A selection of related books and other writing.
My (very short) Goodreads review is here. A discussion of computational algorithms, not robotic or physical automation.
Loved this book. Good examples of the myriad different ways that large data repositories are being mined for information. My Goodreads review is here.
A discussion of high-frequency trading and the automation of equity markets. I’ve blogged about this multiple times on Gadgetopia—HFT Will Consume Us All, The Perils of Algorithmic Trading, and HFT and Network Latency.
I discussed some of the principles of the book taken from an excerpt in Fortune. The book posits that value in the future will be based on empathy and the ability to connect with people on a human level.
This is Marshall Brain’s love letter to the idea of universal, basic income. It’s a fictionalized account of an idealized future. I discussed the book here, I wasn’t a fan.
I reviewed the book here. A good overview of automation, with an rare list of seven specific reasons why this time is different, and today is not a Luddite Fallacy.
A discussion of some of the ramifications of data analysis. My Goodreads review is here.
An examination of how the growth of information happens by combination of people, companies, and countries. As information grows and evolves, economies change as the type of exports become more sophisticated.
The seminal essay by Bill Joy on what technology will do to our future.