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Author: Yascha Mounk |
Release Date: April 19, 2022
From one of our sharpest and most important political thinkers, a brilliant big-picture vision of the greatest challenge of our time—how to bridge the bitter divides within diverse democracies enough for them to remain stable and functionalSome...
ISBN: 9780593557396
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How will artificial intelligence change our world within twenty years?   “This inspired collaboration between a pioneering technologist and a visionary writer of science fiction offers bold and urgent insights.”—Yann LeCun, win...
ISBN: 9780593451335
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Author: Ray Kurzweil | Narrator: George Wilson
Release Date: December 10, 2019
“Startling in scope and bravado.” —Janet Maslin, The New York Times“Artfully envisions a breathtakingly better world.” —Los Angeles Times“Elaborate, smart and persuasive.” —The...
Author: Yancey Strickler | Narrator: Yancey Strickler
Release Date: October 29, 2019
A vision for building a society that looks beyond money and toward maximizing the values that make life worth living, from the cofounder of KickstarterWestern society is trapped by three assumptions: 1) That the point of life is to maximize your self...
Author: Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson | Narrator: Robert Petkoff
Release Date: February 05, 2019
An award-winning journalist and leading international social researcher make the provocative argument that the global population will soon begin to decline, dramatically reshaping the social, political, and economic landscape   For half a centur...
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Author: Jared Diamond | Narrator: Michael Prichard
Release Date: November 04, 2014
In his million-copy bestseller Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond examined how and why Western civilizations developed the technologies and immunities that allowed them to dominate much of the world. Now in this brilliant companion volume, Diamond...
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Author: Annalee Newitz | Narrator: Kimberly Farr
Release Date: May 14, 2013
In its 4.5 billion–year history, life on Earth has been almost erased at least half a dozen times: shattered by asteroid impacts, entombed in ice, smothered by methane, and torn apart by unfathomably powerful megavolcanoes. And we know that ...
Narrator: Various
Release Date: August 09, 2011
In this fascinating collection of writings that introduce the very latest theories and discoveries in science, editor Max Brockman presents the work of some of today’s brightest and most innovative young researchers.  Future Science f...
ISBN: 9780307933706
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Author: George Friedman | Narrator: Bruce Turk
Release Date: January 25, 2011
The author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller The Next 100 Years now focuses his geopolitical forecasting acumen on the next decade and the imminent events and challenges that will test America and the world, specifically addressing the skill...
ISBN: 9780307881076
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Author: Nick Bilton | Narrator: Mike Chamberlain
Release Date: September 14, 2010
Are we driving off a digital cliff and heading for disaster, unable to focus, maintain concentration, or form the human bonds that make life worth living? Are media and business doomed and about to be replaced by amateur hour?The world, as Nick Bilto...
Author: Michael Belfiore | Narrator: Michael Belfiore
Release Date: October 20, 2009
The first-ever inside look at DARPA—the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency—the maverick and controversial group whose futuristic work has had amazing civilian and military applications, from the Internet to GPS to driverless carsAm...
Author: Bruce Bueno De Mesquita | Narrator: Sean Runnette
Release Date: September 29, 2009
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita is a master of game theory, which is a fancy label for a simple idea: People compete, and they always do what they think is in their own best interest. Bueno de Mesquita uses game theory and its insights into human behavior to...