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TEDTalks: Steven Berlin Johnson — Where Good Ideas Come From
People often credit their ideas to individual “Eureka!” moments. But Steven Berlin Johnson believes history tells a different tale. He’s the best-selling author of six books, including the aptly titled Where Good Ideas Come From, that explore the intersection of science, technology, and personal experience. In this fascinating TEDTalk, Johnson takes us from the “liquid networks” of London’s coffee houses to Charles Darwin’s slowly-developed hunch to today’s high-velocity Web.
The Inevitable by An expert tech writer discusses the forces and trends that will revolutionize daily life through the upcoming technological advances of the next thirty years. -- Provided by publisher.
From one of our leading technology thinkers and writers, a guide through the twelve technological imperatives that will shape the next thirty years and transform our lives. Much of what will happen in the next thirty years is inevitable, driven by technological trends that are already in motion. In this fascinating, provocative new book, Kevin Kelly provides an optimistic road map for the future, showing how the coming changes in our lives from virtual reality in the home to an on-demand economy to artificial intelligence embedded in everything we manufacture can be understood as the result of a few long-term, accelerating forces. Kelly both describes these deep trends interacting, cognifying, flowing, screening, accessing, sharing, filtering, remixing, tracking, and questioning and demonstrates how they overlap and are codependent on one another. These larger forces will completely revolutionize the way we buy, work, learn, and communicate with each other. By understanding and embracing them, says Kelly, it will be easier for us to remain on top of the coming wave of changes and to arrange our day-to-day relationships with technology in ways that bring forth maximum benefits. Kellys bright, hopeful book will be indispensable to anyone who seeks guidance on where their business, industry, or life is heading what to invent, where to work, in what to invest, how to better reach customers, and what to begin to put into place as this new world emerges. -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: T173.8 .K45 2016
Publication Date: 2016-06-07
Only Humans Need Apply by "In Only Humans Need Apply, Thomas Hayes Davenport and Julia Kirby reframe the conversation about automation, arguing that the future of increased productivity and business success isn't either human or machine. It's both. The key is augmentation, utilizing technology to help humans work better, smarter, and faster. Instead of viewing these machines as competitive interlopers, we can see them as partners and collaborators in creative problem solving as we move into the next era. The choice is ours,"--Amazon.com.
Call Number: HC79.A9 D38 2016
Publication Date: 2016-05-24
The Robots Are Coming! by "How will automation affect the jobs of factory workers, executives, lawyers, physicians, bankers, accountants, journalists, artists, and many other people over the next decade? Will robots and artificial intelligence lead us to a jobless world? These are increasingly pressing questions as robots and artificial intelligence are already replacing growing numbers of workers, and several studies predict that they may take over an even greater number of occupations in the near future. In his new book, Oppenheimer--a Miami Herald columnist and a member of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team--tells us what the workforce will look like. He traveled to Japan to sleep in a robot-staffed hotel; visited forward-thinking high-tech companies in South Korea, Israel, and Silicon Valley; studied the sales strategies of motorcycle-riding bankers in Costa Rica; dined at a fully automated restaurant in San Francisco; and interviewed some of the world's leading futurists in nearly a dozen countries. The Robots Are Coming! is a trepidatious and alarming exploration of the rise of automation and a cautionary tale about the future of jobs."--Back cover.
Call Number: HD6331 .O6613 2018
Publication Date: 2019-04-30