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  • The Fourth Age

  • By: Byron Reese
  • Narrated by: Danny Campbell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

We are now on the doorstep of a fourth change brought about by two technologies: AI and robotics. The Fourth Age provides extraordinary background information on how we got to this point, and how - rather than what - we should think about the topics we’ll soon all be facing: machine consciousness, automation, employment, creative computers, radical life extension, artificial life, AI ethics, the future of warfare, superintelligence, and the implications of extreme prosperity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really loved this book

  • By rodger blake messer on 05-31-18

Fantastic .... “Don’t Panic”

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-17-19

One of the best books I’ve ever read form one who is surprising well informed. He puts technology in its proper place as opposed to sensationalism of modern media. His view of humanity at its nature is inspiring.

Do yourself a favor and read this...

  • Origin Story

  • A Big History of Everything
  • By: David Christian
  • Narrated by: Jamie Jackson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,069
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 952
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 957

Most historians study the smallest slivers of time, emphasizing specific dates, individuals, and documents. But what would it look like to study the whole of history, from the big bang through the present day - and even into the remote future? How would looking at the full span of time change the way we perceive the universe, the earth, and our very existence? These were the questions David Christian set out to answer when he created the field of "Big History", the most exciting new approach to understanding where we have been, where we are, and where we are going.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great introduction into big history

  • By Diana on 08-15-18

One of the Best Books I’ve ever read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-20-18

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  • You Are a Badass

  • How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
  • By: Jen Sincero
  • Narrated by: Jen Sincero
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,815
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,757
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,548

Bestselling author, speaker, and world-traveling success coach Jen Sincero cuts through the din of the self-help genre with her own verbal meat cleaver in You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. In this refreshingly blunt how-to guide, Sincero serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, life-changing insights, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Title misrepresents tone of content

  • By Matt on 07-29-14

Great Reader... That's about it

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1 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-18-18

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Giving up after three chapters. Sorry, but it not my bag. It's more of a bunch of of the self-help motivational speaker statements. Not really much research being delivered.

I'm guessing there are a lot that like the feel good books.

She's a great reader though.

Would you ever listen to anything by Jen Sincero again?

nope...

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rise of the Robots

  • Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future
  • By: Martin Ford
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,681
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,469
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,474

In a world of self-driving cars and big data, smart algorithms and Siri, we know that artificial intelligence is getting smarter every day. Though all these nifty devices and programs might make our lives easier, they're also well on their way to making "good" jobs obsolete. A computer winning Jeopardy might seem like a trivial, if impressive, feat, but the same technology is making paralegals redundant as it undertakes electronic discovery, and is soon to do the same for radiologists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great content and this mechanization IS coming!

  • By Mike on 06-30-15

Futurist on Economist ... not Technology

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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-26-17

More of a book on economics. Develops a case for a future socialism with guaranteed income to maintain consumption of what are robots produce. Great Reader..

1 of 1 people found this review helpful