• 24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week
    24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week
    ISBN: 9781982143336
    Title: 24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week
    Author: SHLAIN TIFFANY

    In 24/6, Tiffany Shlain explores how turning off screens one day a week can work wonders on your brain, body, and soul. Internet pioneer and renowned filmmaker Tiffany Shlain takes us on a provocative and entertaining journey through time and technology, introducing a strategy for living in our 24/7 world: turning off all screens for twenty-four hours each week. This practice, which she's done for nearly a decade with her husband and kids (sixteen and ten), has completely changed their lives, giving them more time, productivity, connection, and presence. She and her family call it “Technology Shabbat.” Drawn from the ancient ritual of Shabbat, living 24/6 can work for anyone from any background. With humor and wisdom, Shlain shares her story, offers lessons she has learned, and provides a blueprint for how to do it yourself. Along the way, she delves into the neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, and history of a weekly day of rest across cultures, making the case for why we need to bring this ritual back. A compelling personal story and a fascinating, far-reaching examination of the complex world we've created, 24/6 is a call to rebalance ourselves and our society.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
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  • 30-Second AI & Robotics: 50 Key Notions, Fields, & Events in the Rise of Intelligent Machines
    30-Second AI & Robotics: 50 Key Notions, Fields, & Events in the Rise of Intelligent Machines
    ISBN: 9781782405474
    Title: 30-Second AI & Robotics: 50 Key Notions, Fields, & Events in the Rise of Intelligent Machines
    Author: DE MIRANDA LUIS

    This comprehensive presentation of the core concepts and historical landmarks in robotics and artificial intelligence is a must-read for those who want to understand the important changes happening now in our everyday lives, in the workplace, and in our minds and bodies. What is deep in "deep learning"? Can artificial intelligence really think? What will robots really look like in the near future? Is there a new class divide between those who understand technology and those who fear it? A clear and exhaustive introduction for non-specialists, 30-Second AI & Robotics will help the reader to navigate the world of ubiquitous computers, smart cities, and collaborative robots. At last, an optimistic and friendly book about our human possibilities in the time of automata.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Army of None: Autonomous Weapons & the Future of War
    Army of None: Autonomous Weapons & the Future of War
    ISBN: 9780393356588
    Title: Army of None: Autonomous Weapons & the Future of War
    Author: SCHARRE PAUL

    The era of autonomous weapons has arrived. Today around the globe, at least thirty nations have weapons that can search for and destroy enemy targets all on their own. Paul Scharre, a leading expert in next-generation warfare, describes these and other high tech weapons systems--from Israel's Harpy drone to the American submarine-hunting robot ship Sea Hunter--and examines the legal and ethical issues surrounding their use. "A smart primer to what's to come in warfare" (Bruce Schneier), Army of None engages military history, global policy, and cutting-edge science to explore the implications of giving weapons the freedom to make life and death decisions. A former soldier himself, Scharre argues that we must embrace technology where it can make war more precise and humane, but when the choice is life or death, there is no replacement for the human heart.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $41.00
    $41.00
  • Art of Innovation
    Art of Innovation
    ISBN: 9781861975836
    Title: Art of Innovation
    Author: KELLEY THOMAS


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    Price: $31.00
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  • Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans
    Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans
    ISBN: 9780241404829
    Title: Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans
    Author: MITCHELL MELANIE


    No recent scientific enterprise has proved as alluring, terrifying, and filled with extravagant promise and frustrating setbacks as artificial intelligence. The award-winning author Melanie Mitchell, a leading computer scientist, now reveals its turbulent history and the recent surge of apparent successes, grand hopes, and emerging fears that surround AI.


    In Artificial Intelligence, Mitchell turns to the most urgent questions concerning AI today: How intelligent--really--are the best AI programs? How do they work? What can they actually do, and when do they fail? How humanlike do we expect them to become, and how soon do we need to worry about them surpassing us? Along the way, she introduces the dominant methods of modern AI and machine learning, describing cutting-edge AI programs, their human inventors, and the historical lines of thought that led to recent achievements. She meets with fellow experts like Douglas Hofstadter, the cognitive scientist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the modern classic G del, Escher, Bach, who explains why he is "terrified" about the future of AI. She explores the profound disconnect between the hype and the actual achievements in AI, providing a clear sense of what the field has accomplished and how much farther it has to go.


    Interweaving stories about the science and the people behind it, Artificial Intelligence brims with clear-sighted, captivating, and approachable accounts of the most interesting and provocative modern work in AI, flavored with Mitchell's humor and personal observations. This frank, lively book will prove an indispensable guide to understanding today's AI, its quest for "human-level" intelligence, and its impacts on all of our futures.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, & Punish the Poor
    Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, & Punish the Poor
    ISBN: 9781250215789
    Title: Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, & Punish the Poor
    Author: EUBANKS VIRGINIA


    WINNER: The 2019 Lillian Smith Book Award, 2018 McGannon Center Book Prize, and shortlisted for the Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice

    The New York Times Book Review: "Riveting."


    Naomi Klein: "This book is downright scary."

    Ethan Zuckerman, MIT: "Should be required reading."


    Dorothy Roberts, author of Killing the Black Body "A must-read."


    Astra Taylor, author of The People's Platform: "The single most important book about technology you will read this year."


    Cory Doctorow: "Indispensable."


    A powerful investigative look at data-based discrimination--and how technology affects civil and human rights and economic equity


    The State of Indiana denies one million applications for healthcare, foodstamps and cash benefits in three years--because a new computer system interprets any mistake as "failure to cooperate." In Los Angeles, an algorithm calculates the comparative vulnerability of tens of thousands of homeless people in order to prioritize them for an inadequate pool of housing resources. In Pittsburgh, a child welfare agency uses a statistical model to try to predict which children might be future victims of abuse or neglect.


    Since the dawn of the digital age, decision-making in finance, employment, politics, health and human services has undergone revolutionary change. Today, automated systems--rather than humans--control which neighborhoods get policed, which families attain needed resources, and who is investigated for fraud. While we all live under this new regime of data, the most invasive and punitive systems are aimed at the poor.


    In Automating Inequality, Virginia Eubanks systematically investigates the impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on poor and working-class people in America. The book is full of heart-wrenching and eye-opening stories, from a woman in Indiana whose benefits are literally cut off as she lays dying to a family in Pennsylvania in daily fear of losing their daughter because they fit a certain statistical profile.


    The U.S. has always used its most cutting-edge science and technology to contain, investigate, discipline and punish the destitute. Like the county poorhouse and scientific charity before them, digital tracking and automated decision-making hide poverty from the middle-class public and give the nation the ethical distance it needs to make inhumane choices: which families get food and which starve, who has housing and who remains homeless, and which families are broken up by the state. In the process, they weaken democracy and betray our most cherished national values.


    This deeply researched and passionate book could not be more timely.



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    Price: $40.00
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  • Autopia: The Future of Cars
    Autopia: The Future of Cars
    ISBN: 9781786496348
    Title: Autopia: The Future of Cars
    Author: BENTLEY JON

    Cars are one of the most significant human creations. They changed our cities. They changed our lives. They changed everything. But in the next thirty years, this technology will itself change enormously. If Google get their way, are we all going to be ferried around in tiny electric bubble-cars? Or will we watch robots race a bionic Lewis Hamilton? And what about the future of classic cars? In Autopia, TV presenter and journalist Jon Bentley celebrates motoring's rich heritage and meets the engineers (and coders) who are transforming cars forever. From mobile hotel rooms to electric battery technology; from hydrogen-powered cars to jetpacks, Autopia is the essential guide to the future of our greatest invention. Fully designed with illustrations and photographs, this will be the perfect book for car and technology enthusiasts everywhere.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Becoming an Ethical Hacker
    Becoming an Ethical Hacker
    ISBN: 9781501167911
    Title: Becoming an Ethical Hacker
    Author: RIVLIN GARY

    An acclaimed investigative journalist explores ethical hacking and presents a reader-friendly, informative guide to everything there is to know about entering the field of cybersecurity.It's impossible to ignore the critical role cybersecurity plays within our society, politics, and the global order. In Becoming an Ethical Hacker, investigative reporter Gary Rivlin offers an easy-to-digest primer on what white hat hacking is, how it began, and where it's going, while providing vivid case studies illustrating how to become one of these "white hats" who specializes in ensuring the security of an organization's information systems. He shows how companies pay these specialists to break into their protected systems and networks to test and assess their security. Readers will learn how these white hats use their skills to improve security by exposing vulnerabilities before malicious hackers can detect and exploit them. Weaving practical how-to advice with inspiring case studies, Rivlin provides concrete, practical steps anyone can take to pursue a career in the growing field of cybersecurity.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $31.00
    $31.00
  • Billion Dollar Burger
    Billion Dollar Burger
    ISBN: 9780349420332
    Title: Billion Dollar Burger
    Author: PURDY CHASE

    A fast-paced, gripping insider account of the entrepreneurs and renegades racing to bring lab-grown meat to the world.

    The trillion-dollar meat industry is one of our greatest environmental hazards; it pollutes more than all the world's fossil-fuel-powered cars. Global animal agriculture is responsible for deforestation, soil erosion and more emissions than air travel, paper mills and coal mining combined. It also depends on the slaughter of more than 60 billion animals per year, a number that is only increasing as the global appetite for meat swells. The whole world seems to be sleepwalking into a food crisis.

    But a band of doctors, scientists, activists and entrepreneurs have been racing to end animal agriculture as we know it, hoping to fulfill a dream of creating meat without ever having to kill an animal. This is the story of a group of seven vegans quietly working to solve one the most pressing issues we face today, creating the biggest upheaval to the food business in decades along the way.

    In Billion Dollar Burger, Chase Purdy explores the companies at the cutting edge of the nascent food technology sector, from polarizing activist-turned-tech CEO Josh Tetrick to lobbyists and regulators on both sides of the issue. Billion Dollar Burger follows the people fighting to upend our food system as they butt up against the entrenched interests fighting viciously to stop them. It will take readers on a truly global journey from Silicon Valley to China, by way of Israel and the UK.

    The stakes are monumentally high: cell-cultured meat is the best hope for sustainable food production, a key to fighting climate change, a gold mine for the companies that make it happen and an existential threat for the farmers and meatpackers that make our meat today.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Black Software: The Internet & Racial Justice, from the AfroNet to Black Lives Matter
    Black Software: The Internet & Racial Justice, from the AfroNet to Black Lives Matter
    ISBN: 9780190863845
    Title: Black Software: The Internet & Racial Justice, from the AfroNet to Black Lives Matter
    Author: MCILWAIN CHARLTON D.

    Activists, pundits, politicians, and the press frequently proclaim today's digitally mediated racial justice activism the new civil rights movement. As Charlton D. McIlwain shows in this book, the story of racial justice movement organizing online is much longer and varied than most peopleknow. In fact, it spans nearly five decades and involves a varied group of engineers, entrepreneurs, hobbyists, journalists, and activists. But this is a history that is virtually unknown even in our current age of Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Black Lives Matter.Beginning with the simultaneous rise of civil rights and computer revolutions in the 1960s, McIlwain, for the first time, chronicles the long relationship between African Americans, computing technology, and the Internet. In turn, he argues that the forgotten figures who worked to make blackpolitics central to the Internet's birth and evolution paved the way for today's explosion of racial justice activism. From the 1960s to present, the book examines how computing technology has been used to neutralize the threat that black people pose to the existing racial order, but also how blackpeople seized these new computing tools to build community, wealth, and wage a war for racial justice.Through archival sources and the voices of many of those who lived and made this history, Black Software centralizes African Americans' role in the Internet's creation and evolution, illuminating both the limits and possibilities for using digital technology to push for racial justice in the UnitedStates and across the globe.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $51.00
    $51.00
  • Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet
    Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet
    ISBN: 9780593329443
    Title: Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet
    Author: EVANS CLAIRE L.

    If you loved Hidden Figures or The Rise of the Rocket Girls, you'll love Claire Evans' breakthrough book on the women who brought you the internet--written out of history, until now.

    "This is a radically important, timely work," says Miranda July, filmmaker and author of The First Bad Man. The history of the internet is more than just alpha nerds, brogrammers, and male garage-to-riches billionaires. Female visionaries have always been at the vanguard of technology and innovation. In fact, women turn up at the very beginning of every important wave in technology. They may have been hidden in plain sight, their inventions and contributions touching our lives in ways we don't even realize, but they have always been part of the story. In a world where tech companies are still male-dominated and women are often dissuaded from STEM careers, Broad Band shines a much-needed light on the bright minds history forgot, from pioneering database poets, data wranglers, and hypertext dreamers to glass ceiling-shattering dot com-era entrepreneurs. Get to know Ada Lovelace, who wove the first computer program in 1842, and Grace Hopper, the tenacious mathematician who democratized computing after World War II. Meet Elizabeth "Jake" Feinler, the one-woman Google who kept the earliest version of the Internet online, and Stacy Horn, the New York cyberpunk who ran one of the world's earliest social networks out of her New York City apartment in the 1980s. Join the ranks of the pioneers who defied social convention to become leaders of the tech revolution. This electrifying corrective to tech history introduces us all to our long-overlooked tech mothers and grandmothers--showing us that if there's a "boy's club" that dominates Silicon Valley today, it's an anachronism.

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    Price: $37.00

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  • Build Your Own Gaming PC
    Build Your Own Gaming PC
    ISBN: 9781785216688
    Title: Build Your Own Gaming PC
    Author: BARNES ADAM

    This updated edition of the Build Your Own Gaming PC Manual will help readers get the performance they want on a budget they can afford. Whether you want the cutting-edge technology or are just interested in streaming video for playing the latest hit games, readers will find the guidance needed to make their perfect PC a reality. Regardless of if they are looking to upgrade an existing computer or build a new one from scratch, they'll be able to play the newest games in style and be ready to face the challenges of next year's hottest titles. The new edition includes information on virtual reality, along with all the latest software, accessories and video technology.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Catalyst: How to Change Anyone's Mind
    Catalyst: How to Change Anyone's Mind
    ISBN: 9781471193774
    Title: Catalyst: How to Change Anyone's Mind
    Author: BERGER JONAH

    From the author of& New York Times& bestsellers& Contagious& and& Invisible Influence& comes a revolutionary approach to changing anyone's mind.

    Everyone has something they want to change. Marketers want to change their customers' minds and leaders want to change organisations. Start-ups want to change industries and nonprofits want to change the world. But change is hard. Often, we persuade and pressure and push, but nothing moves. Could there be a better way?

    This book takes a different approach. Successful change agents know it's not about pushing harder, or providing more information, it's about being a catalyst. Catalysts remove roadblocks and reduce the barriers to change. Instead of asking, "How could I change someone's mind?" they ask a different question: "Why haven't they changed already? What's stopping them?"

    The Catalyst& identifies the key barriers to change and how to mitigate them. You'll learn how catalysts change minds in the toughest of situations: how hostage negotiators get people to come out with their hands up and how marketers get new products to catch on, how leaders transform organisational culture and how activists ignite social movements, how substance abuse counselors get addicts to realise they have a problem and how political campaigners change deeply rooted political beliefs.

    This book is designed for anyone who wants to catalyse change. It provides a powerful way of thinking and a range of techniques that can lead to extraordinary results. Whether you're trying to change one person, transform an organisation, or shift the way an entire industry does business, this book will teach you how to become a catalyst.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
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  • Cell Tower
    Cell Tower
    ISBN: 9781501348815
    Title: Cell Tower
    Author: JONES STEVEN E.


    Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.


    Cropping up everywhere, whether steel latticework or tapered monopoles, encrusted with fiberglass antennas, cell towers raise up high into the air the communications equipment that channels our calls, texts, and downloads. For security reasons, their locations are never advertised. But it's our romantic notions of connectivity that hide them in plain sight. We want the network to be invisible, ethereal, and ubiquitous. The cell tower stands as a challenge to these desires.


    Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in the The Atlantic.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
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  • Chasing Shadows: Visions of Our Coming Transparent World
    Chasing Shadows: Visions of Our Coming Transparent World
    ISBN: 9780765382597
    Title: Chasing Shadows: Visions of Our Coming Transparent World
    Author: BRIN DAVID (ED)


    David Brin, Hugo award-winning author ofThe Uplift War, presentsChasing Shadows, a collection of short stories and essays by other science fiction luminaries. As we debate Internet privacy, revenge porn, the NSA, and Edward Snowden, cameras get smaller, faster, and more numerous. Has Orwell's Big Brother finally come to pass? Or have we become a global society of thousands of Little Brothers--watching, judging, and reporting on one another?


    Partnering with the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination, and inspired by Brin's nonfiction bookThe Transparent Society, noted author and futurist David Brin and scholar Stephen Potts have compiled essays and short stories from writers such as Robert J. Sawyer, James Morrow, William Gibson, Damon Knight, Jack McDevitt, and many others to examine the benefits and pitfalls of technologic transparency in all its permutations.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Click Here To Kill Everybody: Security & Survival In A Hyper-Connected World
    Click Here To Kill Everybody: Security & Survival In A Hyper-Connected World
    ISBN: 9780393357448
    Title: Click Here To Kill Everybody: Security & Survival In A Hyper-Connected World
    Author: SCHNEIER BRUCE


    From driverless cars to smart thermostats, from autonomous stock-trading systems to drones equipped with their own behavioral algorithms, the Internet now has direct effects on the physical world. Forget data theft: cutting-edge digital attackers can now literally crash your car, pacemaker, and home security system, as well as everyone else's.


    In Click Here to Kill Everybody, best-selling author Bruce Schneier explores the risks and security implications of our new, hyper-connected era, and lays out common-sense policies that will allow us to enjoy the benefits of this omnipotent age without falling prey to the consequences of its insecurity.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $32.00
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  • Coders: Who They Are, What They Think & How They Are Changing Our World
    Coders: Who They Are, What They Think & How They Are Changing Our World
    ISBN: 9781529019001
    Title: Coders: Who They Are, What They Think & How They Are Changing Our World
    Author: THOMPSON CLIVE


    'Masterful . . . [Thompson] illuminates both the fascinating coders and the bewildering technological forces that are transforming the world in which we live.' David Grann, author of The Lost City of Z


    Facebook's algorithms shaping the news. Uber's cars flocking the streets. Revolution on Twitter and romance on Tinder. We live in a world constructed of computer code. Coders - software programmers - are the people who built it for us. And yet their worlds and minds are little known to outsiders.


    In Coders, Wired columnist Clive Thompson presents a brilliantly original anthropological reckoning with the most influential tribe in today's world, interrogating who they are, how they think, what they value, what qualifies as greatness in their world, and what should give us pause.


    One of the most prominent journalists writing on technology today, Clive Thompson takes us into the minds of coders, the most quietly influential people on the planet, in a journey into the heart of the machine - and the men and women who made it.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Creativity Code: Art & Innovation in the Age of AI
    Creativity Code: Art & Innovation in the Age of AI
    ISBN: 9780008288198
    Title: Creativity Code: Art & Innovation in the Age of AI
    Author: DU SAUTOY MARCUS


    Will a computer ever compose a symphony, write a prize-winning novel, or paint a masterpiece? And if so, would we be able to tell the difference?


    As humans, we have an extraordinary ability to create works of art that elevate, expand and transform what it means to be alive.


    Yet in many other areas, new developments in AI are shaking up the status quo, as we find out how many of the tasks humans engage in can be done equally well, if not better, by machines. But can machines be creative? Will they soon be able to learn from the art that moves us, and understand what distinguishes it from the mundane?


    In The Creativity Code, Marcus du Sautoy examines the nature of creativity, as well as providing an essential guide into how algorithms work, and the mathematical rules underpinning them. He asks how much of our emotional response to art is a product of our brains reacting to pattern and structure, and exactly what it is to be creative in mathematics, art, language and music.


    Marcus finds out how long it might be before machines come up with something creative, and whether they might jolt us into being more imaginative in turn. The result is a fascinating and very different exploration into both AI and the essence of what it means to be human.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
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  • Deep Fakes & the Infocalypse
    Deep Fakes & the Infocalypse
    ISBN: 9781913183523
    Title: Deep Fakes & the Infocalypse
    Author: SCHICK NINA

    It will soon be impossible to tell what is real and what is fake.

    Recent advances in AI mean that by scanning images of a person (for example using Facebook), a powerful machine learning system can create new video images and place them in scenarios and situations which never actually happened. When combined with powerful voice AI, the results are utterly convincing.

    So-called 'Deep Fakes' are not only a real threat for democracy but they take the manipulation of voters to new levels. They will also affect ordinary people. This crisis of misinformation we are facing has been dubbed the 'Infocalypse'.

    Using her expertise from working in the field, Nina Schick reveals shocking examples of Deep Fakery and explains the dangerous political consequences of the Infocalypse, both in terms of national security and what it means for public trust in politics. She also unveils what it means for us as individuals, how Deep Fakes will be used to intimidate and to silence, for revenge and fraud, and how unprepared governments and tech companies are.

    As a political advisor to select technology firms, Schick tells us what we need to do to prepare and protect ourselves. Too often we build the cool technology and ignore what bad guys can do with it before we start playing catch-up. But when it comes to Deep Fakes, we urgently need to be on the front foot.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Digital Minimalism: On Living Better with Less Technology
    Digital Minimalism: On Living Better with Less Technology
    ISBN: 9780241453575
    Title: Digital Minimalism: On Living Better with Less Technology
    Author: NEWPORT CAL


    What a timely and useful book! It's neither hysterical nor complacent - a workable guide to being thoughtful about digital media. It's already made me rethink some of my media use in a considered way - Naomi Alderman, author of The Power

    Cut down on screen time and get your technology use in check


    The urge to pick up our phones every few minutes has become a nervous twitch that shatters our time into shards too small to be present. Our addiction to tech leaves us feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. But it doesn't have to be that way.


    In this timely book, professor Cal Newport shows us how to pair back digital distractions and live better with less technology.


    Introducing us to digital minimalists -- the calm, happy people who can hold long conversations without furtive glances at their phones or obsessively document everything they eat -- Newport reveals how to live more intentionally in our tech-saturated world.


    By following a thirty-day 'digital declutter' process, you'll learn to:


    · Rethink your relationship with social media
    · Prioritize 'high bandwidth' conversations over low quality text chains
    · Rediscover the pleasures of the offline world


    Take back control from your devices and become a digital minimalist.


    ----------------


    'Digital Minimalism is the Marie Kondo of mobile phones' Evening Standard

    'An eloquent, powerful and enjoyably practical guide to cutting back on screen time' The Times


    'An urgent call to action for anyone serious about being in command of their own life' Ryan Holiday

    'Cal's call for meaningful and engaged interactions is just what the world needs right now' Daniel Levitin, author of The Organised Mind



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
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  • Everybody Lies: What the Internet Can Tell Us about Who We Really Are
    Everybody Lies: What the Internet Can Tell Us about Who We Really Are
    ISBN: 9781408894736
    Title: Everybody Lies: What the Internet Can Tell Us about Who We Really Are
    Author: STEPHENS-DAVIDOWITZ SETH

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAN ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEARA NEW STATESMAN BOOK OF THE YEAR'This book is about a whole new way of studying the mind ... Endlessly fascinating' Steven Pinker'A whirlwind tour of the modern human psyche' EconomistEverybody lies, to friends, lovers, doctors, pollsters - and to themselves. In Internet searches, however, people confess the truth.Insightful, funny and always surprising, Everybody Lies explores how this huge collection of data, unprecedented in human history, could just be the most important ever collected. It offers astonishing insights into the human psyche, revealing the biases deeply embedded within us, the questions we're afraid to ask that might be essential to our well-being, and the information we can use to change our culture for the better.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
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  • Facebook
    Facebook
    ISBN: 9780241297940
    Title: Facebook
    Author: LEVY STEVEN

    In his sophomore year of college, Mark Zuckerberg created a simple website to serve as a campus social network. But the site caught on like wildfire, and soon students nationwide were on Facebook.

    Today, Facebook is nearly unrecognizable from Zuckerberg's first, modest iteration. It has grown into a tech giant, the largest social media platform and one of the most gargantuan companies in the world with over 2.23 billion global users.

    Love it or hate it, there is no denying the power and omnipresence of Facebook in daily life. And in light of growing scandals surrounding election-influencing 'fake news' accounts, the mining of its users' personal data, and growing discontent with the actions of its founder and CEO, never has the company been more central to the international conversation.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Concious Computers, & the Future of Humanity
    Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Concious Computers, & the Future of Humanity
    ISBN: 9781501158575
    Title: Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Concious Computers, & the Future of Humanity
    Author: REESE BYRON

    As we approach a great turning point in history when technology is poised to redefine what it means to be human, The Fourth Age offers fascinating insight into AI, robotics, and their extraordinary implications for our species. "If you only read just one book about the AI revolution, make it this one" (John Mackey, cofounder and CEO, Whole Foods Market).

    In The Fourth Age, Byron Reese makes the case that technology has reshaped humanity just three times in history: 100,000 years ago, we harnessed fire, which led to language; 10,000 years ago, we developed agriculture, which led to cities and warfare; 5,000 years ago, we invented the wheel and writing, which lead to the nation state.

    We are now on the doorstep of a fourth change brought about by two technologies: AI and robotics. "Timely, highly informative, and certainly optimistic" (Booklist), The Fourth Age provides an essential background on how we got to this point, and how--rather than what--we should think about the topics we'll soon all be facing: machine consciousness, automation, changes in employment, creative computers, radical life extension, artificial life, AI ethics, the future of warfare, superintelligence, and the implications of extreme prosperity.

    By asking questions like "Are you a machine?" and "Could a computer feel anything?", Reese leads you through a discussion along the cutting edge in robotics and AI, and provides a framework by which we can all understand, discuss, and act on the issues of the Fourth Age and how they'll transform humanity

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Future is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies are Transforming Business, Industries & Our Lives
    Future is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies are Transforming Business, Industries & Our Lives
    ISBN: 9781982143213
    Title: Future is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies are Transforming Business, Industries & Our Lives
    Author: DIAMANDIS PETER H & KOTLER STEVEN

    From the& New York Times& bestselling authors of& Abundance& and& Bold& comes a practical playbook for technological convergence in our modern era.
    In their book& Abundance, bestselling authors and futurists Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler tackled grand global challenges, such as poverty, hunger, and energy. Then, in& Bold, they chronicled the use of exponential technologies that allowed the emergence of powerful new entrepreneurs. Now the bestselling authors are back with& The Future Is Faster Than You Think,& a blueprint for how our world will change in response to the next ten years of rapid technological disruption.

    Technology is accelerating far more quickly than anyone could have imagined. During the next decade, we will experience more upheaval and create more wealth than we have in the past hundred years. In this gripping and insightful roadmap to our near future, Diamandis and Kotler investigate how wave after wave of exponentially accelerating technologies will impact both our daily lives and society as a whole. What happens as AI, robotics, virtual reality, digital biology, and sensors crash into 3D printing, blockchain, and global gigabit networks? How will these convergences transform today's legacy industries? What will happen to the way we raise our kids, govern our nations, and care for our planet?

    Diamandis, a space-entrepreneur-turned-innovation-pioneer, and Kotler, bestselling author and peak performance expert, probe the science of technological convergence and how it will reinvent every part of our lives--transportation, retail, advertising, education, health, entertainment, food, and finance--taking humanity into uncharted territories and reimagining the world as we know it.

    As indispensable as it is gripping,& The Future Is Faster Than You Think& provides a prescient look at our impending future.

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  • Globotics Upheaval: Globalisation, Robotics & the Future of Work
    Globotics Upheaval: Globalisation, Robotics & the Future of Work
    ISBN: 9781474609029
    Title: Globotics Upheaval: Globalisation, Robotics & the Future of Work
    Author: BALDWIN RICHARD


    Automation, AI and robotics are changing our lives quickly - but digital disruption goes much further than we realise. In The Globotics Upheaval, Richard Baldwin, one of the world's leading globalisation experts, explains that exponential growth in computing, transmission and storage capacities is also creating a new form of 'virtual' globalisation that could undermine the foundations of middle-class prosperity in the West.


    When technology enables talented people from around the world to be a virtual presence in any given office, the hundreds of millions of people who have hitherto been protected by their skills will no longer be quite so secure. What measures will people and governments take in response to such a tectonic economic and cultural shift?


    Looking back at previous industrial revolutions, and using modern technological developments as a lens through which to view the future, Richard Baldwin will examine these issues and more, issues which, sooner or later, will be important to each and every one of us.



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    Price: $38.00
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  • Human Compatible AI & the Problem of Control
    Human Compatible AI & the Problem of Control
    ISBN: 9780141987507
    Title: Human Compatible AI & the Problem of Control
    Author: RUSSELL STUART

    Creating superior intelligence would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, according to the world's pre-eminent AI expert, it could also be the last.

    In this groundbreaking book, Stuart Russell explains why he has come to consider his own discipline an existential threat to his own species, and lays out how we can change course before it's too late. There is no one better placed to assess the promise and perils of the dominant technology of the future than Russell, who has spent decades at the forefront of AI research. Through brilliant analogies and crisp, lucid prose, he explains how AI actually works, how it has an enormous capacity to improve our lives - but why we must ensure that we never lose control of machines more powerful than we are. Here Russell shows how we can avert the worst threats by reshaping the foundations of AI to guarantee that machines pursue our objectives, not theirs.

    Profound, urgent and visionary, Human Compatible is the one book everyone needs to read to understand a future that is coming sooner than we think.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
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  • Human's Guide to Machine Intelligence How Algorithms Are Shaping Our Lives & How We Can Stay in Control
    Human's Guide to Machine Intelligence How Algorithms Are Shaping Our Lives & How We Can Stay in Control
    ISBN: 9780525560906
    Title: Human's Guide to Machine Intelligence How Algorithms Are Shaping Our Lives & How We Can Stay in Control
    Author: HOSANAGAR KARTIK

    A Wharton professor and tech entrepreneur examines how algorithms and artificial intelligence are starting to run every aspect of our lives, and how we can shape the way they impact us

    Through the technology embedded in almost every major tech platform and every web-enabled device, algorithms and the artificial intelligence that underlies them make a staggering number of everyday decisions for us, from what products we buy, to where we decide to eat, to how we consume our news, to whom we date, and how we find a job. We've even delegated life-and-death decisions to algorithms--decisions once made by doctors, pilots, and judges. In his new book, Kartik Hosanagar surveys the brave new world of algorithmic decision-making and reveals the potentially dangerous biases they can give rise to as they increasingly run our lives. He makes the compelling case that we need to arm ourselves with a better, deeper, more nuanced understanding of the phenomenon of algorithmic thinking. And he gives us a route in, pointing out that algorithms often think a lot like their creators--that is, like you and me.

    Hosanagar draws on his experiences designing algorithms professionally--as well as on history, computer science, and psychology--to explore how algorithms work and why they occasionally go rogue, what drives our trust in them, and the many ramifications of algorithmic decision-making. He examines episodes like Microsoft's chatbot Tay, which was designed to converse on social media like a teenage girl, but instead turned sexist and racist; the fatal accidents of self-driving cars; and even our own common, and often frustrating, experiences on services like Netflix and Amazon. A Human's Guide to Machine Intelligence is an entertaining and provocative look at one of the most important developments of our time and a practical user's guide to this first wave of practical artificial intelligence.

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  • Hype Machine: the Madness of Crowds in the New Social Age
    Hype Machine: the Madness of Crowds in the New Social Age
    ISBN: 9780008277130
    Title: Hype Machine: the Madness of Crowds in the New Social Age
    Author: ARAL SINAN

    In this brilliant smart-thinking book about the power and influence of social media, Professor Sinan Aral shows how 'hyper-socialization' has profoundly changed us.
    Why does fake news spread faster than the truth?

    Do products and ideas become popular because they are good or because they are rated highly online?

    How does influence actually work and what does it mean to be influential?

    Which strategies and tactics can help businesses survive and thrive in the New Social Age?

    Human beings have always been a social species. We've been communicating and cooperating with one another since the dawn of time. But today, something is different. Over the last decade, we've doused the fire of human interaction with high octane gasoline. We've created technologies that massively amplify the ways in which we interact with one another, automated by machine intelligence that is designed to inform, stimulate and entertain us. Together these technologies constitute what Sinan Aral calls the 'Hype Machine'. Digital platforms like Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter are injecting the influence of peers into our daily decisions, driving the products we buy, how we vote and even who we love.

    Packed with original research conducted by Aral and his team, The Hype Machine describes the impact of social media on statecraft, politics, voting, business and public health, and shows us how to adapt our society to the hyper-socialized state the Hype Machine has wrought.

    This is a fascinating book that provides counterintuitive and surprising answers to some of the most hotly debated topics of our connected, digital era, as it impacts society.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Insane Mode: How Elon Musk's Tesla Sparked An Electric Revolution To End The Age Of Oil
    Insane Mode: How Elon Musk's Tesla Sparked An Electric Revolution To End The Age Of Oil
    ISBN: 9780571327676
    Title: Insane Mode: How Elon Musk's Tesla Sparked An Electric Revolution To End The Age Of Oil
    Author: MCKENZIE HAMISH


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    Price: $25.00
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  • Is Technology Making Us Sick? A Primer for the 21st Century
    Is Technology Making Us Sick? A Primer for the 21st Century
    ISBN: 9780500295311
    Title: Is Technology Making Us Sick? A Primer for the 21st Century
    Author: DOUGLAS IAN


    Modern technology has undoubtedly enhanced our lives in numerous, powerful ways--we can now communicate in real time with friends and colleagues around the world, and do mundane tasks such as shopping or banking at a touch. But has there been a detrimental effect on our health and happiness? Is Technology Making Us Sick? assesses the impact of our increased screen time and everyday interactions with modern technology, the ways we relate to others, and on our mental and physical health.


    In Is Technology Making Us Sick?, expert Ian Douglas traces the development of human interaction with technology over the last thirty years. His in-depth analysis dissects the key issues, including the consequences of social media and gaming on self-esteem, brain development, anxiety levels, loneliness, depression, and personal relationships; and the impact on our stress levels of always being plugged into the internet. Ultimately, Is Technology Making Us Sick? offers strategies to combat habit-forming products and presents ways to take advantage of revolutionary technology without falling victim to its negative impacts.



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    Price: $30.00
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  • Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
    Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
    ISBN: 9780141981802
    Title: Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
    Author: TEGMARK MAX

    In this authoritative and eye-opening book, Max Tegmark describes and illuminates the recent, path-breaking advances in Artificial Intelligence and how it is poised to overtake human intelligence. How will AI 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 leaving people lacking income or purpose? What career advice should we give today's kids? How can we make future AI systems more robust, so that they do what we want without crashing, malfunctioning or getting hacked? Should we fear an arms race in lethal autonomous weapons? Will machines eventually outsmart us at all tasks, replacing humans on the job market and perhaps altogether? Will AI help life flourish like never before or give us more power than we can handle?

    What sort of future do you want? This book empowers you to join what may be the most important conversation of our time. It doesn't shy away from the full range of viewpoints or from the most controversial issues--from superintelligence to meaning, consciousness and the ultimate physical limits on life in the cosmos.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00

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  • LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media
    LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media
    ISBN: 9780358108474
    Title: LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media
    Author: SINGER P W; BROOKING EMERSON T

    Social media has been weaponized, as state hackers and rogue terrorists have seized upon Twitter and Facebook to create chaos and destruction. This urgent report is required reading, from defense expert P.W. Singer and Council on Foreign Relations fellow Emerson Brooking. Social media are transforming war, crime, and diplomacy. Terrorists can broadcast attacks, "Twitter wars" produce real-world casualties, and enemy movements can be tracked on social platforms. War, tech, and politics have blurred into a new battle space that's as close as our own phones. P. W. Singer and Emerson Brooking tackle the mind-bending questions that arise when war goes online. In this world, ISIS copies the Twitter tactics of Taylor Swift, an accountant in Georgia foils terrorists thousands of miles away, and OSINT (open source intelligence) outpaces other forms of espionage. What can be kept secret in a world of networks? Does social media expose the truth or bury it? And what role do ordinary people now play in international conflicts? Delving ever deeper into the darkest corners of the web, we meet the unexpected warriors of social media, such as the rapper turned jihadist PR czar and the Russian hipsters who wage unceasing infowars against the West. Finally, looking to the crucial years ahead, LikeWar outlines a radical new paradigm for understanding and defending against the unprecedented threats of our networked world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
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  • Live Work Work Work Die: A Journey into the Savage Heart of Silicon Valley
    Live Work Work Work Die: A Journey into the Savage Heart of Silicon Valley
    ISBN: 9781925713725
    Title: Live Work Work Work Die: A Journey into the Savage Heart of Silicon Valley
    Author: PEIN COREY

    At the height of the startup boom, journalist Corey Pein set out for Silicon Valley with little more than a smartphone and his wits. His goal- to learn how such an overhyped industry could possibly sustain itself as long as it has. Determined to cut through the clichUs of big tech - the relentless optimism, the incessant repetition of vacuous buzzwords - Pein decided that he would need to take an approach as unorthodox as the companies he would soon be covering. To truly understand the delirious reality of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, he knew, he would have to inhabit that perspective - he would have to become an entrepreneur. Thus he begins his journey - skulking through gimmicky tech conferences, pitching his over-the-top business ideas to investors, and interviewing a cast of outrageous characters- cyborgs and con artists, Teamsters and transhumanists, jittery hackers and naive upstart programmers whose entire lives are managed by their employers - who work endlessly and obediently, never thinking to question their place in the system.

    In showing us this frantic world, Pein challenges the positive self-image that the tech tycoons have crafted - as benevolent creators of wealth and opportunity - to reveal their self-justifying views and their insidious visions for the future. Vivid and incisive,Live Work Work Work Dieis a troubling portrait of a self-obsessed industry bent on imposing its disturbing visions on the rest of us.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
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  • Machine Never Blinks: A Graphic History of Spying & Surveillance
    Machine Never Blinks: A Graphic History of Spying & Surveillance
    ISBN: 9781683962823
    Title: Machine Never Blinks: A Graphic History of Spying & Surveillance
    Author: GREENBERG IVAN & PATTERSON EVERETT

    In The Machine Never Blinks, the story of surveillance is presented from its earliest days, to help you more fully understand today's headlines about every-increasing, constant, and unrelenting monitoring and global data collection. It's a threat to your rights, privacy, dignity, and sanity. This book spans surveillance from the Trojan Horse, through 9/11 and to the so-called War on Terror, which enabled the exponential growth of government and corporate intercepts and databases. It also explains spying as entertainment (reality TV) and convenience (smart speakers). Take a look around... Who's watching you right now?

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $44.00
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  • Medium Is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects
    Medium Is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects
    ISBN: 9780141035826
    Title: Medium Is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects
    Author: MCLUHAN MARSHALL

    Marshall McLuhan is the man who predicted the all-pervasive rise of the modern mass media.  Blending text, image and photography, his 1960s classic The Medium is the Massage illustrates how the growth of technology utterly reshapes society, personal lives and sensory perceptions, so that we are effectively shaped by the means we use to communicate.  This concept, and his ideas such as rolling, up-to-the-minute news broadcasts and the media 'global village' have proved decades ahead of their time.

    Well known for coining the term 'Global Village', Marshall McLuhan's thinking was, and still is, revolutionary. His theories, many of which are illustrated in this astonishing 'inventory of effects', force us to question how modes of communication have shaped society. This is an astonishing work by a truly astonishing man. "The Penguin on Design" series includes the works of creative thinkers whose writings on art, design and the media have changed our vision forever. This is one of four books in that series.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
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  • Megatech: Technology In 2050
    Megatech: Technology In 2050
    ISBN: 9781781259726
    Title: Megatech: Technology In 2050
    Author: FRANKLIN DANIEL (EDITOR)

    Technology moves fast - so where will it have taken us by 2050? How will it affect the way we live? And how far are we willing to let it go? In Megatech, distinguished scientists, industry leaders, star academics and acclaimed science-fiction writers join journalists from The Economist to explore answers to these questions and more.Twenty experts in the field, including Nobel prize-winner Frank Wilczek, Silicon Valley venture-capitalist Ann Winblad, philanthropist Melinda Gates and science-fiction author Alastair Reynolds identify the big ideas, fantastic inventions and potentially sinister trends that will shape our future. Join them to explore a brave new world of brain-computer interfaces, vat-grown cruelty-free meat, knitted cars and guided bullets. The writers predict the vast changes that technology will bring to everything from food production to health care, energy output, manufacturing and the military balance. They also consider the impact on jobs, and how we can prepare for the opportunities, as well as the dangers, that await. Thought-provoking, engaging and full of insight from the forefront of tech innovation, Megatech is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand tomorrow's world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Net Privacy: How We Can Be Free in an Age of Surveillance
    Net Privacy: How We Can Be Free in an Age of Surveillance
    ISBN: 9781742236063
    Title: Net Privacy: How We Can Be Free in an Age of Surveillance
    Author: MOLITORISZ SACHA

    Billion-dollar fines for Facebook. Cambridge Analytica. Edward Snowden. Apps on our smartphones tracking our every move. Privacy may be a defining issue of our age, but it is also one of the least understood. Our digital world confuses what we know about privacy — what is public, what is private. Do old ethical and legal norms apply to new, digital media? How did the conditions of privacy become so uncertain that we are unsure about our own right to privacy? What can protect us from allowing corporations, governments, hackers and insidious websites to know more about us than we want them to? Rigorous and engaging, this book examines the minutiae of our digital lives while drawing on a philosophy of ethical and legal frameworks based on the thinking of philosopher Immanuel Kant. With a firm eye on the cutting edge of digital developments, Sacha Molitorisz outlines a robust model of individual consent. Of urgent importance, this book spells out conceptual and practical steps to ensure our shared future is not dystopian. It shows not only that informed privacy is fundamental to us as individuals, but that in the digital world we need an enforceable regulatory framework to secure our relationships with others and to safeguard our democracies. 'If you undress in front of an open window, it's your own fault. Sacha Molitorisz makes you realise that you're undressing in a glasshouse and your clothes are made of cellophane.' — Shaun Micallef, satirist and ex-lawyer '...[A] comprehensive analysis that offers a much-needed guide to, and thereby hope for, preserving and enhancing privacy, and with it, human dignity and democracy that are otherwise profoundly threatened on numerous fronts...' — Charles Ess, University of Oslo 'Net Privacy is a must-read for regulators, scholars and anyone else grappling with issues around online privacy. It concisely explains how technological innovation has fundamentally reshaped privacy and provides a compelling alternative vision for privacy law and regulation.' — James Meese, RMIT University 'Net Privacy delivers both a call to action, and an action plan, on one of the most important and complex issues of our time.' — Kayleen Manwaring, UNSW 'Written in a highly readable style, and drawing on a rich set of allusions to popular culture and cross-country comparisons, Molitorisz draws on Kantian ethics as a universal measuring stick, providing a prescription for privacy that would shore up our individual and relational autonomy. A much-needed account in troubled digital times.' — Sara Bannerman, McMaster University 'Molitorisz brings an engaging philosophical discussion to the networked complexities of internet privacy threats and abuses in a way that is both attractive and accessible for his readers.' — Tim Dwyer, University of Sydney

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • New Dark Age: Technology &  the End of the Future
    New Dark Age: Technology & the End of the Future
    ISBN: 9781786635488
    Title: New Dark Age: Technology & the End of the Future
    Author: BRIDLE JAMES


    "New Dark Age is among the most unsettling and illuminating books I've read about the Internet, which is to say that it is among the most unsettling and illuminating books I've read about contemporary life." - New Yorker

    As the world around us increases in technological complexity, our understanding of it diminishes. Underlying this trend is a single idea: the belief that our existence is understandable through computation, and more data is enough to help us build a better world.

    In reality, we are lost in a sea of information, increasingly divided by fundamentalism, simplistic narratives, conspiracy theories, and post-factual politics. Meanwhile, those in power use our lack of understanding to further their own interests. Despite the apparent accessibility of information, we're living in a new Dark Age.

    From rogue financial systems to shopping algorithms, from artificial intelligence to state secrecy, we no longer understand how our world is governed or presented to us. The media is filled with unverifiable speculation, much of it generated by anonymous software, while companies dominate their employees through surveillance and the threat of automation.

    In his brilliant new work, leading artist and writer James Bridle surveys the history of art, technology, and information systems, and reveals the dark clouds that gather over our dreams of the digital sublime.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • News: a User's Manual
    News: a User's Manual
    ISBN: 9780307476838
    Title: News: a User's Manual
    Author: DE BOTTON ALAIN

    "The News: A User's Manual "is an insightful analysis of the impact of the incessant news machine on us and our culture.
    The news is everywhere. We can't stop constantly checking it on our computer screens, but what is this doing to our minds? We are never taught how to make sense of the torrent of news we face daily, which has a huge influence on our sense of what matters and of how we should lead our lives. Alain de Botton takes twenty-five archetypal news stories--including an airplane crash, a murder, a celebrity interview, and a political scandal--and submits them to intense analysis. Why are disaster stories often so uplifting? Why do we enjoy watching politicians being brought down? Why are upheavals in far-off lands often so boring? What makes the love lives of celebrities so interesting? De Botton has written the ultimate guide for our frenzied era, designed to bring calm, understanding, and a measure of sanity to a news-obsessed age.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00

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  • No Rules Rules: Netflix & the Culture of Reinvention
    No Rules Rules: Netflix & the Culture of Reinvention
    ISBN: 9780753553664
    Title: No Rules Rules: Netflix & the Culture of Reinvention
    Author: HASTINGS REED & MEYER ERIN

    Netflix cofounder Reed Hastings reveals for the first time the unorthodox culture behind one of the world's most innovative, imaginative, and successful companies

    There's never before been a company like Netflix. Not only because it has led a revolution in the entertainment industries; or because it generates billions of dollars in annual revenue; or even because it is watched by hundreds of millions of people in nearly 200 countries. When Reed Hastings co-founded Netflix, he developed a set of counterintuitive and radical management principles, defying all tradition and expectation, which would allow the company to reinvent itself over and over on the way to becoming one of the most loved brands in the world.

    Rejecting the conventional wisdom under which other companies operate, Reed set new standards, valuing people over process, emphasizing innovation over efficiency, and giving employees context, not controls. At Netflix, adequate performance gets a generous severance and hard work is irrelevant. At Netflix, you don't try to please your boss, you give candid feedback instead. At Netflix, employees never need approval, and the company always pays top of market. When Hastings and his team first devised these principles, the implications were unknown and untested, but over just a short period of time they have led to unprecedented flexibility, speed, and boldness. The culture of freedom and responsibility has allowed the company to constantly grow and change as the world, and its members' needs, have also transformed.

    Here for the first time, Hastings and Erin Meyer, bestselling author of The Culture Map and one of the world's most influential business thinkers, dive deep into the controversial philosophies at the heart of the Netflix psyche, which have generated results that are the envy of the business world. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with current and past Netflix employees from around the globe and never-before-told stories of trial and error from his own career, No Rules Rules is the full, fascinating, and untold story of a unique company making its mark on the world.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00

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