What's the Future and Why It's Up to Us

Ranked #87 in Futurism

WTF? can be an expression of amazement or an expression of dismay. In today’s economy, we have far too much dismay along with our amazement, and technology bears some of the blame. In this combination of memoir, business strategy guide, and call to action, Tim O'Reilly, Silicon Valley’s leading intellectual and the founder of O’Reilly Media, explores the upside and the potential downsides of today's WTF? technologies. 

What is the future when an increasing number of jobs can be performed by intelligent machines instead of people, or done only by people in partnership with those...

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Eric Ries Founder/Long-Term Stock ExchangeAn important examination on how technology can shape a better future by one of the smartest thinkers on the subject. (Source)

Cristina Riesen I am reading Tim O' Reilly's "What's the Future and Why It Is Up to Us" as the future of humanity and technology is one of topics I am very passionate about. As Tim says: "the future that we can imagine shouldn't be a dystopian vision of robots that are wiping us out, of climate change that is going to destroy our society. It should be a vision of how we will rise to the challenges that we face in the next century, that we will build an enduring civilization, and that we will build a world that is better for our children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. It should be a vision that we... (Source)

Bryan Johnson I loved [this book]. Especially [the] sections on algorithms and focusing on improving human ability for the future of jobs. (Source)

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