Best Social Aspects of Technology Books
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1. Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World
Author: by Cal Newport
Penguin (February 5, 2019)
February 5, 2019
Learn how to switch off and find calm – from the New York Times bestselling author of A World Without Email ‘Digital Minimalism is the Marie Kondo of technology’ 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 ‘What a timely and useful book’ Naomi Alderman, author of The Power Do you find yourself endlessly scrolling through social media or the news while your anxiety rises?
Are you feeling frazzled after a long day of endless video calls? In this timely book, professor Cal Newport shows us how to pair back digital distractions and live a more meaningful life with less technology. By following a ‘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 find calm amongst the chaos with Digital Minimalism.
2. How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy
Author: by Jenny Odell
A New York Times Bestseller *”A complex, smart and ambitious book that at first reads like a self-help manual, then blossoms into a wide-ranging political manifesto.”Jonah Engel Bromwich, The New York Times Book ReviewOne of President Barack Obama’s “Favorite Books of 2019″NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: Time The New Yorker NPR GQ Elle Vulture Fortune Boing Boing The Irish Times The New York Public Library The Brooklyn Public LibraryPorchlight’s Personal Development & Human Behavior Book of the YearIn a world where addictive technology is designed to buy and sell our attention, and our value is determined by our 24/7 data productivity, it can seem impossible to escape.
But in this inspiring field guide to dropping out of the attention economy, artist and critic Jenny Odell shows us how we can still win back our lives. Odell sees our attention as the most preciousand overdrawnresource we have. And we must actively and continuously choose how we use it.
We might not spend it on things that capitalism has deemed important but once we can start paying a new kind of attention, she writes, we can undertake bolder forms of political action, reimagine humankind’s role in the environment, and arrive at more meaningful understandings of happiness and progress.
3. The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life
Author: by Arthur Firstenberg
Chelsea Green Publishing
50,000 copies sold!Cell towers, Wi-fi, 5G: Electricity has shaped the modern world. But how has it affected our health and environment? Over the last 220 years, society has evolved a universal belief that electricity is safe’ for humanity and the planet.
Scientist and journalist Arthur Firstenberg disrupts this conviction by telling the story of electricity in a way it has never been told beforefrom an environmental point of viewby detailing the effects that this fundamental societal building block has had on our health and our planet.
In The Invisible Rainbow, Firstenberg traces the history of electricity from the early eighteenth century to the present, making a compelling case that many environmental problems, as well as the major diseases of industrialized civilizationheart disease, diabetes, and cancerare related to electrical pollution.
4. The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power
Author: by Shoshana Zuboff
The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called “surveillance capitalism,” and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and control our behavior. In this masterwork of original thinking and research, Shoshana Zuboff provides startling insights into the phenomenon that she has named surveillance capitalism.
The stakes could not be higher: a global architecture of behavior modification threatens human nature in the twenty-first century just as industrial capitalism disfigured the natural world in the twentieth. Zuboff vividly brings to life the consequences as surveillance capitalism advances from Silicon Valley into every economic sector.
Vast wealth and power are accumulated in ominous new “behavioral futures markets,” where predictions about our behavior are bought and sold, and the production of goods and services is subordinated to a new “means of behavioral modification.” The threat has shifted from a totalitarian Big Brother state to a ubiquitous digital architecture: a “Big Other” operating in the interests of surveillance capital.
5. The Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives (Exponential Technology Series)
Author: by Peter H. Diamandis
From the New York Times bestselling authors of Abundance and Bold comes a practical playbook for technological convergence in our modern era. In their book Abundance, bestselling authors and futurists Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler tackled grand global challenges, such as poverty, hunger, and energy.
Then, in Bold, they chronicled the use of exponential technologies that allowed the emergence of powerful new entrepreneurs. Now the bestselling authors are back with The Future Is Faster Than You Think, a blueprint for how our world will change in response to the next ten years of rapid technological disruption.
Technology is accelerating far more quickly than anyone could have imagined. During the next decade, we will experience more upheaval and create more wealth than we have in the past hundred years. In this gripping and insightful roadmap to our near future, Diamandis and Kotler investigate how wave after wave of exponentially accelerating technologies will impact both our daily lives and society as a whole.
6. The Common Rule: Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction
Author: by Justin Whitmel Earley
ECPA 2020 Christian Book Award Finalist – New AuthorChristianity Today 2020 Book of the Year Award, tied for top honor Christian Living/Discipleship2020 Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year (“Also Recommended,” Leadership)Habits form us more than we form them. The modern world is a machine of a thousand invisible habits, forming us into anxious, busy, and depressed people.
We yearn for the freedom and peace of the gospel, but remain addicted to our technology, shackled by our screens, and exhausted by our routines. But because our habits are the water we swim in, they are almost invisible to us.
What can we do about it? The answer to our contemporary chaos is to practice a rule of life that aligns our habits to our beliefs. The Common Rule offers four daily and four weekly habits, designed to help us create new routines and transform frazzled days into lives of love for God and neighbor.
Justin Earley provides concrete, doable practices, such as a daily hour of phoneless presence or a weekly conversation with a friend. These habits are common not only because they are ordinary, but also because they can be practiced in community.
7. Industrial Society and Its Future: Unabomber Manifesto
Author: by Theodore John Kaczynski
It is important not to confuse freedom with mere permissiveness. Theodore John Kaczynski (1942-) or also known as the Unabomber, is an Americandomestic terrorist and anarchist who moved to a remote cabin in 1971. The cabin lackedelectricity or running water, there he lived as a recluse while learning how to be self-sufficient.
He began his bombing campaign in 1978 after witnessing the destruction ofthe wilderness surrounding his cabin.
8. The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains: An Introduction to Cryptocurrencies and the Technology that Powers Them (Cryptography, Crypto Trading, Digital Assets, NFT)
Author: by Antony Lewis
Understand Bitcoin, Blockchains, and CryptocurrencyAntony helps us all clearly understand the mechanics of bitcoin and blockchain. Rob Findlay, Founder, Next Money#1 Best Seller in Investing Derivatives and Natural Resource Extraction Industry, Futures, Banks & Banking, Energy & Mining, and Monetary PolicyThere’s a lot of information on cryptocurrency and blockchains out there.
But, for the uninitiated, most of this information can be indecipherable. The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains provides a clear guide to this new currency and the revolutionary technology that powers it. Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies. Gain an understanding of a broad spectrum of Bitcoin topics including the history of Bitcoin, the Bitcoin blockchain, and Bitcoin buying, selling, and mining.
Learn how payments are made, and how to put a value on cryptocurrencies and digital tokens. Blockchain technology. What exactly is a blockchain, how does it work, and why is it important? The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains answers these questions and more.
9. Remote Work Revolution: Succeeding from Anywhere
Author: by Tsedal Neeley
I often talk about the importance of trust when it comes to work: the trust of your employees and building trust with your customers. This book provides a blueprint for how to build and maintain that trust and connection in a digital environment.Eric S.
Yuan, founder and CEO of ZoomA Harvard Business School professor and leading expert in virtual and global work provides remote workers and leaders with the best practices necessary to perform at the highest levels in their organizations. The rapid and unprecedented changes brought on by Covid-19 have accelerated the transition to remote working, requiring the wholesale migration of nearly entire companies to virtual work in just weeks, leaving managers and employees scrambling to adjust.
This massive transition has forced companies to rapidly advance their digital footprint, using cloud, storage, cybersecurity, and device tools to accommodate their new remote workforce. Experiencing the benefits of remote workingincluding nonexistent commute times, lower operational costs, and a larger pool of global job applicantsmany companies, including Twitter and Google, plan to permanently incorporate remote days or give employees the option to work from home full-time.
10. The Art of Invisibility: The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data
Author: by Kevin Mitnick
Back Bay Books
Real-world advice on how to be invisible online from “the FBI’s most wanted hacker” (Wired). Be online without leaving a trace. Your every step online is being tracked and stored, and your identity literally stolen. Big companies and big governments want to know and exploit what you do, and privacy is a luxury few can afford or understand.
In this explosive yet practical book, Kevin Mitnick uses true-life stories to show exactly what is happening without your knowledge, teaching you “the art of invisibility” – online and real-world tactics to protect you and your family, using easy step-by-step instructions.
Reading this book, you will learn everything from password protection and smart Wi-Fi usage to advanced techniques designed to maximize your anonymity. Kevin Mitnick knows exactly how vulnerabilities can be exploited and just what to do to prevent that from happening.
The world’s most famous – and formerly the US government’s most wanted – computer hacker, he has hacked into some of the country’s most powerful and seemingly impenetrable agencies and companies, and at one point was on a three-year run from the FBI.
11. Cyber Crisis: Protecting Your Business from Real Threats in the Virtual World
Author: by Eric Cole
May 18, 2021
Based on news reports, you might think there’s a major cybersecurity threat every four to five months. In reality, there’s a cybersecurity attack happening every minute of every day. Today, we live our livesand conduct our businessonline. Our data is in the cloud and in our pockets on our smartphones, shuttled over public Wi-Fi and company networks.
To keep it safe, we rely on passwords and encryption and private servers, IT departments and best practices. But as you read this, there is a 70 percent chance that your data is compromised … You just don’t know it yet. Cybersecurity attacks have increased exponentially, but because they’re stealthy and often invisible, many underplay, ignore, or simply don’t realize the danger.
By the time they discover a breach, most individuals and businesses have been compromised for over three years. Instead of waiting until a problem surfaces, avoiding a data disaster means acting now to prevent one. In Cyber Crisis, Eric Cole gives readers a clear-eyed picture of the information war raging in cyberspace.
12. Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work
Author: by Steven Kotler
Dey Street Books
National BestsellerCNBC and Strategy + Business Best Business Book of the YearIt’s the biggest revolution you’ve never heard of, and it’s hiding in plain sight. Over the past decade, Silicon Valley executives like Eric Schmidt and Elon Musk, Special Operators like the Navy SEALs and the Green Berets, and maverick scientists like Sasha Shulgin and Amy Cuddy have turned everything we thought we knew about high performance upside down.
Instead of grit, better habits, or 10,000 hours, these trailblazers have found a surprising short cut. They’re harnessing rare and controversial states of consciousness to solve critical challenges and outperform the competition. New York Times bestselling author Steven Kotler and high performance expert Jamie Wheal spent four years investigating the leading edges of this revolutionfrom the home of SEAL Team Six to the Googleplex, the Burning Man festival, Richard Branson’s Necker Island, Red Bull’s training center, Nike’s innovation team, and the United Nations’ Headquarters.
13. Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation
Author: by Blake J. Harris
Dey Street Books
May 13, 2014
Now a documentary on CBS All Access. Following the success of The Accidental Billionaires and Moneyball comes Console Warsa mesmerizing, behind-the-scenes business thriller that chronicles how Sega, a small, scrappy gaming company led by an unlikely visionary and a team of rebels, took on the juggernaut Nintendo and revolutionized the video game industry.
In 1990, Nintendo had a virtual monopoly on the video game industry. Sega, on the other hand, was just a faltering arcade company with big aspirations and even bigger personalities. But that would all change with the arrival of Tom Kalinske, a man who knew nothing about videogames and everything about fighting uphill battles.
His unconventional tactics, combined with the blood, sweat and bold ideas of his renegade employees, transformed Sega and eventually led to a ruthless David-and-Goliath showdown with rival Nintendo. The battle was vicious, relentless, and highly profitable, eventually sparking a global corporate war that would be fought on several fronts: from living rooms and schoolyards to boardrooms and Congress.
14. Spooked: The Trump Dossier, Black Cube, and the Rise of Private Spies
Author: by Barry Meier
Harper (May 18, 2021)
A Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist’s journey into a billon-dollar secret industry that is shaping our world the booming business of private spying, operatives-for-hire retained by companies, political parties and the powerful to dig up dirt on their enemies and, if need be, destroy them.
For decades, private eyes from Allan Pinkerton, who formed the first detective agency in the U.S., to Jules Kroll, who transformed the investigations business by giving it a corporate veneer, private spies were content to stand in the shadows.
Now, that is all changing. High-profile stories grabbing recent headlines the Steele Dossier, Black Cube, the Theranos scandal, Harvey Weinstein’s attacks on his accusers all share a common thread, the involvement of private spies. Today, operatives-for-hire are influencing presidential elections, the news media, government policies and the fortunes of companies..
They are also peering into our personal lives as never before, using off-the shelf technology to listen to our phone calls, monitor our emails, and decide what we see on social media. Private spying has never been cheaper and the business has never been more lucrativejust as its power has never been more pervasive.
15. The Death of Expertise: The Campaign against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters
Author: by Tom Nichols
Oxford University Press
Technology and increasing levels of education have exposed people to more information than ever before. These societal gains, however, have also helped fuel a surge in narcissistic and misguided intellectual egalitarianism that has crippled informed debates on any number of issues.
Today, everyone knows everything: with only a quick trip through WebMD or Wikipedia, average citizens believe themselves to be on an equal intellectual footing with doctors and diplomats. All voices, even the most ridiculous, demand to be taken with equal seriousness, and any claim to the contrary is dismissed as undemocratic elitism.
Tom Nichols’ The Death of Expertise shows how this rejection of experts has occurred: the openness of the internet, the emergence of a customer satisfaction model in higher education, and the transformation of the news industry into a 24 hour entertainment machine, among other reasons.
Paradoxically, the increasingly democratic dissemination of information, rather than producing an educated public, has instead created an army of ill informed and angry citizens who denounce intellectual achievement. When ordinary citizens believe that no one knows more than anyone else, democratic institutions themselves are in danger of falling either to populism or to technocracy or, in the worst case, a combination of both.
16. iGen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy–and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood–and What That Means for the Rest of Us
Author: by Jean M. Twenge PhD
As seen in Time, USA TODAY, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and on CBS This Morning, BBC, PBS, CNN, and NPR, iGen is crucial reading to understand how the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid-1990s and later are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, and from any other generation.
With generational divides wider than ever, parents, educators, and employers have an urgent need to understand today’s rising generation of teens and young adults. Born in the mid-1990s up to the mid-2000s, iGen is the first generation to spend their entire adolescence in the age of the smartphone.
With social media and texting replacing other activities, iGen spends less time with their friends in personperhaps contributing to their unprecedented levels of anxiety, depression, and loneliness. But technology is not the only thing that makes iGen distinct from every generation before them; they are also different in how they spend their time, how they behave, and in their attitudes toward religion, sexuality, and politics.