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Disconnected: How To Reconnect Our Digitally Distracted Kids

November 10, 2017

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Mr. Thomas J Kersting
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2016

We see it everywhere: at the park, in restaurants, and inside our homes and cars—kids connected to handheld devices and disconnected from the world around them. According to the latest research, the average thirteen-year-old spends eight hours per day, seven days a week, glued to a screen. Yes, this is problematic, but for every problem there is a solution.

In Disconnected, renowned psychotherapist and longtime school counselor Tom… read more

The Technological Singularity: Managing the Journey (The Frontiers Collection)

October 13, 2017

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Victor Callaghan (Editor), James Miller (Editor), Roman Yampolskiy (Editor), Stuart Armstrong (Editor)
year published |
2017

This volume contains a selection of authoritative essays exploring the central questions raised by the conjectured technological singularity. In informed yet jargon-free contributions written by active research scientists, philosophers and sociologists, it goes beyond philosophical discussion to provide a detailed account of the risks that the singularity poses to human society and, perhaps most usefully, the possible actions that society and technologists can take to manage the journey to any… read more

Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked

October 13, 2017

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Adam Alter
year published |
2017

“One of the most mesmerizing and important books I’ve read in quite some time. Alter brilliantly illuminates the new obsessions that are controlling our lives and offers the tools we need to rescue our businesses, our families, and our sanity.” Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take

Welcome to the age of behavioral addiction—an age in which half of the American population is addicted to at least one… read more

The Quantum Labyrinth: How Richard Feynman and John Wheeler Revolutionized Time and Reality (Theoretical Minimum)

October 2, 2017

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Paul Halpern
year published |
2017

The story of the unlikely friendship between the two physicists who fundamentally recast the notion of time and history

In 1939, Richard Feynman, a brilliant graduate of MIT, arrived in John Wheeler’s Princeton office to report for duty as his teaching assistant. A lifelong friendship and enormously productive collaboration was born, despite sharp differences in personality. The soft-spoken Wheeler, though conservative in appearance, was a raging nonconformist full… read more

iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy–and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood–and What That Means for the Rest of Us

September 13, 2017

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Jean M. Twenge PhD
year published |
2017

A highly readable and entertaining first look at how today’s members of iGen—the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid-1990s and later—are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, and from any other generation, from the renowned psychologist and author of Generation Me.

With generational divides wider than ever, parents, educators, and employers have an urgent need to understand today’s rising generation of teens and young adults. Born… read more

Longevity Promotion: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

September 8, 2017

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Ilia Stambler
year published |
2017

This book considers the multidisciplinary aspects of longevity promotion, from the advocacy, historical, philosophical and scientific perspectives. The first part on longevity advocacy includes examples of pro-longevity campaigns, outreach materials, frequent debates and policy suggestions and frameworks that may assist in the promotion of research and development for healthy longevity. The second part on longevity history includes analyses of the definition of life-extensionism as a social and intellectual movement,… read more

The Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data

August 30, 2017

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Michael P. Lynch
year published |
2016

With far-reaching implications, this urgent treatise promises to revolutionize our understanding of what it means to be human in the digital age.

We used to say “seeing is believing”; now googling is believing. With 24/7 access to nearly all of the world’s information at our fingertips, we no longer trek to the library or the encyclopedia shelf in search of answers. We just open our browsers, type in… read more

For Rulers: Priming Political Leaders for Saving Humanity from Itself

August 30, 2017

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Yehezkel Dror
year published |
2017

In this striking book, Yehezkel Dror bravely goes where few authors dare, offering a big-picture view of the fateful choices facing the human species. He urges humankind to adopt unconventional survival and thriving strategies, including elevating the future of humanity above state interests, limiting the production and spread of dangerous knowledge and tools, and strengthening humanity’s collective deliberative capacity. The author confronts the evolutionary trap of science and technology… read more

Building Real-time Data Pipelines

August 30, 2017

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Conor Doherty, Steven Camiña, Kevin White and Gary Orenstein

Free O’reilly Ebook: Building Real-time Data Pipelines

Unifying Applications and Analytics with In-Memory Architectures

You’ll Learn:

How to use Apache Kafka and Spark to build real-time data pipelines

How to use in-memory database management systems for real-time analytics

Top architectures for transitioning from data silos to real-time processing

Steps for getting to real-time operational systems

Considerations for choosing the best deployment option

What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us

August 28, 2017

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Tim O'Reilly
year published |
2017

“Everything is amazing, everything is horrible, and it’s all moving too fast,” writes O’Reilly, founder of a media company based in Silicon Valley, who describes himself as having spent most of his career thinking about the future. Here, he acknowledges that despite the amazing technological advances made in recent history, many people are trepidatious about the future, anticipating a dystopia in which robots have taken most human jobs. Who… read more

The Runaway Species: How human creativity remakes the world

August 21, 2017

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David Eagleman, Anthony Brandt
year published |
2017

New York Times bestselling author and neuroscientist David Eagleman teams up with composer Anthony Brandt in this powerful, wide-ranging exploration of human creativity. Together, they incisively explore how individuals, organizations, and educational institutions can benefit from fostering creativity, while celebrating humanity’s unique ability to remake the world.

The Runaway Species is a deep-dive into the creative mind, a celebration of the human spirit, and a vision of how we can… read more

Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

August 2, 2017

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Max Tegmark
year published |
2017

How will Artificial Intelligence affect crime, war, justice, jobs, society and our very sense of being human? The rise of AI has the potential to transform our future more than any other technology—and there’s nobody better qualified or situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor who’s helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial.

How can we grow our prosperity through automation without… read more

Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes

July 24, 2017

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Richard A. Clarke, R.P. Eddy
year published |
2017

Warnings is the story of the future of national security, threatening technologies, the U.S. economy, and possibly the fate of civilization.

In Greek mythology Cassandra foresaw calamities, but was cursed by the gods to be ignored. Modern-day Cassandras clearly predicted the disasters of Katrina, Fukushima, the Great Recession, the rise of ISIS, and many more. Like the mythological Cassandra, they were ignored. There are others right now warning… read more

The Delirium Brief: A Laundry Files Novel

July 19, 2017

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Charles Stross
year published |
2017

“Smart, literate, funny.” ―Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians

Someone is dead set to air the spy agency’s dirty laundry in The Delirium Brief, the next installment to Charles Stross’ Hugo Award-winning comedic dark fantasy Laundry Files series.

Bob Howard’s career in the Laundry, the secret British government agency dedicated to protecting the world from unspeakable horrors from beyond spacetime, has entailed high combat, brilliant hacking, ancient magic, and combat… read more

Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future

July 10, 2017

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Andrew McAfee, Erik Brynjolfsson
year published |
2017

From the authors of the best-selling The Second Machine Age, a leader’s guide to success in a rapidly changing economy.

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 crowd are repeatedly more innovative than corporate research labs.

MIT’s Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson know what it… read more

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