The Driver in the Driverless Car

How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future (1st Ed.)

Imagine the different futures new technologies could create: are they the ones you'd want?

By Vivek Wadhwa and Alex Salkever Read by Julie Eickhoff Business Development / Nonfiction / Science / Technology English, Unabridged 4h 53m Sell Sheet
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Description
							Technology is advancing faster than ever-but is it for better or for worse? On the one hand, astonishing technology developments from personalized genomics to self-driving cars could make our lives healthier, safer, and easier. On the other hand, those same technologies could create a frightening and alienating future. How can we make appropriate decisions about whether to adopt new technologies? Vivek Wadhwa and Alex Salkever propose that we ask three questions: Does the technology have the potential to benefit everyone equally? What are the risks and the rewards? And does the technology more strongly promote autonomy or independence? To showcase the power of these questions, they subject a host of new and potential technologies to them-but it's up to the reader to decide.
Reviews

"Vivek raises one of the most important issues of our time -- the use of technology to uplift rather than displace humans. His book provides an invaluable guide for assessing the benefits and risks of future technologies." - Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft

"Brilliant book! Our constantly-in-change world is now running on 'exponential time,' and this disruption has huge consequences. Vivek gives us the prism to make sense of it all." - John Sculley, former CEO of Apple