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The Ancient Ruins Of Rhodesia

Monomotapae Imperium

A fascinating survey, prepared at the turn of the century, of Zimbabwe and numerous other mysterious ruins in Rhodesia. For the past hundred years controversy, often acrimonious and always lively, has surrounded the origins of the great walled structure of Zimbabwe and the lesser, but still very impressive, edifices of Khami, Inyanga and some 200 other sites.

One school of thought has held that the builders were exclusively Bantu and (particularly after dating techniques had been improved) that they were medieval; the rival school has stubbornly maintained that the Bantu, primitive...
Recommended by Charles Onyangoobbo, and 1 others.

Charles OnyangoobboHired in 1902 CE to examine Great Zimbabwe, journalist Richard Hall is his book “The Ancient Ruins of Rhodesia” wrote it had been constructed by “more civilized races” – 9of12 (Source)

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Dr. Kai-Fu Lee—one of the world’s most respected experts on AI and China—reveals that China has suddenly caught up to the US at an astonishingly rapid and unexpected pace.   In AI Superpowers, Kai-fu Lee argues powerfully that because of these unprecedented developments in AI, dramatic changes will be happening much sooner than many of us expected. Indeed, as the US-Sino AI competition begins to heat up, Lee urges the US and China to both accept and to embrace the great responsibilities that come with significant technological power. Most experts already say that AI will have a devastating... more

Yuval Noah HarariA superb and very timely survey of the impact of AI on the geopolitical system, the job market and human society. (Source)

Arianna HuffingtonKai-Fu Lee's experience as an AI pioneer, top investor, and cancer survivor has led to this brilliant book about global technology. AI Superpowers gives us a guide to a future that celebrates all the benefits that AI will bring, while cultivating what is unique about our humanity. It’s one of those books you read and think, ‘Why are people reading any other book right now when this is so clearly... (Source)

Satya NadellaKai-Fu Lee's smart analysis on human-AI coexistence is clear-eyed and a must-read. We must look deep within ourselves for the values and wisdom to guide AI's development. (Source)

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