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    • What Algorithms Want

    • Imagination in the Age of Computing
    • By: Ed Finn
    • Narrated by: Scott Merriman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    We depend on - we believe in - algorithms to help us get a ride, choose which book to buy, execute a mathematical proof. It's as if we think of code as a magic spell, an incantation to reveal what we need to know and even what we want. Humans have always believed that certain invocations - the marriage vow, the shaman's curse - do not merely describe the world but make it.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Dreadful and Repetitive

    • By Luke Walton on 08-27-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Hieroglyph

    • Stories and Visions for a Better Future
    • By: Ed Finn, Kathryn Cramer
    • Narrated by: Danny Campbell, Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 24 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    Now comes this remarkable anthology uniting 20 of today's leading thinkers, writers, and visionaries - among them Cory Doctorow, Gregory Benford, Elizabeth Bear, Bruce Sterling, and Neal Stephenson - to contribute works of "techno-optimism" that challenge us to dream and do Big Stuff. Engaging, mind-bending, provocative, and imaginative, Hieroglyph offers a forward-thinking approach to the intersection of art and technology that has the power to change our world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • SciFi that is very entertaining and scientific

    • By D. Beaman on 10-08-14

    Regular price: $53.61