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Navigating and Influencing a World Controlled by Powerful New Technologies

Doll-Steinberg, Daniel / Leaf, Stuart


1. Auflage September 2023
400 Seiten, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-394-20990-3
John Wiley & Sons

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How a broad range of new immensely powerful technologies is disrupting and transforming every corner of our reality--and why you must act and adapt

Unsupervised: Navigating and Influencing a World Controlled by Powerful New Technologies examines the fast-emerging technologies and tools that are already starting to completely revolutionize our world. Beyond that, the book takes an in-depth look at how we have arrived at this dizzying point in our history, who holds the reins of these formidable technologies, mostly without any supervision. It explains why we as business leaders, entrepreneurs, academics, educators, lawmakers, investors or users and all responsible citizens must act now to influence and help oversee the future of a technological world. Quantum computing, artificial intelligence, blockchain, decentralization, virtual and augmented reality, and permanent connectivity are just a few of the technologies and trends considered, but the book delves much deeper, too. You'll find a thorough analysis of energy and medical technologies, as well as cogent predictions for how new tech will redefine your work, your money, your entertainment, your transportation and your home and cities, and what you need to know to harness and prosper from these technologies.

Authors Daniel Doll-Steinberg and Stuart Leaf draw on their decades of building and implementing disruptive technologies, investing and deploying funds, and advising business leaders, governments and supranational bodies on change management, the future of work, innovation and disruption, education and the economy to consider how every area of our lives, society, economy and government will likely witness incredible changes in the coming decade. When we look just a bit further into the future, we can see that the task facing us is to completely reinvent life as we know it--work, resources, war, and even humanity itself will undergo redefinition, thanks to these new and emerging tools. In Unsupervised, you'll consider what these redefinitions might look like, and how we as individuals, and part of society, can prevent powerful new technologies from falling into the wrong hands or be built to harm us.
* Get a primer on the foundational technologies that are reshaping business, pleasure, and life as we know it
* Learn about the lesser known, yet astonishing, technologies set to revolutionize medicine, agriculture, and beyond
* Consider the potential impact of new tech across business sectors--and what it means for you
* Gain the knowledge and inspiration you need to harness your own power and push the future in the direction of good for all of us not just the few
* Explore the best ways to invest in the changes these technologies of the future will bring about

This is a remarkably thorough and comprehensive look at the future of technology and everything it touches. Shining a light on many unsupervised technologies and their unsupervised oligarchy of masters.

Foreword viii

Preface x

Introduction xv

Suggested Reading xxx

Part I Important Technologies You Cannot Ignore 1

Chapter 1 Foundational Technologies 7

Chapter 2 Enabling Technology 43

Chapter 3 Consumer-Facing Hardware Technologies 77

Chapter 4 Important Uses of Technologies You Cannot Ignore 97

Part II The Impact and Implications on Humanity of Disruptive Technologies 137

Chapter 5 Reinventing the Economy 141

Chapter 6 Reinventing Work 171

Chapter 7 Reinventing Education 197

Chapter 8 Reinventing Information and Communication 207

Chapter 9 Reinventing Control 227

Chapter 10 Reinventing the Planet 247

Chapter 11 Reinventing Humans and Humanity 263

Chapter 12 Technology Reinventing Itself 279

Chapter 13 Key Influencers on Frontier Technologies 295

Part III Final Thoughts 327

Chapter 14 Ethics and Policy 329

Chapter 15 Conclusion 339

Chapter 16 Final Word 351

About the Authors 355

Index 357
DANIEL DOLL-STEINBERG, after a career in the early days of global derivatives technology industry, he created one of the first global standards for digital rights management, securing and delivering activation keys and content direct to customers, which helped transform the software industry. Specializing in disruptive technologies, he focused on Blockchain and AI, investing in and transforming real world products and companies with these transformative technologies and in 2017 cofounded the Atari Token Metaverse project. Daniel was appointed by the European Commission, and then the UK government, an expert advisor specializing in education, growth, disruption, and Future of Work policy.

STUART LEAF started his career at Merrill Lynch Capital Markets and Goldman Sachs. He held senior positions in smaller real estate, private equity, and asset management firms, before co-founding Cadogan Management, a Fund of Hedge Funds, in 1994. Investing around the world in a range of different strategies, including a significant exposure to technology, he and his partners grew the funds to $7.5 billion in assets.