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    The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

    The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power

    Narrated by Nicol Zanzarella ...

    Unabridged

    24 hours 16 min

    The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called "surveillance capitalism," and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and control our behavior.In this masterwork of original thinking and research, Shoshana Zuboff provides startling insights into the phenomenon that she has named surveillance capitalism. The ... Read more

    $40.41 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Life 3.0

    Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

    by Max Tegmark ...
    Narrated by Rob Shapiro ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 29 min

    Penguin Audio presents Life 3.0 by Max Tegmark, read by Rob Shapiro.We stand at the beginning of a new era. What was once science fiction is fast becoming reality, as AI transforms war, crime, justice, jobs and society-and, even, our very sense of what it means to be human. More than any other technology, AI has the potential to revolutionize our collective future - and there's nobody better ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Digital Minimalism

    Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

    by Cal Newport ...
    Narrated by Will Damron ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours

    Learn how to switch off and find calm - from the New York Times bestselling author of A World Without Email'Digital Minimalism is the Marie Kondo of technology' Evening Standard'An eloquent, powerful and enjoyably practical guide to cutting back on screen time' The Times'An urgent call to action for anyone serious about being in command of their own life' Ryan Holiday... ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Inevitable

    Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

    by Kevin Kelly ...
    Narrated by George Newbern ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 30 min

    **A New York Times BestsellerFrom one of our leading technology thinkers and writers, a guide through the twelve technological imperatives that will shape the next thirty years and transform our lives**Much of what will happen in the next thirty years is inevitable, driven by technological trends that are already in motion. In this fascinating, provocative new book, Kevin Kelly provides an ... Read more

    $33.70 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Human Compatible

    AI and the Problem of Control

    Narrated by Raphael Corkhill ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 38 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Creating superior intelligence would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, according to the world's pre-eminent AI expert, it could also be the last.In this groundbreaking book on the biggest question facing humanity, Stuart Russell explains why he has come to consider his own discipline an existential threat to his own species, and lays out how we can ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Mismatch

    How Inclusion Shapes Design

    by Kat Holmes ...
    Narrated by Kat Holmes ...
    series Design, Technology, Business, Life

    Unabridged

    3 hours 47 min

    Sometimes designed objects reject their users: a computer mouse that doesn't work for left-handed people, for example, or a touchscreen payment system that only works for people who read English phrases, have 20/20 vision, and use a credit card. These mismatches are the building blocks of exclusion. In Mismatch, Kat Holmes describes how design can lead to exclusion, and how design can also remedy ... Read more

    $19.45 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    In the Dark

    New Ways to Avoid the Harmful Effects of Living in a Technologically Connected World

    Narrated by David Linski ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 40 min

    Do you spend the majority of your day in front of a laptop, in artificial light? Then drive home, chatting on your Bluetooth before heating up your dinner in the microwave? Then you “relax” with your iPad, glancing at your flat screen TV that’s downloading the latest movie, before setting the alarm on your phone and sleeping with it next to your head, the smart meter buzzing away in the background ... Read more

    $22.39 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Summary: Life 3.0 - Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

    by R John ...
    Narrated by R John ...

    Unabridged

    7 min

    Must-read summary of Max Tegmark’s book: “Life 3.0” : Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence | Key TakeawaysAI is the future - but what will that future look like? Will superhuman intelligence be our slave, or become our god?Taking us to the heart of the latest thinking about AI, Max Tegmark, the MIT professor whose work has helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial, ... Read more

    $2.98 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    What Is to Be Done

    Political Engagement and Saving the Planet

    by Barry Jones ...
    Narrated by Grant Cartwright ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 9 min

    When Sleepers, Wake! was released in Australia, it immediately became influential around the world. Now its author, the polymath and former politician Barry Jones, turns his attention to what has happened since-especially to politics, health, and our climate in the digital age-and to the challenges faced by increasingly fragile democracies and public institutions. Jones sees climate change as the ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Talking to Robots

    A Brief Guide to Our Human-Robot Futures

    Narrated by John Lee ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 20 min

    One of Time magazine's '32 Books You Need to Read This Summer' -- 'a riveting read'.'Intensely readable, downright terrifying, and surprisingly uplifting.'Vanity Fair'A fascinating work of imaginative futurology, a science journalist takes a look at our current technologies and anticipates the human-robot future that could await us - one full of warrior bots, politician bots, doctor bots and... ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Lost In A Good Game

    Why We Play Video Games And What They Can Do For Us

    by Pete Etchells ...
    Narrated by Ryan Burke ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 50 min

    When Pete Etchells was 14, his father died from motor neurone disease. In order to cope, he immersed himself in a virtual world - first as an escape, but later to try to understand what had happened. Etchells is now a researcher into the psychological effects of video games, and was co-author on a recent paper explaining why WHO plans to classify 'game addiction' as a danger to public health are ... Read more

    $44.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Don't Be Evil

    The Case Against Big Tech

    by Rana Foroohar ...
    Narrated by Rachel Fulginiti ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 58 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.An award-winning Financial Times columnist exposes the threat that Big Tech poses to our democracies, our economies and ourselvesToday Google and Facebook receive 90% of the world's news ad-spending. Amazon takes half of all ecommerce in the US. Google and Apple operating systems run on all but 1% of cell phones globally. And 80% of corporate wealth is now held by 10% of ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Golf's Holy War

    The Battle for the Soul of a Game in an Age of Science

    Narrated by Kyle Tait ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 31 min

    As Michael Lewis’s bestseller Moneyball captured baseball at a technological turning point, this “highly entertaining, very smart book” (James Patterson) takes us inside golf’s clash between its hallowed artistic tradition and its scientific future.The world of golf is at a crossroads. As technological innovations displace traditional philosophies, the golfing community has splintered into two ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Domestic Revolution

    How the Introduction of Coal into Victorian Homes Changed Everything

    by Ruth Goodman ...
    Narrated by Jennifer M. Dixon ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 17 min

    "The queen of living history" (Lucy Worsley) returns with an immersive account of how English women sparked a worldwide revolution-from their own kitchens. No single invention epitomizes the Victorian era more than the black cast-iron range. Aware that the twenty-first-century has reduced it to a quaint relic, Ruth Goodman was determined to prove that the hot coal stove provided so much more than ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    BetweenBrains

    Taking Back our AI Future

    Narrated by Olivia Wilson ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 10 min

    AI is a present reality: we live at the threshold of an AI-dominated era. AI is more than a Technology wave. In the 21st century and beyond it is the very core source of power that fuels politics, business, and society: our minds, our work, and our homes. AI also rewrites the rules and forces us to lose no time in rethinking fundamental questions of our humanity. Our human brains will soon be ... Read more

    $26.82 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Alchemy of Us

    How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another

    Narrated by Allyson Johnson ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 53 min

    In The Alchemy of Us, scientist and science writer Ainissa Ramirez examines eight inventions-clocks, steel rails, copper communication cables, photographic film, light bulbs, hard disks, scientific labware, and silicon chips-and reveals how they shaped the human experience. Ramirez tells the stories of the woman who sold time, the inventor who inspired Edison, and the hotheaded undertaker whose ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Tecnologia versus Humanidade

    O confronto futuro entre a Máquina e o Homem

    by Gerd Leonhard ...
    Narrated by Luis Matias ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 46 min

    De que lado está?Novo manifesto provocador de Gerd LeonhardFuturista Leonhard volta a abrir novos caminhos ao juntar o desejo da humanidade atualizar e automatizar tudo – até à própria biologia humana – com a nossa busca intemporal de liberdade e felicidade.Antes que seja demasiado tarde, temos de parar e fazer as perguntas importantes: Como adotamos a tecnologia sem nos tornarmos nela? Quando ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Content

    Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future of the Future

    by Cory Doctorow ...
    Narrated by Richard Powers ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 4 min

    Hailed by Bruce Sterling as a "political activist, gizmo freak, junk collector, programmer, entrepreneur, and all-around Renaissance geek," Cory Doctorow is the web's most celebrated high-tech pop-culture maven. Conten**t is the first collection of Doctorow's infamous articles, essays, and polemics.Here's why Microsoft should stop treating its customers as criminals (through relentless digital ... Read more

    $25.39 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Singularity Is Nearer

    by Ray Kurzweil ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours

    The noted inventor and futurist's successor to his landmark book The Singularity Is Near explores how technology will refashion the human race in the decades to comeSince it was first published in 2005, Ray Kurzweil's The Singularity Is Near and its vision of the future have been influential in spawning a worldwide movement with millions of followers, hundreds of books, major films (Her, Lucy, Ex ... Read more

    $37.44 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    This Week In Voice Presents: Perspectives On Gender In VoiceFirst Technology

    Narrated by Bradley Metrock ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 18 min

    As voice technology (more properly referred to as voice-first technology) advances as the most important emerging technology of our time, This Week In Voice has chronicled it all. Amazon's Alexa, Google's Assistant, Apple's Siri, Microsoft's Cortana, Samsung's Bixby, and many other voice assistants now crowd the landscape and have ushered in a new era of computing which uses the human voice as its ... Read more

    $22.45 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Irresistible

    Why We Can’t Stop Checking, Scrolling, Clicking and Watching

    by Adam Alter ...
    Narrated by Adam Alter ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 17 min

    Random House presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Irresistible, written and read by Adam Alter.'Truly addictive' Malcolm Gladwell * 'Brilliant' Susan Cain * 'Essential' Charles DuhiggHow many times have you checked your phone today? Why are messaging apps, email and social media so hard to resist? How come we always end up watching another episode?In r... ... Read more

    $18.93 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Power to the People

    How Open Technological Innovation is Arming Tomorrow's Terrorists

    Narrated by Teri Barrington ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 40 min

    Never have so many possessed the means to be so lethal. The diffusion of modern technology to ordinary people has given them access to weapons of mass violence previously monopolized by the state. As Audrey Kurth Cronin explains in Power to the People, what we are seeing now is an exacerbation of an age-old trend. Over the centuries, the most surprising developments in warfare have occurred ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Penguin and the Leviathan

    How Cooperation Triumphs over Self-Interest

    Narrated by Marc Cashman ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 36 min

    What do Wikipedia, Zip Car’s business model, Barack Obama's presidential campaign, and a small group of lobster fishermen have in common? They all show the power and promise of human cooperation in transforming our businesses, our government, and our society at large. Because today, when the costs of collaborating are lower than ever before, there are no limits to what we can achieve by working ... Read more

    $26.21 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Context

    Further Selected Essays on Productivity, Creativity, Parenting, and Politics in the 21st Century

    by Cory Doctorow ...
    Narrated by Richard Powers ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 40 min

    One of the web's most celebrated high-tech culture mavens returns with this second collection of essays and polemics. Discussing complex topics in an accessible manner, Cory Doctorow's visions of a future where artists have full freedom of expression is tempered with his understanding that creators need to benefit from their own creations. From extolling the Etsy makerverse to excoriating Apple ... Read more

    $25.39 AUD or free with audiobook trial