Book 30 — Who Owns the Future?
It's time for our fourth book this year!
Weeks 7 – 8
"Who Owns the Future?" by Jaron Lanier
Whether we like it or not, soon enough we will be living in the future. Whatever we do or make today will have to survive the realities of the times to come. Times that would be different from our own.
Is our current economy sustainable? Will the big companies of the world own us at some point? Are we heading towards a dystopian vision presented in “Snow Crash” or other cyberpunk scenarios?
Jaron Lanier, a founding father of Virtual Reality and Internet2 researcher shares his vision of the future and a few tips on how to avoid it.
Weeks 9 – 10
"Remote" by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
Speaking about the future. Have you ever wondered how will the future of work look like? According to the authors, Basecamp founders, offices will become a relict of the past. Do you agree?
Some updates regarding our website.
First of all, we now have links to individual books. Like this: https://books.bitbetter.club/book/who-owns-the-future-/ . To get them you need to click on the book title in a list:
Another related update: there are links to Forum discussions for every book. It's easier than ever to share your thoughts!
Want to learn the inspiring figures that we source our recommendations from? They are listed in here: https://books.bitbetter.club/people
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