The Driver in the Driverless Car: How our Technology Choices Will Create the Future download free [PDF and Ebook] by Alex Salkever

The Driver in the Driverless Car: How our Technology Choices Will Create the Future download free [PDF and Ebook] by Alex Salkever year 2017
  • Book name: The Driver in the Driverless Car: How our Technology Choices Will Create the Future
  • Author: Alex Salkever
  • Release date: 2017/6/8
  • Publisher: BERRETT-KOEHLER
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Technology and Engineering
  • ISBN: 9781626569713
  • Rating: 9.93 of 10
  • Votes: 397
  • Review by: Jarod Allan
  • Review rating: 8.94 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/14
  • Total pages: 240
  • Includes a PDF summary of 19 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: A computer beats the reigning human champion of Go, a game harder than chess. Another is composing classical music. Labs are creating life-forms from synthetic DNA. A doctor designs an artificial trachea, uses a 3D printer to produce it, and implants it and saves a child's life. Astonishing technological advances like these are arriving in increasing numbers. Scholar and entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa uses this book to alert us to dozens of them and raise important questions about what they may mean for us. Breakthroughs such as personalized genomics, self-driving vehicles, drones, and artificial intelligence could make our lives healthier, safer, and easier. But the same technologies raise the specter of a frightening, alienating future: eugenics, a jobless economy, complete loss of privacy, and ever-worsening economic inequality. As Wadhwa puts it, our choices will determine if our future is Star Trek or Mad Max. Wadhwa offers us three questions to ask about every emerging technology: Does it have the potential to benefit everyone equally? What are its risks and rewards? And does it promote autonomy or dependence? Looking at a broad array of advances in this light, he emphasizes that the future is up to us to create-that even if our hands are not on the wheel, we will decide the driverless car's destination.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 16H11M59S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Information Technology Industries, Electronics & Communications Engineering, Encyclopaedias & Reference Works, Impact Of Science & Technology On Society, Economic Forecasting, History Of Engineering & Technology
  • Available formats: EPUB, DOC, TCR, OEB, MobiPocket, TXT, WORD, PDF. Compressed in AZW4, CBZ, ZIP, RAR
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 22.85 USD
  • Dimensions: 57x88x9mm
  • Weight: 430.91g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: San Francisco, United States
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