What Technology Wants

Author: Kevin Kelly

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101444467

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

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From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Inevitable— a sweeping vision oftechnology as a living force that can expand our individual potential This provocative book introduces a brand-new view of technology. It suggests that technology as a whole is not a jumble of wires and metal but a living, evolving organism that has its own unconscious needs and tendencies. Kevin Kelly looks out through the eyes of this global technological system to discover "what it wants." He uses vivid examples from the past to trace technology's long course and then follows a dozen trajectories of technology into the near future to project where technology is headed. This new theory of technology offers three practical lessons: By listening to what technology wants we can better prepare ourselves and our children for the inevitable technologies to come. By adopting the principles of pro-action and engagement, we can steer technologies into their best roles. And by aligning ourselves with the long-term imperatives of this near-living system, we can capture its full gifts. Written in intelligent and accessible language, this is a fascinating, innovative, and optimistic look at how humanity and technology join to produce increasing opportunities in the world and how technology can give our lives greater meaning. From the Hardcover edition.

Digitaler Minimalismus

Besser leben mit weniger Technologie

Author: Cal Newport

Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft

ISBN: 3962670610

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

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In seinem Bestseller Konzentriert arbeiten bewies Cal Newport bereits, dass ablenkungsfreie Konzentration die Arbeitseffektivität steigert und die Reduktion der technischen Geschäftigkeit enorm viel Zeit und Nerven einspart – so arbeitet es sich nicht nur effektiver, sondern auch glücklicher. In seinem neuen Buch Digitaler Minimalismus spinnt er diesen Gedanken noch weiter und zeigt, dass der Schlüssel zu einem guten Leben in der Hightech-Welt darin besteht, die Nutzung der Technologien in allen Bereichen des Lebens auf das Wesentlichste zu reduzieren. Mithilfe seiner Methode zum Digital Detox wird man lernen, digitalen Ablenkungen künftig zu widerstehen, Online-Tools nur intentional zu nutzen und das Leben so um ein Vielfaches zu vereinfachen. Ein unverzichtbarer Leitfaden für all diejenigen, die sich nach einem entspannten Leben im Abseits der digitalen Welt sehnen.

Technological Forms and Ecological Communication

A Theoretical Heuristic

Author: Piyush Mathur

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498520480

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 316

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This book explores how various technologies play into ecologically-sensitive mass communication. The result is an eco-communicative theory of technology that includes a classification of technology based upon a set of qualitatively detailed eco-communicative principles as well as a profile of the notion of development.

Akten

Medientechnik und Recht

Author: Cornelia Vismann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Akte

Page: 359

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Digital Minimalism

On Living Better with Less Technology

Author: Cal Newport

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241341159

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 4814

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Learn how to combat screen addiction and get your technology use in check The urge to pick up our phones every few minutes has become a nervous twitch that shatters our time into shards too small to be present. Our addiction to tech leaves us feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. But it doesn't have to be that way. In this timely book, professor Cal Newport shows us how to pair back digital distractions and live better with less technology. Introducing us to digital minimalists -- the calm, happy people who can hold long conversations without furtive glances at their phones or obsessively document everything they eat -- Newport reveals how to live more intentionally in our tech-saturated world. By following a thirty-day 'digital declutter' process, you'll learn to: · Rethink your relationship with social media · Prioritize 'high bandwidth' conversations over low quality text chains · Rediscover the pleasures of the offline world Take back control from your devices and become a digital minimalist. ---------------- 'Digital Minimalism is the Marie Kondo of mobile phones' Evening Standard 'An eloquent, powerful and enjoyably practical guide to cutting back on screen time' The Times 'An urgent call to action for anyone serious about being in command of their own life' Ryan Holiday 'Cal's call for meaningful and engaged interactions is just what the world needs right now' Daniel Levitin, author of The Organised Mind

The Second Machine Age

Wie die nächste digitale Revolution unser aller Leben verändern wird

Author: Erik Brynjolfsson,Andrew McAfee

Publisher: Plassen Verlag

ISBN: 3864702224

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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Computer sind mittlerweile so intelligent geworden, dass die nächste industrielle Revolution unmittelbar bevorsteht. Wer profitiert, wer verliert? Antworten auf diese Fragen bietet das neue Buch der Technologie-Profis Erik Brynjolfsson und Andrew McAfee. Seit Jahren arbeiten wir mit Computern - und Computer für uns. Mittlerweile sind die Maschinen so intelligent geworden, dass sie zu Leistungen fähig sind, die vor Kurzem noch undenkbar waren: Sie fahren Auto, sie schreiben eigene Texte - und sie besiegen Großmeister im Schach. Dieser Entwicklungssprung ist nur der Anfang. In ihrem neuen Buch zeigen zwei renommierte Professoren, welch atemberaubende Entwicklungen uns noch bevorstehen: Die zweite industrielle Revolution kommt! Welche Auswirkungen wird das haben? Welche Chancen winken, welche Risiken drohen? Was geschieht dabei mit den Menschen, was mit der Umwelt? Und was werden Gesellschaft und Politik tun, um die Auswirkungen dieser "neuen digitalen Intelligenz" für alle bestmöglich zu gestalten? Dieses Buch nimmt Sie mit auf eine Reise in eine Zukunft, die schon längst begonnen hat.

Internet: Segen oder Fluch

Author: Kathrin Passig,Sascha Lobo

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644113017

Category: Computers

Page: 320

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Der Siegeszug des Internets ist unaufhaltsam. Zugleich verschärft sich die Debatte zwischen Netzoptimisten und Kritikern. Ob Google Street View, der digitale Mob oder die heiklen Datenmassen auf Facebook und Wikileaks – das Internet verändert unseren Alltag und sorgt für gesellschaftspolitische Diskussionen mit teils kulturkampfartigen Zügen: Macht uns das Smartphone freier oder abhängiger? Sind soziale Medien gut oder schlecht für das Sozialleben? Beeinflusst das Netz unsere Wahrnehmung, unser Denken? Hilft es den Kreativen, oder zerstört es geistiges Eigentum? Unterstützt es die Demokratisierung der Welt, oder erlaubt es Diktaturen die totale Überwachung? Die beiden Internet-Vorreiter Kathrin Passig und Sascha Lobo kennen die Streitfälle und Positionen zum Netz. Nun, nach der ersten großen Welle der digitalen Revolution, ziehen sie Bilanz: Sie erörtern klug, unterhaltsam und mit enormer Sachkenntnis alle drängenden Probleme, geben Antworten und wagen den Ausblick, wohin sich unsere vernetzte Welt entwickeln wird. Ein wichtiger, klärender Beitrag zur Debatte, eine glänzende Analyse unserer Gegenwart und ein Blick in die Zukunft.

Zeitbombe Internet

Warum unsere vernetzte Welt immer störanfälliger und gefährlicher wird

Author: Thomas Fischermann,Götz Hamann

Publisher: Gütersloher Verlagshaus

ISBN: 3641063361

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Die unsichtbare Bedrohung: Steht uns ein Super-Gau im Internet bevor? Innerhalb eines Jahrzehnts ist die Internetwirtschaft zur zentralen Infrastruktur und zur größten Geldmaschine der Welt geworden. Ein Ende der Erfolgsgeschichte scheint nicht in Sicht. Doch in Wahrheit steuert das weltumspannende Netz, das Konzerne, Behörden und Computerfreaks geknüpft haben, gerade auf die größte Krise seiner Geschichte zu. Die Technik gerät an ihre Grenzen, Benutzer rebellieren gegen viele Innovationen, die Politik droht zu überziehen. Thomas Fischermann und Götz Hamann zeigen in ihrem Buch, wie es so weit kommen konnte - und was man dagegen tun kann.

The Laws of Robots

Crimes, Contracts, and Torts

Author: Ugo Pagallo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400765649

Category: Law

Page: 200

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This book explores how the design, construction, and use of robotics technology may affect today’s legal systems and, more particularly, matters of responsibility and agency in criminal law, contractual obligations, and torts. By distinguishing between the behaviour of robots as tools of human interaction, and robots as proper agents in the legal arena, jurists will have to address a new generation of “hard cases.” General disagreement may concern immunity in criminal law (e.g., the employment of robot soldiers in battle), personal accountability for certain robots in contracts (e.g., robo-traders), much as clauses of strict liability and negligence-based responsibility in extra-contractual obligations (e.g., service robots in tort law). Since robots are here to stay, the aim of the law should be to wisely govern our mutual relationships.

The Essential Manager

How to Thrive in the Global Information Jungle

Author: James W. Cortada

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119004934

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

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This book discusses the evolution of management as a professionover the past two decades and how it continues to evolve. It goeson to describe the new style of management and makesrecommendations for what today’s and tomorrow’smanagers must know and how to work. Offers ways to think about your role as a manager in order tooptimize your effectiveness toward uncertain and turbulentchanges Discusses current realities in which management currentlyoperates Provides a historical background of managerial practices andhow they’ve evolved in the present workplace

Who Do You Want Your Customers to Become?

Author: Michael Schrage

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422187853

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 77

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Who do you want your customers to become? According to MIT innovation expert and thought leader Michael Schrage, if you aren’t asking this question, your strategic marketing and innovation efforts will fail. In this latest HBR Single, Schrage provides a powerful new lens for getting more value out of innovation investment. He argues that asking customers to do something different doesn’t go far enough—serious marketers and innovators must ask them to become something different instead. Even more, you must invest in their capabilities and competencies to help them become better customers. Schrage’s primary insight is that innovation is an investment in your client, not just a transaction with them. To truly innovate today, designing new products or features or services won’t get you there. Only by designing new customers—thinking of their future state, being the conduit to their evolution—will you transform your business. Schrage explains how the above question (what he calls “The Ask”) will incite you and your team to imagine and design ideal customer outcomes as the way to drive your business’s future. The Single is organized around six key insights and includes practical exercises to help you apply the question to your current situation. Schrage also includes examples from well-known companies—Google, Facebook, Disney, Starbucks, Apple, IKEA, Dyson, Ryanair, and others—to illustrate just what is possible when you apply “The Ask.” Marketing executives, brand managers, strategic innovators, and entrepreneurs alike should understand how successful innovation rebrands the client and not the product. A requisite question for its time, Who Do You Want Your Customers To Become will liberate you and your team from ‘innovation myopia’—and turn your innovation efforts on their head. HBR Singles provide brief yet potent business ideas, in digital form, for today's thinking professional.

Summary: New Rules for the New Economy

Review and Analysis of Kelly's Book

Author: BusinessNews Publishing

Publisher: Primento

ISBN: 2511016214

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 15

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The must-read summary of Kevin Kelly's book: "New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World". This complete summary of the ideas from Kevin Kelly's book "New Rules for the New Economy" shows how our world is now focused on connectivity. The new economy is all about communication becoming deeper, more cost effective and wider than ever before. In his book, the author demonstrates how the future of this network is the future of the planet's economic system. This summary presents readers with the 10 fundamental principles of network economics. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Expand your knowledge To learn more, read "New Rules for the New Economy" and discover how the world of communication is changing and what this means for the future.

The Biologist's Imagination

Innovation in the Biosciences

Author: William Hoffman,Leo Furcht

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199361320

Category: Science

Page: 296

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Scholars and policymakers alike agree that innovation in the biosciences is key to future growth. The field continues to shift and expand, and it is certainly changing the way people live their lives in a variety of ways. With a large share of federal research dollars devoted to the biosciences, the field is just beginning to live up to its billing as a source of innovation, economic productivity and growth. Vast untapped potential to imagine and innovate exists in the biosciences given new tools now widely available. In The Biologist's Imagination, William Hoffman and Leo Furcht examine the history of innovation in the biosciences, tracing technological innovation from the late eighteenth century to the present and placing special emphasis on how and where technology evolves. Place is often key to innovation, from the early industrial age to the rise of the biotechnology industry in the second half of the twentieth century. The book uses the distinct history of bioinnovation to discuss current trends as they relate to medicine, agriculture, energy, industry, ecosystems, and climate. Fast-moving research fields like genomics, synthetic biology, stem cell research, neuroscience, bioautomation and bioprinting are accelerating these trends. Hoffman and Furcht argue that our system of bioscience innovation is itself in need of innovation. It needs to adapt to the massive changes brought about by converging technologies and the globalization of higher education, workforce skills, and entrepreneurship. The Biologist's Imagination is both a review of past models for bioscience innovation and a forward-looking, original argument for what future models should take into account.

The Moral Arc

How Science Makes Us Better People

Author: Michael Shermer

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 0805096930

Category: Science

Page: 560

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Bestselling author Michael Shermer's exploration of science and morality that demonstrates how the scientific way of thinking has made people, and society as a whole, more moral From Galileo and Newton to Thomas Hobbes and Martin Luther King, Jr., thinkers throughout history have consciously employed scientific techniques to better understand the non-physical world. The Age of Reason and the Enlightenment led theorists to apply scientific reasoning to the non-scientific disciplines of politics, economics, and moral philosophy. Instead of relying on the woodcuts of dissected bodies in old medical texts, physicians opened bodies themselves to see what was there; instead of divining truth through the authority of an ancient holy book or philosophical treatise, people began to explore the book of nature for themselves through travel and exploration; instead of the supernatural belief in the divine right of kings, people employed a natural belief in the right of democracy. In The Moral Arc, Shermer will explain how abstract reasoning, rationality, empiricism, skepticism--scientific ways of thinking--have profoundly changed the way we perceive morality and, indeed, move us ever closer to a more just world.

The Knowledge

How to Rebuild our World from Scratch

Author: Lewis Dartnell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448137381

Category: Science

Page: 352

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If the world as we know it ended tomorrow, how would you survive? A nuclear war, viral pandemic or asteroid strike. The world as we know it has ended. You and the other survivors must start again. What knowledge would you need to start rebuilding civilisation from scratch? How do you grow food, generate power, prepare medicines, or get metal out of rocks? Could you avert another Dark Ages, or take shortcuts to accelerate redevelopment? Living in the modern world, we have become disconnected from the basic processes and key fundamentals of science that sustain our lives. Ingenious and groundbreaking, The Knowledge explains everything you need to know about everything, revolutionising your understanding of the world. ‘A glorious compendium of the knowledge we have lost in the living...the most inspiring book I’ve read in a long time’ Independent ‘A terrifically engrossing history of science and technology’ Guardian http://the-knowledge.org/

The Silent Revolution

How Digitalization Transforms Knowledge, Work, Journalism and Politics without Making Too Much Noise

Author: M. Bunz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137373504

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 134

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Critically engaging, illustrative and with numerous examples, The Silent Revolution delivers a philosophically informed introduction to current debates on digital technology and calls for a more active role of humans towards technology.

Remote

Office Not Required

Author: Jason Fried,David Heinemeier Hansson

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 080413751X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Basecamp founders Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson explore the "work from home" phenomenon and show precisely how a remote work setup can be accomplished in Remote. The Industrial Revolution's "under one roof" model of conducting work is steadily declining as technology creates virtual workspaces that allow employees to provide their vital contribution without physically clustering together. Today, the new paradigm is "move work to the workers, rather than workers to the workplace." Remote work increases the talent pool, reduces turnover, lessens the real estate footprint, and improves the ability to conduct business across multiple time zones, to name just a few advantages. As Fried and Hansson explain the challenges and unexpected benefits of this phenomenon, they show why--with a few controversial exceptions such as Yahoo--more businesses will want to promote this model of getting things done.