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Title:
The driver in the driverless car : how our technology choices will create the future
Author:
Wadhwa, Vivek, author.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Oakland, CA : BK Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., a BK Business Book, [2017]
Physical Description:
xv, 217 pages ; 23 cm.
Summary:
Technology is advancing faster than ever--but for better or for worse? On the one hand, astonishing technology developments such as personalized genomics, self-driving cars, drones, and artificial intelligence could make our lives healthier, safer, and easier. On the other hand, these very same technologies could raise the specter of a frightening and alienating future--eugenics, a jobless economy, a complete loss of privacy, and an ever-worsening spiral of economic inequality. How can we make appropriate decisions about whether and how 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? Does the technology more strongly promote autonomy or independence? They subject a host of new and potential technologies to these questions, but ultimately it is up to the reader to make the final decision. -- Provided by publisher.
Language:
English
Contents:
The here and now.-- A bitter taste of dystopia -- Welcome to Moore's world -- How change will affect us personally and why our choices matter -- If change is always the answer, what are the questions? -- Does the technology have the potential to benefit everyone equally? The amazing and scary rise of artificial intelligence -- Remaking education with avatars and A.I. -- We are becoming data; our doctors, software -- What are the risks and the rewards? Robotics and biology : the inevitable merging of man and machine -- Security and privacy in an era of ubiquitous connectivity -- The drones are coming -- Designer genes, the bacteria in our guts, and precision medicine -- Does the technology foster autonomy or dependency? 12. Your own private driver : self-driving cars, trucks, and planes -- When your scale talks to your refrigerator : the Internet of things -- The future of your body is electric -- Almost free energy and food -- So will it be Star trek or Mad Max?
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ISBN:
9781626569713
Format :
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