Regular price: $14.95

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $14.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Add to Library for $0.00

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Technology is advancing faster than ever - but for better or for worse? On the one hand, astonishing technological developments from personalized genomics to self-driving cars to drones to 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, 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 listener to make the final decision.
©2017 Vivek Wadhwa and Alex Salkever (P)2017 Vivek Wadhwa and Alex Salkever
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
3 out of 5 stars
By longforgotenson on 05-18-18

The content is decent, but the delivery is lacking

While I enjoyed the actual content of the book, the reader sounds robotic and has odd inflections from time to time. The main thing keeping me from giving the content a five star rating is that it feels repetitive at times, and in my opinion the author was struggling to get to the desired book length (which isn't very long to start with).

Read More Hide me
5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 05-15-18

Excellent book, well researched!

This is an outstanding and well written book. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the future. Regardless of our wishes for simplicity, our inventions and creations have allowed for ease and further creation. This book describes some of this technology along w the advances of the human race in detail. Compared to our ancestors, we have created so many wonderful things that ease our lives. So many of us shun advancement and technology but it really beats living in a cave with a small fire and squirrels to eat.. very nice job writing this book Vivek and Alex!

Read More Hide me
See all Reviews