The Driver in the Driverless Car

The Driver in the Driverless Car

How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future

Book - 2017 | First edition.
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Technology is advancing faster than ever--but for better or for worse? On the one hand, astonishing technology developments such as personalized genomics, self-driving cars, drones, and artificial intelligence could make our lives healthier, safer, and easier. On the other hand, these very same technologies could raise the specter of a frightening and alienating future--eugenics, a jobless economy, a complete loss of privacy, and an ever-worsening spiral of economic inequality. How can we make appropriate decisions about whether and how to adopt new technologies? Vivek Wadhwa and Alex Salkever propose that we ask three questions: Does the technology have the potential to benefit everyone equally? What are the risks and the rewards? Does the technology more strongly promote autonomy or independence? They subject a host of new and potential technologies to these questions, but ultimately it is up to the reader to make the final decision. -- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Oakland, CA : BK Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., [2017]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781626569713
1626569711
Branch Call Number: 303.483 WADWHA
Characteristics: xv, 217 pages ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Salkever, Alex - Author

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Don't be led by the title of this book into thinking this is just about driverless cars. Author and Carnegie Mellon University researcher Vivek Wadhwa touches on many technologies that will impact the future. Our future. "I have another radical thought: What if we mandated that businesses cr... Read More »


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