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The Future and Its Enemies

by Virginia Postrel Free Press (May 10, 2011)

Today we have greater wealth, health, opportunity, and choice than at any time in history. Yet a chorus of intellectuals and politicians laments our current condition -- as slaves to technology, coarsened by...


Erase everything and start over: PVRs, blogs, and Word of mouth: the consumer is now in control

by Pierre Delagrave Éditions MultiMondes (June 14, 2011)

The scope of the change taking place is so great, we have to question everything, understand how it affects every aspect of marketing communications, and experiment with the new ways of communicating that technology...


The Skeleton Crew

by Deborah Halber Simon & Schuster (July 01, 2014)

Solving cold cases from the comfort of your living room...

The Skeleton Crew provides an entree into the gritty and tumultuous world of Sherlock Holmes-wannabes who race to beat out law enforcement--and one another--at...


When Things Start to Think

by Neil Gershenfeld Henry Holt and Co. (June 09, 2014)

In When Things Start to Think, Neil Gershenfeld tells the story of his Things that Think group at MIT's Media Lab, the group of innovative scientists and researchers dedicated to integrating digital technology...


Identity is the New Money

by David Birch & Ed Conway London Publishing Partnership (April 24, 2014)

This book argues that identity and money are both changing profoundly. Because of technological change the two trends are converging so that all that we need for transacting will be our identities captured in...


Social Bookmarking with StumbleUpon: You'd Be Amazed At How Much You Can Accomplish With This Simple Task

by Cassandra Fenyk Fenyk Enterprises LLC (March 31, 2014)

The web is probably the largest gold mine ever, figuratively speaking. It is by far the biggest community ever established where people get to do practically anything they want and find anything they need. The...


The People's Platform

by Astra Taylor Metropolitan Books (April 14, 2014)

From a cutting-edge cultural commentator, a bold and brilliant challenge to cherished notions of the Internet as the great leveler of our age

The Internet has been hailed as an unprecedented democratizing force,...


Dragnet Nation

by Julia Angwin Times Books (February 24, 2014)

An inside look at who's watching you, what they know and why it matters. We are being watched.

We see online ads from websites we've visited, long after we've moved on to other interests. Our smartphones and...


Now I Know Who My Comrades Are

by Emily Parker Sarah Crichton Books (February 17, 2014)

In China, university students use the Internet to save the life of an attempted murder victim. In Cuba, authorities unsuccessfully try to silence an online critic by sowing seeds of distrust in her marriage....


The Sixth Extinction

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 2015, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology 2014

by Elizabeth Kolbert Henry Holt and Co. (February 10, 2014)

ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass...


Health informatics: Improving patient care

by BCS The Chartered Institute for IT BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT (June 29, 2012)

Health informatics and technology are great enablers of health care. They can help raise productivity, empower patients, improve efficiency and reduce risk. This ebook contains a stimulating selection of material...


2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years

by Jorgen Randers Chelsea Green Publishing (June 13, 2012)

Forty years ago, The Limits to Growth study addressed the grand question of how humans would adapt to the physical limitations of planet Earth. It predicted that during the first half of the 21st century the...


Biomass: To Win the Future

by Shi Yuanchun Lexington Books (November 14, 2013)

Biomass, translated into English for the first time, introduced the world to China’s development of bioenergy in the turn of the 21st century and proposed further development of bioenergy as well. Businessmen,...


Thinking Dead: What the Zombie Apocalypse Means

by Murali Balaji Lexington Books (September 26, 2013)

Thinking Dead: What the Zombie Apocalypse Means, edited by Murali Balaji, examines various aspects of the zombie apocalypse scenario from the perspective of a variety of theoretical frameworks. Essays in the...


Our Final Invention

by James Barrat Thomas Dunne Books (September 30, 2013)

Elon Musk named Our Final Invention one of 5 books everyone should read about the future

A Huffington Post Definitive Tech Book of 2013

Artificial Intelligence helps choose what books you buy, what movies you...


Ms. Tuesday

by Janice Johnson eBookIt.com (August 05, 2013)

The main character, Janice Johnson became an expert aiding individuals and companies find solutions to everyday tasks by integrating computer systems. Janice loved her husband Bill and did everything to please...


an The Distraction Addiction: Getting the Information You Need and the Communication You Want, Without Enraging Your Family, Annoying Your Colleagues

by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang Little, Brown and Company (August 20, 2013)

The question of our time: can we reclaim our lives in an age that feels busier and more distracting by the day?

We've all found ourselves checking email at the dinner table, holding our breath while waiting...


The end of facebook (English version)

by Pedro BARBOSA Vida Económica Editorial (August 05, 2013)

The Future of Facebook and social networks

Could it soon be the end of Facebook? It may seem a preposterous question to ask, but there are signs that make it a serious and current one: a growing number of...


Ecofeminism: Towards Integrating the Concerns of Women, Poor People, and Nature into Development

by Jytte Nhanenge UPA (April 01, 2011)

This book is for those who desire to improve their understanding of the current crises of poverty, environmental destruction, violence, and human rights abuses, and their causes. Unless we increase our awareness...


Posthuman Personhood

by Daryl J. Wennemann UPA (May 02, 2013)

Wennemann argues that the traditional concept of personhood may be fruitfully applied to the ethical challenge we face in a posthuman age. The book posits that biologically non-human persons like robots, computers,...


Mind Set!

by John Naisbitt HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In his seminal works Megatrends and Megatrends 2000, John Naisbitt proved himself one of the most far-sighted and accurate observers of our fast-changing world.

Mind Set! goes beyond that by disclosing the secret...


Who Owns the Future?

by Jaron Lanier Simon & Schuster (May 07, 2013)

The "brilliant" and "daringly original" (The New York Times) critique of digital networks from the "David Foster Wallace of tech" (London Evening Standard)--asserting that to fix our economy, we must fix our...


The Nature of the Future: Dispatches from the Socialstructed World

by Marina Gorbis Free Press (March 18, 2013)

A renowned futurist offers a vision of a reinvented world.

Large corporations, big governments, and other centralized organizations have long determined and dominated the way we work, access healthcare, get...


The Upcycle

by Michael Braungart, William McDonough & Bill Clinton North Point Press (April 15, 2013)

From the authors of Cradle to Cradle, we learn what's next: The Upcycle

The Upcycle is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Cradle to Cradle, one of the most consequential ecological manifestoes of our time. Now,...


Social Networking and Impression Management: Self-Presentation in the Digital Age

by Carolyn M. Cunningham, Timothy W. Morris, Bruce E. Drushel & Sara Green-Hamann et al. Lexington Books (December 15, 2012)

This book provides original research on key issues in the field of identity management and social networking sites. The contributors to this volume draw on current research in the field and offer new theoretical...


Words for a Small Planet: Ecocritical Views

by Nanette Norris, Eduardo Barros-Grela, Sylvie Housiel & Yomna Al-Abdulkareem et al. Lexington Books (November 21, 2012)

Scholars have begun critically assessing the relationship of modern environmental science, including the study of ecology, to the creation and study of art and culture. In this volume, the voices come from around...


Misbehavior in Cyber Places: The Regulation of Online Conduct in Virtual Communities on the Internet

by Janet Sternberg UPA (October 25, 2012)

This book studies computer-mediated, interpersonal Internet activity up to the turn of the century, examining virtual misbehavior across a wide range of online environments. It also lays out the theoretical...


The Anti-Education Era

by James Paul Gee St. Martin's Press (January 07, 2013)

One of the first champions of the positive effects of gaming reveals the dark side of today's digital and social media

Today's schools are eager to use the latest technology in the classroom, but rather than...


Transhumanism: A Grimoire of Alchemical Agendas

by Scott D de Hart & Joseph P. Farrell Feral House (November 06, 2012)

Exposes the hidden history and agenda that has set humanity on a collision course for the Apocalypse.


The Future of the Past

by Alexander Stille Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 31, 2003)

An engrossing look at the cultural consequences of technological change and globalization

Space radar, infrared photography, carbon dating, DNA analysis, microfilm, digital data bases-we have better technology...


Digital Vertigo

by Andrew Keen St. Martin's Press (May 21, 2012)

"Digital Vertigo provides an articulate, measured, contrarian voice against a sea of hype about social media. As an avowed technology optimist, I'm grateful for Keen who makes me stop and think before committing...


Our Posthuman Future

by Francis Fukuyama Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 30, 2003)

In 1989, Francis Fukuyama made his now-famous pronouncement that because "the major alternatives to liberal democracy had exhausted themselves," history as we knew it had reached its end. Ten years later, he...


Armageddon Science

by Brian Clegg St. Martin's Press (October 25, 2010)

An exploration of the terrifying threats to our world that fill today's headlines: from global warming epidemic to the threat of nuclear weapons and the risk posed by the leading edge devices like the Large...


The Big Nine

by Amy Webb PublicAffairs (March 04, 2019)

A call-to-arms about the broken nature of artificial intelligence, and the powerful corporations that are turning the human-machine relationship on its head.

We like to think that we are in control of the future...


Who Can You Trust?

by Rachel Botsman PublicAffairs (November 13, 2017)

If you can't trust those in charge, who can you trust?From government to business, banks to media, trust in institutions is at an all-time low. But this isn't the age of distrust--far from it.

In this revolutionary...


Alone Together

by Sherry Turkle Basic Books (November 06, 2017)

A groundbreaking book by one of the most important thinkers of our time shows how technology is warping our social lives and our inner ones

Technology has become the architect of our intimacies. Online, we fall...


The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

by Shoshana Zuboff PublicAffairs (January 14, 2019)

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 and...


The End of Power

by Moises Naim Basic Books (March 10, 2014)

The provocative bestseller explaining the decline of power in the twenty-first century -- in government, business, and beyond.

Power is shifting -- from large, stable armies to loose bands of insurgents, from...


A World Without Work

by Daniel Susskind Metropolitan Books (January 13, 2020)

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

From an Oxford economist, a visionary account of how technology will transform the world of work, and what we should do about it

From mechanical looms to the combustion...


Dissent 101

by Wence Inc. Horak Crux Edition (February 21, 2013)

This publication proves good things do come in small packages. This one not only reveals the crippling flaws of democracy, introduced and maintained by plutocrats, flaws destroying the society and nature alike,...


The Spy in the Coffee Machine

by Kieron O'Hara & Nigel Shadbolt Oneworld Publications (October 01, 2014)

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


The Future Is Faster Than You Think

by Peter H. Diamandis & Steven Kotler Simon & Schuster (January 28, 2020)

From the New York Times bestselling authors of Abundance and Bold comes a practical playbook for technological convergence in our modern era.

In their book Abundance, bestselling authors and futurists Peter Diamandis...


The Decadent Society

by Ross Douthat Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster (February 25, 2020)

From the New York Times columnist and bestselling author of Bad Religion, a powerful portrait of how our turbulent age is defined by dark forces seemingly beyond our control

Today the Western world seems to...


The Fourth Age

by Byron Reese Atria Books (April 24, 2018)

The Fourth Age not only discusses what the rise of A.I. will mean for us, it also forces readers to challenge their preconceptions. And it manages to do all this in a way that is both entertaining and engaging.”...


Astounding

by Alec Nevala-Lee & Sean Runnette HarperAudio (October 23, 2018)

An Economist Best Book of the Year

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Best Book of 2018

"Enthralling...A clarion call to enlarge American literary history." -- Washington Post

"Engrossing, well-researched... This...


Homo Deus

by Yuval Noah Harari & Derek Perkins HarperAudio (February 21, 2017)

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward...


Generation Y in Business

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (April 09, 2017)

Ready to take your business to the next level? Find out everything you need to know about Generation Y in the workplace with this practical guide.

Generation Y has arrived in the workplace! Although they bring...


The Sixth Extinction

by Elizabeth Kolbert & Anne Twomey Simon & Schuster Audio (February 11, 2014)

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

From the author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe, a powerful and important work about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into...


Bold

by Peter H. Diamandis & Steven Kotler Simon & Schuster Audio (February 03, 2015)

"A visionary roadmap for people who believe they can change the world--and invaluable advice about bringing together the partners and technologies to help them do it." --President Bill Clinton

A radical, how-to...


The Sentient Machine

by Amir Husain & Simon Jones Simon & Schuster Audio (November 21, 2017)

The future is now. Acclaimed technologist and inventor Amir Husain explains how we can live amidst the coming age of sentient machines and artificial intelligence--and not only survive, but thrive.

Artificial...