The Unintended Consequences of Technology
Solutions, Breakthroughs, and the Restart We Need
1. Auflage Oktober 2021
288 Seiten, Hardcover
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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.
PART I: HOW HUMANITY GOT INTO THIS MESS
Chapter 1: Capitalism: The Cult of Self Sufficiency
Chapter 2: Tech-States: Are Nation-States Obsolete?
PART II: TECHNOLOGIES AND TRENDS WITH LOTS OF PROMISE BUT ALSO UNCERTAINTY
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
To learn more, visit: helloucot.com/; christopherategeka.com/; Twitter: @chrisategeka