Book: The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies

This book by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee has three broad conclusions: There has been incredible progress in digital technologies. While computer technology is not entirely new, it has taken time to hit its stride. Software, data analytics, sensors, and computational power has come together and progressed to a place where digital technologies are causing...

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Book: The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

This book by Kevin Kelly, a futurist, writer and former executive editor of Wired magazine, outlines a variety of evolutionary technological trends that will shape the future society and economy. The 12 themes are briefly listed below: Becoming: Moving from fixed products to always upgrading services and subscriptions Cognifying: Making things much smarter using cheap...

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