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

Author: Vivek Wadhwa; Alex Salkever
Publisher: Oakland : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2017.
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Teaching readers to evaluate the potential impact of any new technology, this book presents three simple questions to ask: Does it have the potential to benefit everyone equally? What are its risks and rewards? And does it promote autonomy or dependence? --
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wadhwa, Vivek.
Driver in the driverless car.
Oakland, CA : BK Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., a BK Business book [2017]
(DLC) 2016052693
(OCoLC)961161017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vivek Wadhwa; Alex Salkever
ISBN: 9781626569720 162656972X 9781626569737 1626569738
OCLC Number: 973832597
Description: 1 online resource (237 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Introduction; PART ONE: The Here and Now; 1 A Bitter Taste of Dystopia; 2 Welcome to Moore's World; 3 How Change Will Affect Us Personally and Why Our Choices Matter; 4 If Change Is Always the Answer, What Are the Questions?; PART TWO: Does the Technology Have the Potential to Benefit Everyone Equally?; 5 The Amazing and Scary Rise of Artificial Intelligence; 6 Remaking Education with Avatars and A.I; 7 We Are Becoming Data; Our Doctors, Software; PART THREE: What Are the Risks and the Rewards? 8 Robotics and Biology: The Inevitable Merging of Man and Machine9 Security and Privacy in an Era of Ubiquitous Connectivity; 10 The Drones Are Coming; 11 Designer Genes, the Bacteria in Our Guts, and Precision Medicine; PART FOUR: Does the Technology Foster Autonomy or Dependency?; 12 Your Own Private Driver: Self-Driving Cars, Trucks, and Planes; 13 When Your Scale Talks to Your Refrigerator: The Internet of Things; 14 The Future of Your Body Is Electric; 15 Almost Free Energy and Food; Conclusion: So Will It Be Star Trek or Mad Max?; Notes; Acknowledgments; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I. JK; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z; About the Authors.

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Teaching readers to evaluate the potential impact of any new technology, this book presents three simple questions to ask: Does it have the potential to benefit everyone equally? What are its risks and rewards? And does it promote autonomy or dependence? --

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