One thing that has powered the evolution of technology, over the years, has been the layers of technological foundations, placed down and carefully, built on, generation, after generation.
The world is moving, to a point, where, technology will be infused in, basically, everything that concerns man, starting from the relationship, with his environment, through the Internet of Things, (IoT), application of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Automation, Bio-medics, Machine Learning, etc.
Irrespective of the industry you are in, technology, will play a vital role, in its growth and that is why it is, highly, imperative that, entrepreneurs read a lot of books, bordering on the application of technologies.
There is this popular adage that goes thus; ‘you are what you read’.
Technological books, will not only open you, to the thousands of opportunities, embedded in it, but you will, also, be able, to predict the future of man and machine.
You will, also, be well advanced in knowledge in that field, than your peers.
Here are the 4 top, must-read technology books, bordering on the application and it’s future in the world.
Life After Google
The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy – George Gilder
George has, often, been described, as the man, who sees the future, as he has written a book, bordering on the future of technology and who the winner and loser will be, in terms of the survival of the present tech giants.
In this book, George adumbrates the decentralization of the virtual world and how crypto/blockchain technology, will become a driving force, through what he refers to, as “cryptocosm”.
Peter Thiel, Founder of PayPal and Palantir, has this to say, about the book, – ‘Google’s algorithms, assumes that the world’s future is nothing, more than, the next moment in a random process.
George Gilder shows how deep this assumption goes. What motivates people to make it, and why it is wrong: the future depends on human action’.
(The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone) – Satya Nadella
In 2014, Satya Nadella took over Microsoft and the first thing he did, was to start spreading the tentacles of Microsoft, through aggressive pursuit of acquisitions and the upgrades, into Cloud.
This book, Hit Refresh, embodied the personal journey of Nadella and how he was able, to move the organization forward, at a time, when everything was grinding down and how technology will affect our lives.
Hit Refresh presents why humans, need to, constantly, re-strategize, in their quest, for a new source of energy.
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism
(The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power) – Shoshana Zuboff
This book delved into the future, of how man, will relate with his environment and how top organizations, will evolve, into corporations that will invest billions of dollars, in search of how to change the way, people communicate, relate and think.
(The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence) – Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, Avi Goldfarb
To have a clear understanding, of Artificial Intelligence and its applications, then, this book is the best to read.
It showcases the role, AI has been playing, through technological disruption and how segmented it is, as well as, the importance of AI to businesses.
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