Technology and Social Change
Dawn of the New Everything
Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality
Paperback ISBN: 1250097401
Named one of the best books of 2017 by The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, & Vox The father of virtual reality explains its dazzling possibilities by reflecting on his own lifelong relationship with technology Bridging the gap between tech mania and the experience of being inside the human body, Dawn of the New Everything is a look at what it means to be human at a moment of unprecedented technological possibility. Through a fascinating look back over his life in technology, Jaron Lanier, an interdisciplinary scientist and father of the term “virtual reality,
You Are Not a Gadget
Paperback ISBN: 0307389979
A computer-age visionary argues that the Internet has failed to live up to its early promises, sharing cautionary perspectives on the Web 2.0 design concept favored by such sites as Facebook and Wikipedia while optimistically evaluating the Internet as a positive cultural vehicle. Reprint. A best-selling book.
Physics of the Future
How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100
Paperback ISBN: 0307473333
The Science Channel host and author of Physics of the Impossible outlines a provocative vision of the role of science in daily life at the beginning of the next century, describing such technologies as mind-controlled computers, sensor-based health care and laser-propulsion spaceships. Reprint. A best-selling book.
Utopia Is Creepy
And Other Provocations
Hardcover ISBN: 0393254542
"A freewheeling, sharp-shooting indictment of our tech-besotted culture by the Pulitzer Prize finalist. Over the past dozen years, Nicholas Carr has made his name as an agenda-setting writer on our complicated relationship with technology. Gathering posts from his blog Rough Type as well as seminal pieces published in The Atlantic, the MIT Technology Review, and the Wall Street Journal, he now provides an alternative history of the digital age, chronicling its roller-coaster crazes and crashes (remember MySpace or Second Life?). Ground-breaking essays such as 'Is Google Making Us Stupid?' and 'Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Privacy' dissect the logic behind Silicon Valley's 'liberation mythology,' laying bare how technology has both enriched and imprisoned us--sometimes at the same time. A forward-looking new essay rounds out the collection. With searching assessments of topics from the future of work and play to free choice and the fate of reading, Carr once again challenges us to see our world anew"--Provided by publisher.
How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World
Hardcover ISBN: 1101980133
Discusses the game-changing technology of blockchain, which facilitates peer-to-peer transactions without the need for such an intermediary as a bank or government.
Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future
Hardcover ISBN: 0525428089
An expert tech writer discusses the forces and trends—including flowing, screening, accessing, sharing, filtering, remixing, tracking and questioning—that will revolutionize our daily lives through the upcoming technological advances of the next 30 years. By the author of What Technology Wants. Tour.
Technology at the Limits of Comprehension
Hardcover ISBN: 1591847761
A complexity scientist describes how our computer and technological systems have become too complex and interconnected for humans to fully understand or predict how they will function anymore and argues for a new framework that will make them simpler.
The Robots Are Coming!
The Future of Jobs in the Age of Automation
Paperback ISBN: 0525565000
Drawing on interviews with experts in technology and economics from Oxford University, this thorough examination takes readers across the global in attempt to understand what the future holds for today
Geek Girl Rising
Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech
Hardcover ISBN: 1250112265
A former ABC News correspondent and the editor of the New York Times-acclaimed anthology Torn counsel today's women on how to use technology to start their own businesses, invest in women's ventures and challenge male hacker stereotypes, sharing the examples of such innovators as Debbie Sterling and Michelle Phan. Illustrations.