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The Driver in the Driverless Car: How Our Technology Choices will Createthe Future by [Wadhwa, Vivek, Salkever, Alex]

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The Driver in the Driverless Car: How Our Technology Choices will Createthe Future Kindle Edition

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“....a succinct and provocative examination of the social and ethical implications of breakthroughs.”
- 2017 Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year - Long List

"Writing with Alex Salkever, Wadhwa ranges over applications from genome editing and the Internet of Things to artificial intelligence, weighing up their potential for risk and the universality of any benefits. Readers may not all share his enthusiasm for autonomous vehicles, but his pointed analyses of the coming transformations add nuance to the debate."
—Barbara Kiser, Books in Brief, Nature Magazine

"I strongly recommend this well-written book. You would be hard put to find another review of technological advance that covers so much ground so succinctly — and at times so provocatively."
—Clive Cookson, Financial Times Summer Books of 2017: Science

"Of all the books I have read so far this year, 'The Driver in the Driverless Car – How our technology choices will create the future' by American technology guru Vivek Wadhwa and tech journalist Alex Salkever impressed me the most."
—Kofi Annan Foundation, Summer Book Club 2017

“Vivek raises one of the most important issues of our time -- the use of technology to uplift rather than displace humans. His book provides an invaluable guide for assessing the benefits and risks of future technologies.”
—Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft

“Exponential technologies are about to transform every aspect of our lives. Understanding the potential and implications of these technologies is crucial to every person and every company. In this book, Vivek provides you a clear and authoritative blueprint for assessing their benefits and risks.”
—Peter H. Diamandis, MD, cofounder and Executive Chairman, Singularity University, and author of New York Times bestsellers Abundance and Bold

“Realizing the promise of the accelerating returns in front of us while avoiding the peril is arguably the most important issue for humankind’s future. Vivek’s new book articulately and insightfully examines the contours of both.”
—Ray Kurzweil, inventor, futurist, and author of The Singularity Is Near and How to Create a Mind

“Brilliant book! Our constantly-in-change world is now running on ‘exponential time,’ and this disruption has huge consequences. Vivek gives us the prism to make sense of it all.”
—John Sculley, former CEO, Apple

“Vivek possesses the brilliance and vision to foretell the technological path that will define our future. More important, he has the heart and compassion to trumpet the clarion call so that , as business leaders, we know how to take our employees with us on this journey of innovative enlightenment.”
—Lynn Tilton, CEO, Patriarch Partners, LLC

“The questions this book raises are too important to be ignored by our political leaders or by the general public. Vivek Wadhwa compellingly explains the awesome opportunities technological advances hold for us. He also demonstrates the urgent need to establish a new system of governance to ensure that we can reap the rewards while containing the risks awaiting us.”
—Kofi Annan, seventh United Nations Secretary General; corecipient of the Nobel Peace Prize; and founder and Chairman, Kofi Annan Foundation

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Astonishing technology developments, from personalized genomics to self-driving cars to artificial intelligence, could make our lives better. On the other hand, these very same technologies could raise the specter of a frightening future--eugenics, a jobless economy, loss of privacy, and exacerbating economic inequality. Vivek Wadhwa and Alex Salkever propose that we ask three questions about any new technology: Does it have the potential to benefit everyone equally? What are the risks and the rewards? Does the technology more strongly promote autonomy or independence? They offer a host of solutions to mitigate the harm that tech can cause but ultimately leave it to the listener to make the final decision. This revised edition includes sections on accelerating changes in genomics and the use of CRISPR to modify human embryos, reexamining driverless cars in the wake of Uber deaths, and exploring how advances in AI are enabling robots to perform tasks we naively assumed would remain the province of humans.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 902 KB
  • Print Length: 195 pages
  • Publisher: HarperBusiness (25 November 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B078496B56
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #61,436 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jack Spain
5.0 out of 5 starsAn insightful tutorial to prepare us to wisely and confidently confront critical decisions impacting our future
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5.0 out of 5 starsThis book shows how rapidly escalating technology is reshaping what work means and how wealth is created.
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