Fourth Turning illuminates the past, explains the present, and reimagines the future....
History, Politics & Government, Social Sciences William Strauss, Neil Howe
The Human Condition
A work of striking originality bursting with unexpected insights, The Human Condition is in many respects more relevant now than when it first appeared in 1958. In her study of...
Philosophy, Social Sciences Hannah Arendt
The Human Race to the Future
You will get an engaging and thought provoking ride. In future scenarios written to make science and technology readable and intriguing, the author weaves imagination, science, and even occasional dry...
Social Sciences, Strategy Daniel Berleant
The Information The Information
The story of information begins in a time profoundly unlike our own, when every thought and utterance vanishes as soon as it is born. From the invention of scripts and...
Information Theory, Language Arts & Disciplines, Social Sciences James Gleick
This Could Be Our Future This Could Be Our Future
Western society is trapped by three assumptions: 1) That the point of life is to maximize your self-interest and wealth, 2) That we're individuals trapped in an adversarial world, and...
History, Social Sciences Yancey Strickler
Very Human Future
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
Who Owns the Future?
Jaron Lanier is the father of virtual reality and one of the world’s most brilliant thinkers. Who Owns the Future? is his visionary reckoning with the most urgent economic and...
Business & Economics, Communication, Social Sciences Jaron Lanier
Work
Tracing the complexity and contradictory nature of work throughout history Say the word “work,” and most people think of some form of gainful employment. Yet this limited definition has never...
Employment, Social Sciences Andrea Komlosy