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  • What Technology Wantsby Kevin Kelly

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 27.95

    "More thriller than primer, this is the best technology book I have ever read." -Nicholas Negroponte, author of Being Digital In this provocative book, one of today's most respected thinkers turns the conversation about technology on its head by viewing technology as a natural system, an extension of biological evolution. By mapping the behavior... more...

  • Beyond Humanby Elisabeth Malartre; Gregory Benford

    Tom Doherty Associates 2007; US$ 19.99

    Concepts once purely fiction -- robots, cyborg parts, artificial intelligences -- are becoming part of everyday reality. Soon robots will be everywhere, performing surgery, exploring hazardous places, making rescues, fighting fires, handling heavy goods. After a decade or two, they will be as unremarkable as the computer screen is now in offices,... more...

  • The End of Privacyby Charles J. Sykes

    St. Martin's Press 1999; US$ 7.99

    As Justice Louis Brandeis suggested more than a century ago, privacy--the right to be left alone--is the most valued, if not the most celebrated, right enjoyed by Americans. But in the face of computer, video, and audio technology, aggressive and sophisticated marketing databases, state and federal "wars" against crime and terrorism, new laws governing... more...

  • Is the Internet Changing the Way You Think?by John Brockman

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.99

    How is the internet changing the way you think? That is one of the dominant questions of our time, one which affects almost every aspect of our life and future. And it's exactly what John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org, posed to more than 150 of the world's most influential minds. Brilliant, farsighted, and fascinating, Is the Internet Changing... more...

  • Probable Tomorrowsby Marvin Cetron; Owen Davies

    St. Martin's Press 1997; US$ 8.99

    A fascinating look at near-future advances, inventions, products, services, and everyday conveniences that will change how we live and work. Marvin Cetron and Owen Davies explore these changes and the impact they will have on everyday life. For example, by the year 2010: -Personal computers will offer the power of today's supermachines and artificial... more...

  • Network Governance of Global Religionsby Michel S. Laguerre

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95

    This study seeks to explain three models of network governance embedded in digital practices that the mainstream monotheistic religions ? Judaism, Catholic Christianity, and Islam ? have used to lead and manage the worldwide distribution of their local nodes, exploring the connection between network governance and its digital embeddedness and showing... more...

  • Da Vinci Notebooksby Leonardo Vinci

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 9.31

    A dazzling array of invention, insight and observation from perhaps the greatest genius of Western civilisation. Towering across time as the painter of the Mona Lisa, forever famous as a sculptor and an inventor, Leonardo da Vinci was one of the greatest minds of both the Italian Renaissance and Western civilisation. His celebrated notebooks display... more...

  • Information, Power, and Politicsby Sarita Albagli; Maria Lucia Maciel; César Bolaño; Yann Moulier Boutang; Sandra Braman; Giuseppe Cocco; Maria Eduarda da Mota Rocha; Jonatas Ferreira; Alain Herscovici; Maria Nélida González de Gómez; Dan Schiller

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 79.99

    With the spread of information and communication technologies (ICT)s comes the potential for new social and economic equalities. However, as Information, Power, and Politics: Technological and Institutional Mediations demonstrates, these technologies can also act as an impetus for democratizing information and knowledge. more...

  • 100 Ideas that Changed the Worldby Jheni Osman

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 15.98

    Every once in a while, an idea comes along that makes the entire world sit up and take notice. From the earliest understandings of our place in the solar system, via Darwinism, DNA, neutrons and quarks, right up to the theories that are pushing the boundaries of our knowledge today, we are forever propelled forward by our most gifted scientific minds.... more...

  • The Crime of Reasonby Robert B. Laughlin

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 25.95

    A Nobel Laureate physicist argues that ours is not an age of information but an age of disinformation and ignorance, where access to knowledge is becoming increasingly restricted and even criminalized. more...