The emergence of human civilization has been closely connected to the development of tools for navigation, hunting, irrigation, and agriculture. These tools became encrypted and communicable as technological know-how and knowledge increased overtime. Technology appeared as an organized search for truth and objective knowledge regarding reality and the laws of nature. Recently, the impact of technology in today’s world has become a concern among many intellectuals. This is a kind of apprehension that basically reduces some of the glamor of our today’s electronic devices. The future today might promise a vast acceleration of technological innovations but we should remember that technology has its costs.
Following are the books that can broaden our visions in this aspect
Adam Alter: Irresistible
This is considered one of the most mesmerizing books that brilliantly illuminate the recent obsessions that are proving to be controlling our lives. This book, offers the tools that are required to rescue our families, our businesses, as well as our stability.
Jocelyn K. Glei: Manage your Day-to-Day
This book has been loaded with the wisdom of 20 leading creative minds and points out towards the greatest skills a creative person can have i.e. focus.
Brad Stone: The Upstarts
This book focuses on our unhealthy relationship with technology and lays stress on its impacts on our communities and our economy. The two clichés that we have been told growing up not to get in a car with a stranger or go a stranger’s house you, have been turned absolutely upside down by the cab hailing services of today.
Tim Wu: The Attention Merchants
This book actually focuses on how every big brand and major manufacturer is after the attention of consumers and how it has been turned into a commodity being needed most by businesses to survive longer.
Richard Restak: The New Brain
There is no doubt that the era of the New Brain is upon us because our brains are already working differently than they did previously. This book answers many questions such as how the exposure to imagery affects our brains? What is the condition of our brain when language is replaced by images? Along with that, the book answers many other questions as well.
Via: Business Insider