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- BenBella Books, Inc. 2012; US$ 16.99
In Ray Kurzweil?s New York Times bestseller The Singularity is Near , the futurist and entrepreneur describes the Singularity, a likely future utterly different than anything we can imagine. The Singularity is triggered by the tremendous growth of human and computing intelligence that is an almost inevitable outcome of Moore's Law. Since the book's... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 10.99
The digital age. An age of isolation, warped communication, disintegrating community. Where unfiltered and unregulated information pours relentlessly into our lives, destroying what it means to be human. Or an age of marvels. Where there is a world of wonder at our fingertips. Where we can communicate across the globe, learn in the blink of... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 8.99
"In an age where the answer to every question is at your fingertips, where does the human brain fit in?" In one hand-held object, we are able to manage all of our calendars, documents, and interpersonal relationships with such ease that many people are lost when forced to do perform these tasks without the aid of electronics. Often heard are the... more...
- Canongate Books 2011; US$ 9.96
The advent of the internet has been one of the most significant technological developments in history. In this thought-provoking and groundbreaking work David Eagleman, author of international bestseller SUM, presents six ways in which the net saves us from major existential threats: epidemics, poor information flow, natural disasters, political corruption,... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 24.99
Technology was the blessing and the bane of the twentieth century. Human life span nearly doubled in the West, but in no century were more human beings killed by new technologies of war. Improvements in agriculture now feed increasing billions, but pesticides and chemicals threaten to poison the earth. Does technology improve us or diminish us? Enslave... more...
- Lexington Books 2012; US$ 82.99
Engineers and Communities traces the evolution of a small but important innovation in Brazil from 1980 through 2005. Through a series of grand experiments with participatory water and sanitation, coalitions of engineers, planners, public officials, and residents revealed the essential elements of how urban services can be made to be more inclusive.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95
In this incessantly readable, groundbreaking work, Vincente makes vividly clear how we can bridge the widening gap between people and technology. He investigates every level of human activity†-†from simple matters such as our hand-eye coordination to complex human systems such as government regulatory agencies, and why businesses would benefit from... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 2.99
With The Ice Palace That Melted Away , Bill Stumpf, the designer of the first ergonomic chair, addresses the symbiotic relationship between design and the way we live, the often deadening effect of technology, and his hopes for a more humane future. As a designer associated with Herman Miller, Inc., for more than twenty years, Stumpf has been thinking... more...
- Prometheus Books 2012; US$ 11.99
Smart phones and social media sites may be contemporary fixations, but using technology to replace face-to-face interactions is not a new cultural phenomenon. Throughout our history, intimacy with machines has often supplanted mutual human connection. This book reveals how consumer technologies changed from analgesic devices that soothed the loneliness... more...