A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson's quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. He takes subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry, and particle physics, and aims to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. In the company of some extraordinary scientists, Bill Bryson reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.
"Not what I expected but brilliant!"
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a well-tested collection of practical techniques for managing moods and modifying undesirable behaviors through self-awareness, critical analysis, and goal-oriented change. CBT illuminates the links between thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and physical health and uses those connections to develop concrete plans for self-improvement. In 24 engaging half-hour lectures, you'll build a robust and effective self-improvement toolkit with the expert guidance of Professor Satterfield of the University of California, San Francisco.
Much of what will happen in the next 30 years is inevitable, driven by technological trends that are already in motion. In this fascinating, provocative new book, Kevin Kelly provides an optimistic road map for the future, showing how the coming changes in our lives - from virtual reality in the home to an on-demand economy to artificial intelligence embedded in everything we manufacture - can be understood as the result of a few long-term accelerating forces.
The digital age we live in is as transformative as the Industrial Revolution, and Joshua Cooper Ramo explains how to survive. If you find yourself longing for a disconnected world where information is not always at your fingertips, you may eventually be as useful as the carriage maker post-Henry Ford. It's practically impossible to know where the marriage of imagination and technology will take us (sorry, Betamax and Kodak), and the only certainty is that in the networked world we will only become more intertwined.
"But what is the 7th sense?"
Leading innovation expert Alec Ross explains what's next for the world, mapping out the advances and stumbling blocks that will emerge in the next 10 years - for businesses, governments, and the global community - and how we can navigate them.
Superintelligence asks the questions: What happens when machines surpass humans in general intelligence? Will artificial agents save or destroy us? Nick Bostrom lays the foundation for understanding the future of humanity and intelligent life. The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. If machine brains surpassed human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become extremely powerful - possibly beyond our control.
"Interesting but long winded in some areas."
This audiobook collection includes two books. Bitcoin Trading: A Complete Beginner's Guide offers tricks and secrets to being a great bitcoin trader and rare insights into this vital subject matter. Blockchain: A Complete Beginner's Guide explains the technology underneath bitcoins. Learn all about blockchain technology and its applications.
In a world of self-driving cars and big data, smart algorithms and Siri, we know that artificial intelligence is getting smarter every day. Though all these nifty devices and programs might make our lives easier, they're also well on their way to making "good" jobs obsolete. A computer winning Jeopardy might seem like a trivial, if impressive, feat, but the same technology is making paralegals redundant as it undertakes electronic discovery and is soon to do the same for radiologists.
"Comprehensive review in robot influence"
Kelly Johnson designed the Blackbird, a plane that flew non-stop from London to Los Angeles in less than four hours, outracing the sun and landing four hours before it had taken off, a remarkable feat - and this was more than 35 years ago. Johnson was the innovative genius behind Lockheed's "Skunk Works", and played a leading role in the development of more than forty aircraft, including some of America's most sophisticated planes such as the Constellation, Shooting Star, F-104, U-2, and the SR-71 Blackbird.
Steve Case was on the leading edge of the Internet revolution when he cofounded AOL in 1991. He was an entrepreneur in a business that hadn't even been invented, yet he saw how significantly his efforts could change not only America but the world. In The Third Wave, Case uses his insights garnered from nearly four decades of working as an innovator, investor, and businessperson to chart a path for future visionaries.
At forty years old, a successful writer, husband and father, no longer toiling on offshore drilling rigs, was Paul Carter happily nestled in the cotton wool of suburban life enjoying the fruits of his labour? Was he f**k! With his manic life left far behind and the perfect opportunity to take it easy stretched before him what else would a middle-aged, bike obsessed, man want? Yes, that's right, he'd want to be the first guy to ride around Australia on an underpowered experimental motorcycle that runs on used cooking oil, wouldn't he? Preferably without getting hit by a semi-trailer full of bridge parts.
Do you want to run your own eBay business? Are you sick of trying and failing because you can't find profitable products? Do you want your own eBay business but don't know where to begin? Or, are you sick of hearing about other people's success on eBay, and finally want your own success? If you're ready to change your life and start creating income online through eBay selling or by owning your own eBay store, this will be the last book you ever buy!
"Helpful and informative"
Artificial Intelligence helps choose what books you buy, what movies you see, and even who you date. It puts the "smart" in your smartphone and soon it will drive your car. It makes most of the trades on Wall Street, and controls vital energy, water, and transportation infrastructure. But Artificial Intelligence can also threaten our existence. In as little as a decade, AI could match and then surpass human intelligence. Corporations and government agencies are pouring billions into achieving AI’s Holy Grail - human-level intelligence.
"A good summary of the issue"
This book predicts the decline of today's professions and describes the people and systems that will replace them. In an Internet society, according to Richard Susskind and Daniel Susskind, we will neither need nor want doctors, teachers, accountants, architects, the clergy, consultants, lawyers, and many others to work as they did in the 20th century.
The New York Times best seller. Technological advances have benefited our world in immeasurable ways, but there is an ominous flipside. Criminals are often the earliest and most innovative adopters of technology, and modern times have led to modern crimes. Today's criminals are stealing identities, draining online bank accounts, and wiping out computer servers.
"Just get it."
Steven Levy's classic book traces the exploits of the computer revolution's original hackers - those brilliant and eccentric nerds from the late 1950s through the early '80s who took risks, bent the rules, and pushed the world in a radical new direction. With updated material from noteworthy hackers such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Stallman, and Steve Wozniak, Hackers is a fascinating story that begins in early computer research labs and leads to the first home computers.
We all think we know who Steve Jobs was, what made him tick, and what made him succeed. Yet the single most important question about him has never been answered. The young, impulsive, egotistical genius was ousted in the mid-'80s from the company he founded, exiled from his own kingdom and cast into the wilderness. Yet he returned a decade later to transform the ailing Apple into the most successful company the world had ever seen.
This book is a resource for building your own solar PV supply for remote cameras, LED lighting systems, communication, sensors, and remote cabin and home power systems with solar PV power system examples. The solar energy resource varies with time of day, season, and local climate. Solar PV panels, sized properly, produce reliable and predictable energy production, despite daily variations, when calculated properly for each month.
Science is humanity's greatest achievement. It ranges from the study of the universe itself to the smallest particles of matter contained within it - and everything in between. If you want to better understand our physical world, as most of us do, gaining a basic understanding of science itself is profoundly important - yet many are intimidated by the breathtaking scope of such an endeavor. Now an award-winning science teacher has taken out the intimidation, harnessing that breathtaking scope into a series of 60 exciting, comprehensive, and accessible lectures.
In Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know®, New York Times best-selling author P. W. Singer and noted cyberexpert Allan Friedman team up to provide the kind of deeply informative resource book that has been missing on a crucial issue of 21st-century life. Written in a lively, accessible style, filled with engaging stories and illustrative anecdotes, the book is structured around the key question areas of cyberspace and its security: how it all works, why it all matters....
DIY Child Internet Security will teach you how to protect your children on the Internet. It covers the basics of language that your kids may be familiar with that you don't understand as well as common places they may be accessing the Internet without your knowledge. You'll learn about software solutions and the most common scenarios for something bad happening to your children.
The Amazon Echo device is capable of voice communication and can perform voice interaction tasks such as streaming podcasts, music playback, providing real-time information, playing audiobooks and making to-do lists, among others. The Amazon Echo can also be used as a home automation device to control smart devices such as your home lighting.
Rockets and Revolution offers a multifaceted study of the race toward space in the first half of the twentieth century, examining how the Russian, European, and American pioneers competed against one another in the early years to acquire the fundamentals of rocket science, engineer simple rockets, and ultimately prepare the path for human spaceflight.
Linux can easily be used by normal computer users for their home or office to write papers, watch YouTube, check their email, or anything else you can imagine. The kernel is free, so it is a fantastic alternative to the expensive Windows and Apple operating systems. There are many different distributions of Linux, often referred to as "distros", that are specialized to suit anyone's needs. This book will go through some history, various distributions, and a few uses of Linux-based operating systems.
Robots are entering the mainstream. Technologies have advanced to the point of mass commercialization - Roomba, for example - and adoption by governments - most notably, their use of drones. Meanwhile, these devices are being received by a public whose main sources of information about robots are the fantasies of popular culture. We know a lot about C-3PO and Robocop, but not much about Atlas, Motoman, Kiva, or Beam - real-life robots that are reinventing warfare, the industrial workplace, and collaboration.
If you are new to Windows 10, you need this book. From new security features to organization, this book will help you navigate the newest form of operating systems. You will learn how to use the registry and so much more. No matter if you have upgraded your computer during the free year or you have purchased a full copy, this book will help you get started and even be there when you have to reinstall the operating system should you need to.
Most people don't need to know how to use every obscure feature of Microsoft Word 2016 - so when you want to get up and running without having to study dozens of commands you'll never use, the Get to the Point! Guide to Microsoft Word 2016 will show you how to do what you need to quickly, easily, and intuitively.
This book explores the following topics: Global Positioning Intelligence, the future of books, reverse engineering the brain, understanding consciousness, a critical analysis of Jeffrey Kripal's understanding of the paranormal, and a critical analysis of Edgar Cayce.
In this book, Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman offer listeners insight into the risks and benefits of driverless cars, and a lucid and engaging explanation of the enabling technology. Recent advances in software and robotics are toppling long-standing technological barriers that for decades have confined self-driving cars to the realm of fantasy. A new kind of artificial intelligence software called deep learning gives cars rapid and accurate visual perception. Human drivers can relax and take their eyes off the road.
In this issue: "Microsoft's Top Lawyer Becomes a Civil Rights Crusader" by Tom Simonite; "Bill Gates Doubles His Bet on Wiping Out Mosquitoes with Gene Editing" by Antonio Regalado; "Manufacturing Dopamine in the Brain with Gene Therapy" by Antonio Regalado; "China's Headlong Rush into an Ultra-expensive Cancer Therapy" by Yiting Sun; "Fetal Cells Offer Promise in Prenatal Testing" by Bonnie Rochman; "A Big Step Forward in the Quest for a Better Painkiller" by Adam Piore; "Life as an Entrepreneur in a Violent Mexico" by Adam Popescu.
In this issue: "Game Time for Twitter: Jack Dorsey's Big Bet on Live Events"; "How Google Is Schooling Apple and Microsoft in the Battle for America's Classrooms"; "How Kanye, Alexa Chung, and Other Mavericks Are Changing Fashion Forever"; "Adidas Makes a Play for Women"; "How David Adjaye Told the Story of the African-American Experience—With a Building"; "Sam Adams's Secret Weapon for Winning Back the American Craft Drinker"; and "What the First Mac's Failure Teaches Us about VR".
The second volume of Hacking University will serve as a supplemental edition to take your hacking skills and knowledge to the next level. However, this book will still be newbie friendly to anyone who has no hacking experience. It is also a great addition to Hacking University Freshman Edition.
In today's ever growing digital age, it is necessary to have a digital presence, no matter the size of your business. With a digital presence, your business can reap many benefits such as: higher customer satisfaction, more customers, and potential advertising opportunities. The best part is that it is no longer a difficult endeavor for you to obtain one - even if you don't have a technical background.
The Internet is perhaps one of the most prestigious indispensable tools of modern times where people simply cannot imagine a life without it, or even the world without it. It is one of the primary tools of technological evolution. Every era has had its own indispensable tool - for us in these modern times, it is none other than the Internet.
Algorithms to Live By by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths is an immersive look at the history and development of several algorithms used to solve computer science problems. It also considers potential applications of algorithms in human life including memory storage and network communication.
Bitcoins as a game changer have virtually set people's imagination into flight. Bitcoins are based on the blockchain technology. There is immense promise in blockchain technologies. Blockchain contracts are now beginning to be viewed with increased seriousness. Unlike an actual-world contract, blockchain contracts are executed using the code embedded in the blockchain. This audiobook encapsulates and covers some of the most significant legal and policy issues impacting blockchain contracts.
What exactly is Python programming and is it really that complex? How is Python made so easy so the jargon is gone and you can have success programming within a day? Mr. Key is going above and beyond with data types, programming modes and conditional statements. Look no further! It's time for you to take advantage of this easy programming guide so you can have immediate success in Python programming!
What exactly is Python programming and is it really that complex? How is Python made so easy so the jargon is gone and you can have success programming within a day? Want to know all about interactive mode with mathematical operations? Variables? Strings? Look no further! It's time for you to take advantage of this easy programming guide so you can have immediate success in Python programming!
If you wonder why good companies lose lots of personal information, and are not sure if your company is immune from this disaster, this insightful book shines a bright light on the hidden processes in most companies where data governance and information security are usually absent. These gaps are often the root cause of sensitive data loss.