The Unintended Consequences of Technology: Solutions, Breakthroughs, and the Restart We Need (Hardcover)

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The Unintended Consequences of Technology: Solutions, Breakthroughs, and the Restart We Need (Hardcover)

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Discover the technologies and trends that threaten humanity and our planet--- and how we can rein them back in, together

In The Unintended Consequences of Technology: Solutions, Breakthroughs and the Restart We Need, accomplished tech entrepreneur Chris Ategeka delivers an insightful and eye-opening exploration of the challenges and the opportunities at the intersection of technology, society and our planet. Detailing both positive and negative technology use cases that on one hand have made humanity better, but on the other hand pose a serious threat to individuals and groups across the world, the author demonstrates how to avoid allowing powerful technologies to overcome our better natures.

In this book, you'll:

  • Discover how the forces of capitalism, greed and the myths that surround meritocracy when combined with exponential technology pose an existential risk for humanity.
  • Explore the many exponential technologies such as gene editing, 5G, behavior modification, cyberspace... that have lots of promise but also uncertainty.
  • Consider the future of humanity we wish to collectively build, and whether we can rebuild a capacity for empathy at scale in our tech tools

Perfect for founders, business leaders, executives, managers, Chief Technology Officers, and anyone else i.e. all human beings] responsible for the use and proliferation of advanced technologies. The Unintended Consequences of Technology is a thought-provoking, must-read resource for those at the forefront of our new technological reality.

CHRIS ATEGEKA is an engineer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is the founder of the Center for the Unintended Consequences of Technology [UCOT] a company that focuses on finding solutions to the challenges at the intersection of technology and humanity. He was named to Forbes magazine's 30 Under 30 in 2014, is an Echoing Green Fellow, a TED Fellow, and was recently recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.To learn more, visit: helloucot.com/; christopherategeka.com/; Twitter: @chrisategeka
Product Details ISBN: 9781119817598
ISBN-10: 1119817595
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: October 12th, 2021
Pages: 288
Language: English