Augmented: Life in the Smart Lane
|Rating||:||4.42 (998 Votes)|
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Historically the previous 'ages' bought significant disruption and changes, but on a net basis jobs were created, wealth was enhanced, and the health and security of society improved. The coming Augmented Age, however, promises a level of disruption, behavioral shifts and changes that are unparalleled. The Internet and smartphone are just the latest in a 250 year long cycle of disruption that has continuously changed the way we live, the way we work and the way we interact. While consumers today are camping outside of an Apple store waiting to be one of the first to score a new Apple Watch or iPhone, the next generation of wearables will be able to predict if we're likely to have a heart attack and recommend a course of action. We watch news of Google's self
“When someone as obsessed and thoughtful about the future as Brett King gets ahold of a keyboard and sufficient time to to think and write—watch you, world. Brett's vision of the future should be required reading for governments, think tanks, investors, or basically anyone wondering how transformational technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, Bitcoin, and gene-editing may impact our society." - Seth Wheeler, Former White House Advisor on Financial Services and Brookings Institution Guest Scholar. AUGMENTED is a wake up call for a whole swathe of industries including the accounting profession. This is going to radically change the way we educate our children, and the way people w
"The Future You Wanted Is Near" according to Amazon Customer. Brett King's "Augmented" is the most engrossing book on "the future" I have read is a very long time, and as illuminating as "Guns, Germs, and Steel". He deftly breaks down many of the overall themes and technologies that will affect our future (AI, Automation, Robots, Human Augmentation, etc) and details what is happening now, and how we will most likely expand and integrate these into our everyday life. It isn't a book about theoreticals and a wide-ey. "Life is indeed going to be smart" according to Amazon Customer. A great book taking you from the 1900 till future detailing technology advancement A must read for all . Amazon Customer said See your future now.. This author has an amazing storytelling sensibility! A technosoothsayer, Brett King (et al) takes you on a journey through your future with flawless dynacism and compassionate imagination.
He has spoken in over 40 countries, to half a million people, on how technology is disrupting business, changing behaviour and influencing society. He is also the founder of Moven, a successful mobile start-up, which has raised over US$24 million to date, with the world's first mobile, downloadable bank account, available in the United St