Yes. All those who love reading about science and its impact on our society will enjoy this book a lot. Very well researched book. The best part is the interweaving of the human side and scientific side of the story. Thomas Hager is an exceptional storyteller who brings to context different historical events and their reverberations on our contemporary life.
I always hated Chemistry as a kid and now I feel, if only I had read this book when I was young, my perception of the subject and its relevance would have been way different.
Most Human Human. The books is extremely beautiful series of essays on Computing and Artificial Intelligence. Its another realm of science presented with its larger role in the society and meta-philosophy. The book though gets more exciting towards the latter half.
Awesome performance by Adam.
Follies by Geniuses.
The book is an extremely well researched and clear explanation of Keynesian solutions to current financial crisis. Indeed after listening to this book, I had to pursue with a deeper appreciation of Free Market Economics vs Keynesian Economics. Paul Krugman is himself an extremely respected economist and makes compelling arguments in the book on different policy actions taken in last 5 years, & how he would have done them differently and why.
If you like to keep a tab on the economics and global financial markets, this book will be fascinating read for you. It will answer some of you questions and kindle a few more.
I highly recommend it to all those who like reading economics.
I like reading history as it teaches fill in so many blanks in our understanding. This book tells the story of world's greatest conqueror. We all have been largely mis-fed about Genghis Khan and Mongols in all. They have been showcased in the contemporary media as merciless conquerors with not civility. The books will surprise you with the progressive steps Mongols took under Genghis Khan's rule.
Some of the striking legacies of Genghis Khan's Mongol empire are:
- Segregating of state and religion
- Merit bases society and administration
- Supremacy of law. Even the ruler was subject to the same law under Mongol empire.
- Diplomatic immunity
- Secular society
- Paper based currency by Kublai Khan (Genghis Khan's grandson). He also unified the China as we know today.
And of course Mongols were supreme military strategist and warriors who conquered everything between China and central Europe.
I am following this book with Civilization, which furthers the story from 15'th century onwards and saw emergence of the West above the Asians.
Interestingly, the West drew heavily on Mongol innovations which ultimately triggered the Renaissance in Europe.
I loved the epilogue where the author kinda summarizes Genghis Khan's tale and the efforts put in collating all this information. The book spans across 3 centuries of Mongol empire and would have required immense amount of research to test the veracity of different interpretations.
I loved both of them. They brought to life such a remarkable story which is portrayed so wrongly in contemporary media.
You will love this book if you love stats and probability. A very very interesting tale of how these subjects govern our lives to a great extent. Highly recommended
Definitely. The book specially gains momentum in the second half with some extremely thought provoking essays and insights into the realm of artificial intelligence and what computing holds for us in future.
Information. Though I prefer The Most Human Human more than information. This book is about a human struggle to define his humanity against computing. Its more philosophical in nature too.
I loved his intonation and pauses. His grasp over the subject matter seemed complete. He navigated the complex terrain of computer science with remarkable poise.
The Most Human Human.
A great read of people involved with technology. This book offers some beautiful essays into the nature of technology and how AI may unfold in future. But yeah, it is a little slow in the beginning but gain momentum in the second half.
Yes. Anyone interested in understanding and making sense of financial events and economic reasoning behind them should find this extremely beneficial read.
The book introduces the readers to the veiled wars on the financial systems of the modern world being waged in the boardrooms of governments.
The depth and historical references of the story.
Yes. Though it gets a little heavy sometimes.
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