The Exponential Age: How Accelerating Technology is Transforming Business, Politics and Society - (L

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ISBN: 9781635769098
ISBN: 9781635769098
Editorial: Azhar, Azeem
Autor: Azhar, Azeem
Año de edición: 2021
N° Paginas: 352
Tipo de pasta: Pasta dura
Descripción: *2021 Financial Times Best Book of the Year*A bold exploration and call-to-arms over the widening gap between AI, automation, and big data—and our ability to deal with its effectsWe are living in the first exponential age.High-tech innovations are created at dazzling speeds; technological forces we barely understand remake our homes and workplaces; centuries-old tenets of politics and economics are upturned by new technologies. It all points to a world that is getting faster at a dizzying pace.Azeem Azhar, renowned technology analyst and host of the Exponential View podcast, offers a revelatory new model for understanding how technology is evolving so fast, and why it fundamentally alters the world. He roots his analysis in the idea of an “exponential gap” in which technological developments rapidly outpace our society’s ability to catch up. Azhar shows that this divide explains many problems of our time—from political polarization to ballooning inequality to unchecked corporate power. With stunning clarity of vision, he delves into how the exponential gap is a near-inevitable consequence of the rise of AI, automation, and other exponential technologies, like renewable energy, 3D printing, and synthetic biology, which loom over the horizon. And he offers a set of policy solutions that can prevent the growing exponential gap from fragmenting, weakening, or even destroying our societies. The result is a wholly new way to think about technology, one that will transform our understanding of the economy, politics, and the future. Críticas Praise for The Exponential Age “The world is inthe midst of [an exponential] transformation, argues Azeem Azhar….With hisexperience as a startup entrepreneur, tech investor, innovation executive atbig companies and journalist, Mr. Azhar is well-placed to decrypt these digitaltrends. He has a knack for interrogating and inverting conventional thinking,for example in making the case that the adoption of exponential technologyleads to job increases, not cuts—witness the rising headcounts of expandingbusinesses such as Amazon or Ocado, a British online grocer. The unemploymentthat results, he says, is down to the firms that fail to adapt, not those thatdo.”  —The Economist “Azeem Azhar is one of the best-regarded thought leaders in the industry. But more importantly, he has a broad understanding of the exponential ways technology can be used to solve our biggest problems, shape our society, and bridge cultural divides.” —Daniel Ek, founder and CEO of Spotify  “As high-tech innovation accelerates in ways that deliver huge benefits to society but also create unique challenges, Azeem delivers a comprehensive but lively take on the key issues informing what he calls the Exponential Age. It's an essential addition to the ongoing discourse about where these remarkable new technologies can take us, and where we should be aiming to go. Highly recommended!” —Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and co-author of Blitzscaling "While many talk about the rate of innovation, too few talk about its direction. Azeem’s new book helps bring that directionality to the surface through a dynamic understanding of the connections between economic, social and technological forces. Read this book if you are interested in how we can design a more inclusive and sustainable system with a redirection of technological change at its center." —Mariana Mazzucato, Professor at University College London, and author of Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism “Every generation fears technology is changing frighteningly fast. Usually it is hyperbole, the fear of the unknown, but today technological shifts are posing challenges to our security, our democracies, our way of life, and our sanity. Azeem Azhar’s brilliant book demystifies these exponentially fast changes and—importantly—shows how the chronic volatility can be harnessed for good. Essential read
  • Idioma: Inglés
  • Autor: Azhar, Azeem
  • Editorial: Azhar, Azeem
  • N° Paginas: 352
  • Tipo de pasta: Pasta dura
  • Envío: Desde EE.UU.