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The driver in the driverless car : how our technology choices will create the future

Wadwha, Vivek. (Author). Salkever, Alex, (author.).

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Kirtland Community College Library HM 846 .W33 2017 30775305531403 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781626569713
  • ISBN: 1626569711
  • Physical Description: print
    xv, 217 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Oakland, CA : BK Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., a BK Business Book, [2017]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Part one. The here and now.-- 1. A bitter taste of dystopia -- 2. Welcome to Moore's world -- 3. How change will affect us personally and why our choices matter -- 4. If change is always the answer, what are the questions? -- Part two. Does the technology have the potential to benefit everyone equally? 5. The amazing and scary rise of artificial intelligence -- 6. Remaking education with avatars and A.I. -- 7. We are becoming data; our doctors, software -- Part three. What are the risks and rewards? 8. Robotics and biology : the inevitable merging of man and machine -- 9. Security and privacy in an era of ubiquitous connectivity -- 10. The drones are coming -- 1. Designer genes, the bacteria in our guts, and precision medicine -- Part four. Does the technology foster autonomy or dependency? 12. Your own private driver : self-driving cars, trucks, and planes -- 13. When your scale talks to your refrigerator : the Internet of things -- 14. The future of your body is electric -- 15. Almost free energy and food -- Conclusion: So will it be Star trek or Mad Max?
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Technology Social aspects
Technological forecasting
Autonomous vehicles Social aspects
Traffic safety Technological innovations
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