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book | Calling All Minds

How to think and create like an inventor.
May 21, 2018

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Temple Grandin
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2018

book title: Calling All Minds
book deck: How to think like an inventor.
author: by Temple Grandin
published year: 2018

From world-renowned autism spokesperson, scientist, and inventor Temple Grandin — a book of personal stories, inventions, and facts that will blow young inventors’ minds and make them soar.

Have you ever wondered what makes a kite fly or a boat float? Have you ever thought about why snowflakes… read more

book | The Book of Why

The new science of cause and effect.
May 21, 2018

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Judea Pearl, Dana Mackenzie
year published |
2018

A Turing Prize-winning computer scientist and statistician shows how understanding causality has revolutionized science and will revolutionize artificial intelligence

“Correlation is not causation.” This mantra, chanted by scientists for more than a century, has led to a virtual prohibition on causal talk. Today, that taboo is dead. The causal revolution, instigated by Judea Pearl and his colleagues, has cut through a century of confusion and established causality–the study of… read more

book | The Order of Time

May 21, 2018

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author |
Carlo Rovelli
year published |
2018

THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER

‘A dazzling book . . . the new Stephen Hawking’ Sunday Times
‘A joy to read. . . Rovelli writes easily, vividly and brilliantly’Guardian

The bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics takes us on an enchanting, consoling journey to discover the meaning of time

‘We are time. We are this space, this clearing opened by the traces of memory inside the connections between our… read more

Experience on Demand: What Virtual Reality Is, How It Works, and What It Can Do

February 5, 2018

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Jeremy Bailenson
year published |
2018

An in-depth look at virtual reality and how it can be harnessed to improve our everyday lives.

Virtual reality is able to effectively blur the line between reality and illusion, pushing the limits of our imagination and granting us access to any experience imaginable. With well-crafted simulations, these experiences, which are so immersive that the brain believes they’re real, are already widely available with a VR headset and… read more

The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook

January 24, 2018

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Niall Ferguson
year published |
2018

A brilliant recasting of the turning points in world history, including the one we’re living through, as a collision between old power hierarchies and new social networks.

“Captivating and compelling.”—The New York Times

“Niall Ferguson has again written a brilliant book…In 400 pages you will have restocked your mind. Do it.”—The Wall Street Journal

The Square and the Tower, in addition to being provocative history, may prove to be… read more

Still Think Robots Can’t Do Your Job?: Essays on Automation and Technological Unemployment

January 24, 2018

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Riccardo Campa
year published |
2018

Is Artificial Intelligence qualitatively different from other means of economizing the use of labor? Are we on the edge of a jobless society? If yes, are we ready for it? These are a few of the questions discussed in this collection of academic works. This book traces a brief history of the concept of technological unemployment; proposes a short-term scenario analysis concerning the relations between automation, education, and unemployment;… read more

The Future (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series)

January 17, 2018

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Nick Montfort
year published |
2017

How the future has been imagined and made, through the work of writers, artists, inventors, and designers.

The future is like an unwritten book. It is not something we see in a crystal ball, or can only hope to predict, like the weather. In this volume of the MIT Press’s Essential Knowledge series, Nick Montfort argues that the future is something to be made, not predicted. Montfort offers… read more

The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner

December 26, 2017

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author |
Daniel Ellsberg
year published |
2017

Shortlisted for the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction

From the legendary whistle-blower who revealed the Pentagon Papers, an eyewitness exposé of the dangers of America’s Top Secret, seventy-year-long nuclear policy that continues to this day.

Here, for the first time, former high-level defense analyst Daniel Ellsberg reveals his shocking firsthand account of America’s nuclear program in the 1960s. From the remotest air bases in the… read more

Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality

November 27, 2017

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author |
Jaron Lanier
year published |
2017

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… read more

The Sentient Machine: The Coming Age of Artificial Intelligence

April 11, 2018

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author |
Amir Husain
year published |
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 “machine” intelligence is playing an ever-greater role in our society. We are already using cruise control in our cars, automatic checkout at the drugstore, and are unable to live without our smartphones. The discussion around AI is… read more

Envisioning Holograms: Design Breakthrough Experiences for Mixed Reality

December 18, 2017

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author |
M. Pell
year published |
2017

Explore the approach, techniques, and mindshift needed to design truly breakthrough experiences for the Microsoft HoloLens and Windows Mixed Reality platform. Learn what’s so different about working with holograms, how to think spatially, and where to start designing your own holographic projects. You’ll move rapidly from initial concept to persuasive prototype—all without the need for expensive tools or a designer’s skill set.

Designing for mixed reality is a… read more

The Quantum Spy: A Thriller

December 1, 2017

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author |
David Ignatius
year published |
2017

From the best-selling author of The Director and Body of Lies comes a thrilling tale of global espionage, state-of-the-art technology, and unthinkable betrayal.

A hyper-fast quantum computer is the digital equivalent of a nuclear bomb; whoever possesses one will be able to shred any encryption and break any code in existence. The winner of the race to build the world’s first quantum machine will attain global dominance for generations to come. The… read more

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

October 2, 2017

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author |
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

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

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

August 28, 2017

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author |
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

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