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    • The Driver in the Driverless Car

    • How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future
    • By: Vivek Wadhwa, Alex Salkever
    • Narrated by: Julie Eickhoff
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 78

    Technology is advancing faster than ever - but for better or for worse? On the one hand, astonishing technological developments from personalized genomics to self-driving cars to drones to artificial intelligence could make our lives healthier, safer, and easier. On the other hand, these very same technologies could raise the specter of a frightening and alienating future - eugenics, a jobless economy, complete loss of privacy, and an ever-worsening spiral of economic inequality.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Insightful with an easy flow

    • By Samer Chidiac on 08-17-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Your Happiness Was Hacked

    • Why Tech Is Winning the Battle to Control Your Brain - and How to Fight Back
    • By: Vivek Wadhwa, Alex Salkever
    • Narrated by: Alex Salkever
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Digital technology is wonderful, but it's making us miserable, say former tech executives Vivek Wadhwa and Alex Salkever. There's a reason Apple CEO Tim Cook told the Guardian he won't let his nephew on social networks. We've become a nation of tech addicts - although it's not entirely our fault, and it is possible to enjoy the benefits of technology while taking our happiness back from the bots. Wadhwa and Salkever describe the applied neuroscience techniques developers are using to make their products so insidiously habit-forming.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A cautionary and relevant bellwether for our time

    • By jingadad on 01-11-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Driver in the Driverless Car

    • How Your Technology Choices Create the Future
    • By: Vivek Wadhwa, Alex Salkever
    • Narrated by: James Gillies
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Breakthroughs such as personalized genomics, drones, self-driving vehicles, and artificial intelligence could make our lives healthier, safer, and easier. On the other hand, the same technologies raise the specter of a frightening future - eugenics, a jobless economy, a complete loss of privacy, and ever-worsening economic inequality. Wadhwa says that we need to ask three questions about every emerging technology: Does it have the potential to benefit everyone equally? What are the risks and the rewards? And does it promote autonomy or dependence?

    Regular price: $19.95