In his book “The Better Angels of Our Nature,” Harvard Professor Steven Pinker states that today’s world is arguably the most peaceful. The book gives hope in changing people’s minds that despite the political instability, climate change, and whatever else you see on the news today, there is still hope for a brighter future.
Books are powerful. They have the power not only to enlighten you, but to change the way you think as well. Whether you are concerned about how to get help with an assignment or merely to look on ways to organize an engaging dinner party, you can find all the solutions in books.
This article will give you a sneak preview of books that go deep in highlighting technologies that can change your mind. They wade off the traditional realm of science fiction and simply define the future to us.
Alec Ross: The Industries of the Future
Ranking among New York Times Bestsellers, Alex Ross, in his book The Industries of The Future, uses actual data to bring forth a clear and optimistic view of how the future industries will be changed by technologies.
What makes this book stand out is the convincing power the author has over his readers with clear statistics of how far we have progressed technologically over the previous decades. The book further gives clear and realistic emerging technologies that will reign supreme in our economic landscape in the coming years.
If you are in the market for a mind-opening tech book that is mildly distressing and informative at the same time, this is the book you are looking for.
Paul Scharre: Army of None; Autonomous Weapons and the Future
It goes without saying that today’s military plays a big role in not only maintaining peace but the economy as well. But have you ever thought what the future would be when military supercomputers are given autonomous weapons and the ultimate power to make absolute life and death situations?
Think no further. Since this frightening phenomenon has already started taking precedence in today’s battlefields, with the use of drones, machine learning, and AI, this book delves deep into examining the history of autonomous weapons and how they can affect morale and ethical human values in the coming future.
Martin Ford: Rise of the Robots; Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future
You’ve probably come across the argument that robots are slowly but strategically taking over human nature. But have you ever thought about a world without jobs? What happens when all human input in industries goes obsolete? How will you be able to support your lifestyle and family? How will you be able to make an income?
Author Martin Ford thoroughly examines these issues and many more in his book Rise of the Robots. The book further spells out the deadly implications of not monitoring the advancement of artificial intelligence in our modern society and economy.
In a Nutshell
It goes without saying that technology plays an integral role in our day to day lives. However, too much of something is always poisonous. It’s of utter importance to keep a close look at what tech trends we employ to 0run our day to day lives and the long-run implications they may have on our lives.
These books go a long way in helping you the history of technology, how they help us, and the potential positive and negative effects they may have in the future.