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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...


When Things Start to Think

by Neil Gershenfeld Henry Holt and Co. (June 10, 2014)

This is a book for people who want to know what the future is going to look like and for people who want to know how to create the future. Gershenfeld offers a glimpse at the brave new post-computerized world,...


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 Henry Holt and Co. (April 15, 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 Henry Holt and Co. (February 25, 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 Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 18, 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 11, 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 St. Martin's Press (October 01, 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...


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 Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 16, 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 08, 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 (April 01, 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 22, 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 (May 01, 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 26, 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...


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,...


i-Minds - 2nd edition

by Mari Swingle New Society Publishers (April 23, 2019)

The way we use i-technology is affecting our health and happiness. While programs, devices, information, and constant connectivity can offer us ease, liberation, and efficiency, they can also rewire our brains...


Hacking ISIS

by Malcolm Nance & Christopher Sampson Skyhorse (April 25, 2017)

This book is written by two of the leading terrorist experts in the world - Malcolm Nance, NBC News/MSNBC terrorism analyst and Christopher Sampson, cyber-terrorist expert. Malcolm Nance is a 35 year practitioner...


Scrolling Forward, Second Edition

by David M. Levy & Ruth Ozeki Arcade (January 05, 2016)

A fascinating, insightful, and wonderfully written exploration of the document.

Like Henry Petroski’s The Pencil, David Levy’s Scrolling Forward takes a common, everyday object, the document, and illuminates...


"Is This Thing On?"

by Abby Stokes Workman Publishing Company (March 24, 2015)

Like a personal trainer for the digital age, Abby Stokes is the hand-holding, motivating expert that newbies—specifically older newbies—turn to when they want to become digitally literate. And her book,...


Who's Afraid of AI?

by Thomas Ramge The Experiment (April 16, 2019)

A penetrating guide to artificial intelligence: what it is, what it does, and how it will change our lives

At a breathtaking pace, artificial intelligence is getting better and faster at making complex decisions....


What the Future Looks Like

by Jim al-Khalili The Experiment (April 17, 2018)

Science fact, not science fiction, on the cutting–edge developments that are already changing the course of our future

Every day, scientists conduct pioneering experiments with the potential to transform how...


Films from the Future

by Andrew Maynard Mango (November 15, 2018)

Learn how movies reveal the future of technology

Fans of The Science of InterstellarThe Second Machine Age, and Physics of the Future will love the Films from the Future.

Science, technology, and society:...


Small is Powerful

by Adam Lent Unbound (June 30, 2016)

Humanity started small. Where did we get the idea big is better? The establishment promote big business, big government or big culture, more often than not, all three. In Small is Powerful Adam Lent reveals...


The Big Nine

by Amy Webb PublicAffairs (May 07, 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...


HBR's 10 Must Reads on AI, Analytics, and the New Machine Age (with bonus article "Why Every Company Needs an Augmented Reality Strategy" by Michael E. Porter and James E. Heppelmann)

by Harvard Business Review, Michael E. Porter, Thomas H. Davenport & Paul Daugherty et al. Harvard Business Review Press (December 24, 2018)

AI and data analytics are powering a wave of technological innovations--understand them, cut through the hype, and seize the opportunities.

If you read nothing else on how intelligent machines are revolutionizing...


The Contenders

by Priya Sahgal S&S India (October 09, 2018)

Political talk show host, Priya Sahgal, profiles sixteen emerging political leaders (under the age of fifty-five) who will dominate India’s political landscape over the next decade.

 

The Contenders captures...


Future Trends

by Lawrence R. Samuel Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 08, 2018)

Future Trends: A Guide to Decision Making and Leadership in Business is the first and only book to link a decision-making and leadership platform to trends pointing to the future.

By identifying sixty global,...


Live Work Work Work Die

by Corey Pein Henry Holt and Co. (April 24, 2018)

A scathing, sardonic exploration of Silicon Valley tech culture, laying bare the greed, hubris, and retrograde politics of an industry that aspires to radically transform society for its own benefit

At the height...


From Gutenberg to Google

by Tom Wheeler Brookings Institution Press (January 22, 2019)

Network revolutions of the past have shaped the present and set the stage for the revolution we are experiencing today

In an era of seemingly instant change, it's easy to think that today's revolutions—in communications,...


Virtual Reality and the Criminal Justice System

by Bobbie Ticknor Lexington Books (February 15, 2018)

Virtual Reality (VR) is becoming a popular technology for gaming and entertainment; however, researchers and scientists have used the technology for decades to develop real world solutions. The criminal justice...


Researching Serendipity in Digital Information Environments

by Lori McCay-Peet, Elaine G. Toms & Gary Marchionini Morgan & Claypool Publishers (September 28, 2017)

Chance, luck, and good fortune are the usual go-to descriptors of serendipity, a phenomenon aptly often coupled with famous anecdotes of accidental discoveries in engineering and science in modern history such...