RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 33281938 LA English T1 The road ahead A1 Gates, Bill,, Myhrvold, Nathan., Rinearson, Peter,, PB Viking PP New York YR 1995 SN 0670772895 9780670772896 0670774693 9780670774692 AB What is the information highway? How will the new technology change our lives? Do I have to learn to use a computer? Will my job become obsolete? Welcome to The Road Ahead. We have all been bombarded by the seemingly endless hype about the information highway and the coming age of technology. Now, Bill Gates - who built Microsoft into one of the most successful companies in the world - gives us his vision of what the future holds for us. The Road Ahead is his bird's-eye view of the undiscovered territory on the information highway - an authoritative, thought-provoking, and very readable travel guide for the journey. In this optimistic and refreshingly realistic book, Gates looks ahead to show how the emerging technologies of the digital age will transform all our lives. As he says, we are on the brink of a new revolution, and crossing a technology threshold that will forever change the way we buy, work, learn, and communicate with each other.