The Driver in the Driverless Car: How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future PDF download by Alex Salkever

The Driver in the Driverless Car: How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future

Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Publication date: April 2017
ISBN: 9781626569720
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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.
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The Driver in the Driverless Car: How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future PDF download by Alex Salkever
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, April 2017
ISBN: 9781626569720
EAN:  9781626569720
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The Driver in the Driverless Car: How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future ePub download by Alex Salkever
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, April 2017
ISBN: 9781626569737
EAN:  9781626569737
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