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The Unintended Consequences of Technology

Solutions, Breakthroughs, and the Restart We Need

Ategeka, Chris


1. Auflage Oktober 2021
288 Seiten, Hardcover

ISBN: 978-1-119-81759-8
John Wiley & Sons

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Discover the technologies and trends that threaten humanity and our planet--- and how we can rein them back in, together

In The Unintended Consequences of Technology: Solutions, Breakthroughs and the Restart We Need, accomplished tech entrepreneur Chris Ategeka delivers an insightful and eye-opening exploration of the challenges and the opportunities at the intersection of technology, society and our planet. Detailing both positive and negative technology use cases that on one hand have made humanity better, but on the other hand pose a serious threat to individuals and groups across the world, the author demonstrates how to avoid allowing powerful technologies to overcome our better natures.

In this book, you'll:
* Discover how the forces of capitalism, greed and the myths that surround meritocracy when combined with exponential technology pose an existential risk for humanity.
* Explore the many exponential technologies such as gene editing, 5G, behavior modification, cyberspace... that have lots of promise but also uncertainty.
* Consider the future of humanity we wish to collectively build, and whether we can rebuild a capacity for empathy at scale in our tech tools

Perfect for founders, business leaders, executives, managers, Chief Technology Officers, and anyone else [i.e. all human beings] responsible for the use and proliferation of advanced technologies. The Unintended Consequences of Technology is a thought-provoking, must-read resource for those at the forefront of our new technological reality.



Chapter 1: Capitalism: The Cult of Self Sufficiency

Chapter 2: Tech-States: Are Nation-States Obsolete?


Chapter 3: Data: What Is the Data Industrial Complex?

Chapter 4: Artificial Intelligence: Will Humans Soon Be Irrelevant?

Chapter 5: Blockchain: Can Trust Be Decentralized?

Chapter 6: Conditioning: From Human to User to an Addicted "Drug" User

Chapter 7: Genomics: What Happens When Humans Play God?

Chapter 8: Bioengineering: What Are the Limits of the New Cyborg?

Chapter 9: 5G: Is This A New "Cold War" You've Never Heard Of?

Chapter 10: Trust in the Era of Willful Ignorance: Is Truth Over?

Chapter 11: Warfare: Is "Cyber" the New "Gunpowder"?

Chapter 12: Work: Why Do People Work?

Chapter 13: E-Waste: You Thought Ocean Plastics Were Bad?

Chapter 14: Climate: Are Humans the New "Weapons of Mass Destruction"?

Chapter 15: Ethics: Are Universal Ethical Principles Possible in Technology?

Chapter 16: Interdependence: How Are Technology, Humans, and All Other Systems' Fates Bound Together?

Chapter 17: Restart: The Most Powerful Vote We Have: The Ballot, Money, or Attention?


About the Author

CHRIS ATEGEKA is an engineer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is the founder of the Center for the Unintended Consequences of Technology [UCOT] a company that focuses on finding solutions to the challenges at the intersection of technology and humanity. He was named to Forbes magazine's 30 Under 30 in 2014, is an Echoing Green Fellow, a TED Fellow, and was recently recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
To learn more, visit:;; Twitter: @chrisategeka