The emerging of human civilization has been closely connected to the development of tools for navigation, hunting, irrigation, and agriculture and expanding the services to other industries over a period of time.
These tools became encrypted and communicable as technological know-how and knowledge increased over time. Technology appeared as an organized search for truth and objective knowledge regarding reality and the laws of nature. In 4th industrial revolution, the impact of technology in today’s world has become a topic of interest for many intellectuals.
This is a kind of apprehension that basically reduces some of the glamour 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 vision in this aspect. These are perhaps, the best books on future technology, its implementation, and also repercussions.
1. 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 cliches that we have been told growing up not to get in a car with a stranger or go to a stranger’s house, have been turned absolutely upside down by the cab-hailing services of today.
2. 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.
3. 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 needed most by businesses to survive longer.
4. Jocelyn K. Glei: Manage your Day-to-Day
This book has been loaded with the wisdom of 20 leading creative minds and points out the greatest skills a creative person can have i.e. focus.
5. 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. Does this book answer many questions such as how 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.