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We, Robots: Staying Human in the Age of Big Data

by Curtis White

In the tradition of Jaron Lanier’s You Are Not a Gadget, a rousing, sharply argued—and, yes, inspiring!—reckoning with our blind faith in technology

 

Can technology solve all our problems? Despite overwhelming...


The Time Is At Hand! (New Edition): Scientific Predictions concerning the Future of America, Which are Coming True Now!

by T.L. Harlan

This timely book details amazing predictions soon to take place in America and Israel. ALL of its forecasts have been correct so far! Written by a former U.S. Government Global Strategic Intelligence Analyst,...


Hello, Startup: A Programmer's Guide to Building Products, Technologies, and Teams

by Yevgeniy Brikman

This book is the "Hello, World" tutorial for building products, technologies, and teams in a startup environment. It's based on the experiences of the author, Yevgeniy (Jim) Brikman, as well as interviews with...


The Brain Electric

by Malcolm Gay

The gripping and revelatory story of the dramatic race to merge the human brain with machines

Leading neuroscience researchers are racing to unlock the secrets of the mind. On the cusp of decoding brain signals...


Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work

by Nick Srnicek & Alex Williams

A major new manifesto for a high-tech future free from work

Neoliberalism isn’t working. Austerity is forcing millions into poverty and many more into precarious work, while the left remains trapped in stagnant...


Human-Computer Interface Technologies for the Motor Impaired

by Dinesh K. Kumar & Sridhar Poosapadi Arjunan

Human Computer Interface Technologies for the Motor Impaired examines both the technical and social aspects of human computer interface (HCI). Written by world-class academic experts committed to improving HCI...


Culture and Human-Robot Interaction in Militarized Spaces: A War Story

by Julie, Dr Carpenter, Jai, Dr Galliott & Avery, Professor Plaw

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) personnel are some of the most highly trained people in the military, with a job description that spans defusing unexploded ordnance to protecting VIP’s and state dignitaries....


Competency-Based Education in Aviation: Exploring Alternate Training Pathways

by Tim, Assoc Prof Mavin, Steven, Dr Hodge & Suzanne K, Dr Kearns

Whether a trainee is studying air traffic control, piloting, maintenance engineering, or cabin crew, they must complete a set number of training ‘hours’ before being licensed or certified. The aviation industry...


Team and Collective Training Needs Analysis: Defining Requirements and Specifying Training Systems

by John, Dr Huddlestone, Jonathan, Dr Pike & Don, Professor Harris

Military capability is delivered operationally at a team and collective level, be it a unit as small as a squad or section, or as large as a maritime task group. Modern military forces are required to deal with...


Peer-to-Peer: Harnessing the Power of Disruptive Technologies

by Andy Oram

The term "peer-to-peer" has come to be applied to networks that expect end users to contribute their own files, computing time, or other resources to some shared project. Even more interesting than the systems'...


Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction

by Philip E. Tetlock & Dan Gardner

New York Times Bestseller

An Economist Best Book of 2015

"The most important book on decision making since Daniel Kahneman's Thinking, Fast and Slow."

Jason Zweig, The Wall Street Journal

 

Everyone...


Data Visualization: Principles and Practice, Second Edition

by Alexandru C. Telea

Designing a complete visualization system involves many subtle decisions. When designing a complex, real-world visualization system, such decisions involve many types of constraints, such as performance, platform...


Visualization Analysis and Design

by Tamara Munzner

Learn How to Design Effective Visualization Systems

Visualization Analysis and Design provides a systematic, comprehensive framework for thinking about visualization in terms of principles and design choices....


Feminism, Labour and Digital Media: The Digital Housewife

by Kylie Jarrett

There is a contradiction at the heart of digital media. We use commercial platforms to express our identity, to build community and to engage politically. At the same time, our status updates, tweets, videos,...


The VR Book: Human-Centered Design for Virtual Reality

by Jason Jerald

Virtual reality (VR) potentially provides our minds with direct access to digital media in a way that at first seems to have no limits.However, creating compelling VR experiences is an incredibly complex challenge.When...


Trees on Mars: Our Obsession with the Future

by Hal Niedzviecki

The future is big right now—for perhaps the first time, our society is more focused on what is going to happen in the future than what is happening right now. In Trees on Mars: Our Obsession with the...


Thinking in Promises

by Mark Burgess

Imagine a set of simple principles that could help you to understand how parts combine to become a whole, and how each part sees the whole from its own perspective. If such principles were any good, it shouldn’t...


The Future Of Islam

by Wilfred Scawen Blunt

To Mohammedans the author owes more than a word of apology. A stranger and a sojourner among them, he has ventured on an exposition of their domestic griefs, and has occasionally touched the ark of their religion...


Learning Raspberry Pi

by Shah Samarth

If you have a passion for technology and want to explore the world of Raspberry Pi, then this book provides you with all the tools and information you are looking for. Although being familiar with basic programming...


After Progress: Reason and Religion at the End of the Industrial Age

by John Michael Greer

Progress is the God of the modern world. What happens once God is dead?