Tools for Thought
by Howard Rheingold
Publisher: The MIT Press 2000
Number of pages: 360
Where will our new machines take us? Back in 1985, forward-thinking Howard Rheingold asked research pioneers to describe the nascent personal-computer revolution and its trajectory. The book is an excellent slice of "retrospective futurism" -- showing how we got to our largely wired world and where we might find ourselves in the future, as well as exploring some might-have-been scenarios that still seemed likely in the '80s.
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by Gregory J. E. Rawlins - The MIT Press
The book is a mixture of futuristic prophecy and historical perspective covering all aspects of computer technology, some frightening, some fanciful. Rawlins reminds us that computers can only reflect the needs and values of their users.
by Martin Ford - Acculant
This groundbreaking book by a computer engineer and entrepreneur shows how accelerating technology is likely to have a highly disruptive influence on our economy in the near future, and may well already be a factor in the current global crisis.
'Lentis: The Social Interface of Technology' is a guidebook to the realm where technological phenomena and social phenomena intersect. If we think of technology and society as domains that overlap, the common domain they share is a lens in shape.
by Dario J. Toncich - Chrystobel Engineering
In this book, we examine the basic threads that form a complex mesh in which business and industry, in the developed world, must function. The basic threads are historical, political and technological but there are numerous other threads.