Next The Future Just Happened

Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393066241
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The New York Times bestseller. "His book is a wake-up call at a time when many believe the net was a flash in the pan."—BusinessWeek With his knowing eye and wicked pen, Michael Lewis reveals how the Internet boom has encouraged changes in the way we live, work, and think. In the midst of one of the greatest status revolutions in the history of the world, the Internet has become a weapon in the hands of revolutionaries. Old priesthoods are crumbling. In the new order, the amateur is king: fourteen-year-olds manipulate the stock market and nineteen-year-olds take down the music industry. Unseen forces undermine all forms of collectivism, from the family to the mass market: one black box has the power to end television as we know it, and another one may dictate significant changes in our practice of democracy. With a new afterword by the author.

Moneyball Movie Tie in Edition Movie Tie in Editions

Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393338398
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Explains how Billy Beene, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics, is using a new kind of thinking to build a successful and winning baseball team without spending enormous sums of money.

The Future of American Democracy

Author: Glen Browder
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761823070
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Can the United States a nation of growing cultural diversity, with increasingly divergent ideals, values, and principles of governance continue its collective pursuit of freedom, equality, and justice within the traditional framework of limited, representative government? Veteran public official and political scientist Glen Browder addresses this question in The Future of American Democracy. This book will speak to attentive citizens in the U.S. and abroad who are involved in analyzing, studying, and teaching American democracy and people who are involved as participants in the workings of American government and politics."

The New New Thing A Silicon Valley Story

Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393066210
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New York Times Bestseller. “A superb book. . . . [Lewis] makes Silicon Valley as thrilling and intelligible as he made Wall Street in his best-selling Liar’s Poker.”—Time In the weird glow of the dying millennium, Michael Lewis set out on a safari through Silicon Valley to find the world’s most important technology entrepreneur. He found this in Jim Clark, a man whose achievements include the founding of three separate billion-dollar companies. Lewis also found much more, and the result—the best-selling book The New New Thing—is an ingeniously conceived history of the Internet revolution.

Four Fish

Author: Paul Greenberg
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101442296
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"A necessary book for anyone truly interested in what we take from the sea to eat, and how, and why." -Sam Sifton, The New York Times Book Review. Acclaimed author of American Catch and The Omega Princple and life-long fisherman, Paul Greenberg takes us on a journey, examining the four fish that dominate our menus: salmon, sea bass, cod, and tuna. Investigating the forces that get fish to our dinner tables, Greenberg reveals our damaged relationship with the ocean and its inhabitants. Just three decades ago, nearly everything we ate from the sea was wild. Today, rampant overfishing and an unprecedented biotech revolution have brought us to a point where wild and farmed fish occupy equal parts of a complex marketplace. Four Fish offers a way for us to move toward a future in which healthy and sustainable seafood is the rule rather than the exception.

What Just Happened

Author: James Gleick
Publisher: Time Warner Books UK
ISBN: 9780349115382
Format: PDF, Kindle
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We are quick to acknowledge that our lives have been transformed by technology over the last ten years - that virtual reality has become as permanent a fixture in our lives as material reality; but the arrival of the electronic world over the last ten years was not a single invention, nor a single event; it could not be encompassed in a single moment. The last ten years can be characterized in three ways: the speed, the hysteria and the remarkable range of devices, aspects, and larger ramifications of what happened. Everyone knows about the accelerated pace of our lives. Everyone recognizes that the clamour has become unprecedented, but as much as we have all lived through the last ten years, it is hard to grasp the extent and expanse of what has happened. In 'Bits in the Ether', Jim Gleick sets down in chronological order the swirling bits and pieces of change: the new gadgets and the old that now have been given new power and new life - the resources - how the old resources have suddenly been enlivened by instant availability.

The Future of Us

Author: Jay Asher
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0857076086
Format: PDF
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From Jay Asher, the bestselling author of THIRTEEN REASONS WHY - now a Netflix TV show - and Carolyn Mackey, comes a story of friendship, destiny, and finding love. What if you could see how your life would unfold just be clicking a button? It’s 1996 and Facebook isn't even invented. Yet somehow, best friends Emma and Josh have discovered their profiles, fifteen years in the future … and they’re not sure they like what they see. The more Emma and Josh learn about their future lives, the more obsessed they become on changing the destiny that awaits them. But what if focusing on the future, means that you miss something that’s right in front of you? ?

Physics of the Future

Author: Michio Kaku
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385530811
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Imagine, if you can, the world in the year 2100. In Physics of the Future, Michio Kaku—the New York Times bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible—gives us a stunning, provocative, and exhilarating vision of the coming century based on interviews with over three hundred of the world’s top scientists who are already inventing the future in their labs. The result is the most authoritative and scientifically accurate description of the revolutionary developments taking place in medicine, computers, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, energy production, and astronautics. In all likelihood, by 2100 we will control computers via tiny brain sensors and, like magicians, move objects around with the power of our minds. Artificial intelligence will be dispersed throughout the environment, and Internet-enabled contact lenses will allow us to access the world's information base or conjure up any image we desire in the blink of an eye. Meanwhile, cars will drive themselves using GPS, and if room-temperature superconductors are discovered, vehicles will effortlessly fly on a cushion of air, coasting on powerful magnetic fields and ushering in the age of magnetism. Using molecular medicine, scientists will be able to grow almost every organ of the body and cure genetic diseases. Millions of tiny DNA sensors and nanoparticles patrolling our blood cells will silently scan our bodies for the first sign of illness, while rapid advances in genetic research will enable us to slow down or maybe even reverse the aging process, allowing human life spans to increase dramatically. In space, radically new ships—needle-sized vessels using laser propulsion—could replace the expensive chemical rockets of today and perhaps visit nearby stars. Advances in nanotechnology may lead to the fabled space elevator, which would propel humans hundreds of miles above the earth’s atmosphere at the push of a button. But these astonishing revelations are only the tip of the iceberg. Kaku also discusses emotional robots, antimatter rockets, X-ray vision, and the ability to create new life-forms, and he considers the development of the world economy. He addresses the key questions: Who are the winner and losers of the future? Who will have jobs, and which nations will prosper? All the while, Kaku illuminates the rigorous scientific principles, examining the rate at which certain technologies are likely to mature, how far they can advance, and what their ultimate limitations and hazards are. Synthesizing a vast amount of information to construct an exciting look at the years leading up to 2100, Physics of the Future is a thrilling, wondrous ride through the next 100 years of breathtaking scientific revolution. From the Hardcover edition.

The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

Author: Neil M. Gorsuch
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691140971
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After assessing the strengths and weaknesses of arguments for assisted suicide and euthanasia, Gorsuch builds a nuanced, novel, and powerful moral and legal argument against legalization, one based on a principle that, surprisingly, has largely been overlooked in the debate; the idea that human life is intrinsically valuable and that intentional killing is always wrong. At the same time, the argument Gorsuch develops leaves wide latitude for individual patient autonomy and the refusal of unwanted medical treatment and life-sustaining care, permitting intervention only in cases where an intention to kill is present.

What Just Happened

Author: Jimmy Burgess
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781493782550
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What Just Happened? How to Bounce Back in Life So You Can Do More, Have More, and Be More is an inspiring guide on how to overcome life's obstacles. Jimmy Burgess walks the reader through seven simple steps on how-to move from where you are now to where you want to be. His transparency in regards to personal setbacks related to financial issues, health problems and family relations reveal how he was able to rebound to a life of more. More peace, more joy, more love, and more of everything else this world has to offer. Whether your struggle is or has been financial, relational, physical, or all of the above, the struggles of your life have come to pass and not to stay. This is your moment to find hope, a plan of action, and excitement about your future. This is the book to help get you started on that path. What others are saying about What Just Happened?: The seven steps Jimmy shares in his book are almost identical to the ones I used in my life after retiring from the NFL. What many viewed as a set-back (leaving the NFL), I was able to turn into a set-up. This led me to the purpose of my life which is to impact the lives of the next generation on a daily basis. I highly recommend this book to anyone that wants to take their life to a whole new level of, as Jimmy puts it, "more." Dexter McNabb, Retired NFL Player, Current Associate High School Principal In What Just Happened?, Jimmy provides an easy-to-follow game plan that will equip the reader to recognize and overcome adversity. His transparency and perseverance throughout the book will encourage the reader to reach higher and higher. In the end the reader realizes that he, too, can do this, he too can overcome ! A must read for all families. Jimmy Sharpe, Former Head Coach of Virginia Tech University, Former University of Alabama Player and Assistant Coach under Paul "Bear" Bryant, 4-time National Champion I believe anyone that reads this book will be blessed and if they will inculcate it into their daily lives they can be successful in any venture for which they have a passion. Dr. Thomas Terry Hopper, Inductee of the Mobile Sports Hall of Fame. Two Time National Champion Coach Men's and Women Golf at The University of Mobile