(as of Jan 23,2021 10:18:09 UTC – Details)
From mainstream technologies such as computing and the Internet, to emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and quantum computing, it is no secret that the world is heavily influenced by technology. Yet, the technology that we depend upon is often not fully understood by those not specialized in the field.
Books about technology can intimidating. This book has been written to be approachable and easy to understand. It provides an introduction to a host of technologies and trends that explain our technological present and our technological future. It attempts to strike a balance between providing educational content, but in plain language with a little bit of prognostication thrown in for good measure.
There is a constant barrage of new technologies but the plain language that describes them as well as their implications is often illusive. And, with these new technologies come new questions. Will there be a robot uprising? Will we be able to grow enough food in the future? Should I be worried about my privacy? What is artificial intelligence anyway? Will we ultimately merge with technology?
While this book touches on many of the technical aspects of these technologies, it has been written to be approachable and does not presuppose a deep technical background on behalf of the reader.
The book starts with a day in the life of Sally, who lives a few years in the future. It then goes on to explain the technologies that brought us to this point as well as those that will create that future.
Set against the backdrop of two colliding technologies – artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, this book explores and educates the reader on a host of technologies that are transforming the world.
From the background and history that brought us to this point, to the technologies driving this transformation, to the implications it will have for humanity and the opportunities it will provide, this book explores this coming era.