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book | Troublemakers

Silicon Valley's coming of age.
August 24, 2018

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book title: Troublemakers
deck: Silicon Valley’s coming of age.
author: by Leslie Berlin PhD
year: 2018

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The story of 7 high-tech pioneers.

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book | In the Company of Women

Inspiration and advice from over 100 makers, artists and entrepreneurs.
August 13, 2018

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book title: In the Company of Women
deck: Inspiration and advice from over 100 makers, artists and entrepreneurs.
label: New York Times best seller.
author: by Grace Bonney
year: 2016

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book | Thinking: Fast and Slow

From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.
August 13, 2018

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Portrait of economist and writer Daniel Kahneman PhD.

book title: Thinking: Fast and Slow
label: From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.
author: by Daniel Kahneman PhD
year: 2011

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book | Future Bright

A transforming vision of human intelligence.
August 6, 2018


author: Michael Martinez
year published: 2013

Ever since Alfred Binet invented the first IQ test more than a century ago, we have thought of intelligence as fixed from birth and unalterable-as genetically programmed and immutable as eye color. If our IQ was 115 at the age of eighteen, it would be 115 at age thirty-two and at age seventy-two.… read more

book | the Future of Humanity

From terra-forming Mars, inter-stellar travel, immortality, to our destiny beyond Earth.
August 5, 2018


book title: the Future of Humanity
deck: From terra-forming Mars, inter-stellar travel, immortality, to our destiny beyond Earth
label: By the author of the no. 1 New York Times best seller the Future of the Mind.
author: by Michio Kaku PhD
year: 2018

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Moving human civilizationread more

book | Artificial Intelligence

101 things you must know today about our future.
August 1, 2018


book title: Artificial Intelligence
deck: 101 things you must know today about our future.
year: 2018
author: by Lasse Rouhianinen

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Did you know that artificial intelligence is changing our world faster than we can imagine? It will… read more

The Synthetic Age: Outdesigning Evolution, Resurrecting Species, and Reengineering Our World

July 2, 2018


author |
Christopher J. Preston
year published |

Imagining a future in which humans fundamentally reshape the natural world using nanotechnology, synthetic biology, de-extinction, and climate engineering.

We have all heard that there are no longer any places left on Earth untouched by humans. The significance of this goes beyond statistics documenting melting glaciers and shrinking species counts. It signals a new geological epoch. In The Synthetic Age, Christopher Preston argues that what is most startling about… read more

book | Biophysics of Consciousness

A foundational approach.
June 18, 2018


author |
Roman R Poznanski, Jack Tuszynski, Todd E Feinberg
year published |

The problem of how the brain produces consciousness, subjectivity and “something it is like to be” remains one of the greatest challenges to a complete science of the natural world. While various scientists and philosophers approach the problem from their own unique perspectives and in the terms of their own respective fields, Biophysics of Consciousness: A Foundational Approach attempts a consilience across disparate disciplines to explain how it is possible that an… read more

book | Artificial Unintelligence

How computers mis-understand the world.
June 18, 2018


author |
Meredith Broussard
year published |

A guide to understanding the inner workings and outer limits of technology and why we should never assume that computers always get it right.

In Artificial Unintelligence, Meredith Broussard argues that our collective enthusiasm for applying computer technology to every aspect of life has resulted in a tremendous amount of poorly designed systems. We are so eager to do everything digitally―hiring, driving, paying bills, even choosing romantic partners―that we have… read more

book | The Sentient Machine

The coming age of artificial intelligence.
June 18, 2018


author |
Amir Husain
year published |

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… read more

book | The Order of Time

May 21, 2018


author |
Carlo Rovelli
year published |


‘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

book | Calling All Minds

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


author |
Temple Grandin
year published |

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


author |
Judea Pearl, Dana Mackenzie
year published |

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 Fourth Age

Smart robots, conscious computers + the future of humanity.
April 25, 2018


author: by Byron Reese
year: 2018

In his book The Fourth Age author Byron Reese says technology has changed humanity 3 times in history:

1. we harnessed fire, led to language.
2. we developed agriculture, led to cities + warfare.
3. We invented the wheel + writing, led to the nation state.

We are now on the doorstep of… read more

World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech

April 11, 2018


author |
Franklin Foer
year published |

New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2017

Franklin Foer reveals the existential threat posed by big tech, and in his brilliant polemic gives us the toolkit to fight their pervasive influence.

Over the past few decades there has been a revolution in terms of who controls knowledge and information. This rapid change has imperiled the way we think. Without pausing to consider the cost, the world… read more

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