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Author: David Ewing Duncan
Release Date: June 04, 2019
Award-winning journalist David Ewing Duncan considers 25 visions of possible human-robot futures—incredible scenarios from Teddy Bots to Doc Bots to Politician Bots - grounded in real technologies and possibilities, and inspired by our imagination.
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Author: Clive Thompson
Release Date: March 26, 2019
Hello, world.

Facebook's algorithms shaping the news. Self-driving cars roaming the streets. Revolution on Twitter and romance on Tinder. We live in a world constructed of code--and coders are the ones who built it for us. From acclaimed tech writer Clive Thompson comes a brilliant anthropological reckoning with the most powerful tribe in the world today, computer programmers, in a book that interrogates who they are, how they think, what qualifies as greatness in their world, and what should give us pause.
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Author: John Brockman | Narrator: Various
Release Date: February 19, 2019
Science world luminary John Brockman assembles twenty-five of the most important scientific minds, people who have been thinking about the field artificial intelligence for most of their careers, for an unparalleled round-table examination about mind, thinking, intelligence and what it means to be human.
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Author: Roger McNamee
Release Date: February 05, 2019
The story of how a noted tech venture capitalist, an early mentor to Mark Zuckerberg and investor in his company, woke up to the serious damage Facebook was doing to our society and set out to try to stop it.

If you had told Roger McNamee even three years ago that he would soon be devoting himself to stopping Facebook from destroying our democracy, he would have howled with laughter.
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Author: Hamish McKenzie | Narrator: Hamish McKenzie
Release Date: November 27, 2018
A USA Today New and Noteworthy Title

“You’ll tell me if it ever starts getting genuinely insane, right.”

--Elon Musk, TED interview
 
Hamish McKenzie tells how a Silicon Valley start-up's wild dream came true.
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Author: Hampton Sides | Narrator: David Pittu
Release Date: October 02, 2018
"Superb...A masterpiece of thorough research, deft pacing and arresting detail...This war story — the fight to break out of a frozen hell near the Chosin Reservoir — has been told many times before. But Sides tells it exceedingly well, with fresh research, gritty scenes and cinematic sweep.
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Author: Ryan North | Narrator: Ryan North
Release Date: September 18, 2018
An NPR Best Book of 2018

"How to Invent Everything is such a cool book. It's essential reading for anyone who needs to duplicate an industrial civilization quickly." --Randall Munroe, xkcd creator and New York Times-bestselling author of What If.
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Author: Bill Nye, John Logsdon and John Logsdon | Narrator: Jonathan Davis and John Logsdon
Release Date: September 11, 2018
The fascinating story of how NASA sent humans to explore outer space, told through a treasure trove of historical documents--publishing in celebration of NASA's 60th anniversary and with a foreword by Bill Nye

"An extremely useful and thought provoking documentary journey through the maze of space history.
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Author: David M. Ewalt | Narrator: Max Adler
Release Date: July 17, 2018
A fascinating exploration of the history, development, and future of virtual reality, a technology with world-changing potential, written by award-winning journalist and author David Ewalt, stemming from his 2015 Forbes cover story about the Oculus Rift and its creator Palmer Luckey.
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Author: Tien Tzuo and Gabe Weisert | Narrator: Dan Woren and Tien Tzuo
Release Date: June 05, 2018
Companies like Netflix, Spotify, and Salesforce are just the tip of the iceberg for the subscription model. The real transformation--and the real opportunity--is just beginning.

Subscription companies are growing nine times faster than the S&P 500.
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Author: John Carreyrou | Narrator: Will Damron
Release Date: May 21, 2018
...A National Bestseller...

One of the Best Books of 2018. NPR • New York Times Book Review, Inc. • TIME • Wall Street Journal • Washington Post 


"Chilling…Reads like a West Coast version of All the President’s Men.
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Author: Isaac Asimov and John Drury Clark | Narrator: Jonathan Todd Ross
Release Date: May 15, 2018
Ignition. is the inside story of the Cold War era search for a rocket propellant which could be trusted to take man into space. A favorite of Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk, listeners will want to tune into this "really good book on rocket[s]," available for the first time in audio.
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