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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 15.34

    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...

  • The Real World of Technologyby Ursula M. Franklin

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 16.95

    In this expanded edition of her bestselling 1989 CBC Massey Lectures, renowned scientist and humanitarian Ursula M. Franklin examines the impact of technology upon our lives and addresses the extraordinary changes since The Real World of Technology was first published. In four new chapters, Franklin tackles contentious issues, such as the dilution... more...

  • Contextby Cory Doctorow

    Tachyon Publications 2011; US$ 9.95

    One of the internet?s most celebrated hi-tech culture mavens returns with this second collection of essays and polemics. Discussing complex topics in an accessible manner, Cory Doctorow shares visions of a future where artists control their own destinies and where freedom of expression is tempered with the view that creators need to benefit from... more...

  • Falling for Scienceby Bernard Beckett

    Random House New Zealand 2011; US$ 31.12

    Brilliant examination of evolution vs creationism and of Intelligent Design by an award-winning author. 'What is consciousness? Is evolution compatible with traditional religion? Does time exist or is it just our way of ordering experiences? Could a machine ever think? What do scientists really mean when they call something a fact?' Modern science... more...