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  • Digital vs Humanby Richard Watson

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2016; US$ 24.99

    From the author of the international bestseller Future Files comes the one book you need to read to prepare for theworld of tomorrow. On most measures that matter, we?ve never had it so good. Physically, life for humankind has improved immeasurably over the last fifty years. Yet there is a crisis of progress slowly spreading across the world.... more...

  • The Great Accelerationby Robert Colvile

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 18.99

    Flash crashes. Speed dating. Instant messaging. From the devices we carry to the lives we lead, everything is getting faster, faster. But where did this great acceleration come from? And where will it lead? In this vitally important new book, Robert Colvile explains how the cult of disruption in Silicon Valley, the ceaseless advance of technology... more...

  • The Third Waveby Steve Case

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 26.95 US$ 18.99

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER One of America?s most accomplished entrepreneurs?a pioneer who made the Internet part of everyday life and orchestrated the largest merger in the history of business?shares a roadmap for how anyone can succeed in a world of rapidly changing technology. Steve Case?s career began when... more...

  • The Ice People by René Barjavel (Reading Guide)by Bright Summaries

    Primento Digital 2015; US$ 4.99

    In this clear and detailed reading guide, we?ve done all the hard work for you! The Ice People is one of the first French science-fiction novels and was written by René Barjavel. It tells the story of a discovery into the past of mankind that could very well change its future. From a lost civilization to a tragic love story, this novel has... more...

  • Afrofuturism 2.0by Reynaldo Anderson; Charles E. Jones; Tiffany E. Barber; Nettrice Gaskins; Ricardo Guthrie; Grace Gipson; Ken McLeod; tobias c. van Veen; Andrew Rollins; Lonny Avi Brooks; David DeIuliis; Jeff Lohr; Esther Jones; Qiana Whitted

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    This collection examines the applicability of contemporary expressions of Afrofuturism to the fields of Africana studies, cultural studies, and other areas of academic inquiry. The essays within this book identify the twenty-first-century expressions of Afrofuturism emerging in the areas of metaphysics such as speculative philosophy, religion, visual... more...

  • Trees on Marsby Hal Niedzviecki

    Seven Stories Press 2015; US$ 18.95

    The future is big right now?for perhaps the first time, our society is more focused on what is  going to happen in the future  than  what is happening right now . In  Trees on Mars: Our Obsession with the Future , cultural critic and indie entrepreneur Hal Niedzviecki asks how and when we started believing we could and should ?create the future.? What... more...

  • The Brain Electricby Malcolm Gay

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 26.99

    The gripping and revelatory story of the dramatic race to merge the human brain with machines Leading neuroscience researchers are racing to unlock the secrets of the mind. On the cusp of decoding brain signals that govern motor skills, they are developing miraculous technologies to enable paraplegics and wounded soldiers to move prosthetic... more...

  • Superforecastingby Philip E. Tetlock; Dan Gardner

    Crown/Archetype 2015; US$ 28.00

    A  New York Times Bestseller An  Economist  Best Book of 2015 " The most important book on decision making since Daniel Kahneman's  Thinking, Fast and Slow . " ? Jason Zweig,  The Wall Street Journal   Everyone would benefit from seeing further into the future, whether buying stocks, crafting policy, launching a new product, or simply... more...

  • Superforecastingby Philip Tetlock; Dan Gardner

    Random House 2015; US$ 12.68

    What if we could improve our ability to predict the future? Everything we do involves forecasts about how the future will unfold. Whether buying a new house or changing job, designing a new product or getting married, our decisions are governed by implicit predictions of how things are likely to turn out. The problem is, we're not very good at... more...

  • Inquiring into Human Enhancementby Simone Bateman; Jean Gayon; Sylvie Allouche; Jérôme Goffette; Michela Marzano

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 105.00

    Human enhancement has become a major concern in debates about the future of contemporary societies. This interdisciplinary book is devoted to clarifying the underlying ambiguities of these debates, and to proposing novel ways of exploring what human enhancement means and understanding what practices, goals and justifications it entails. more...