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  • Future Minds

    The Rise of Intelligence from the Big Bang to the End of the Universe

    by Richard Yonck ...
    For readers of Michio Kaku and Stephen Hawking, the book readers have acclaimed as "A mega-comprehensive outlook at intelligence as convincing as it is surprising" and "A truly breathtaking forecast on the future of intelligence."With the ongoing advancement of AI and other technologies, our world is becoming increasingly intelligent. From chatbots to innovations in brain-computer interfaces to ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • A City on Mars

    Can We Settle Space, Should We Settle Space, and Have We Really Thought This Through?

    **ONE OF THE TIMES BEST SCIENCE BOOKS OF THE YEARTHE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERFrom the bestselling authors of Soonish, a brilliant and hilarious off-world investigation into space settlement**Earth is not well. The promise of starting life anew somewhere far, far away - no climate change, no war, no Twitter - beckons, and settling the stars finally seems within our grasp. Or is it? Bestselling ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Weapons of Math Destruction

    How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

    by Cathy O'Neil ...
    'A manual for the 21st-century citizen... accessible, refreshingly critical, relevant and urgent' - Financial Times'Fascinating and deeply disturbing' - Yuval Noah Harari, Guardian Books of the YearIn this New York Times bestseller, Cathy O'Neil, one of the first champions of algorithmic accountability, sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life -- and threaten to rip ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Man-Made

    How the bias of the past is being built into the future

    by Tracey Spicer ...
    Walkley Award-winning journalist Tracey Spicer **exposes the next frontier of feminism. Man-Made aims to open readers’ eyes to a transformative technological shift in society and give them the tools to make positive change.Longlisted for the 2023 Walkley Book Award.**'Mum, I want a robot slave.'Broadcaster Tracey Spicer had an epiphany when her young son uttered these six words. Suddenly, her life ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Art of Invisibility

    The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data

    by Kevin Mitnick ...
    Real-world advice on how to be invisible online from "the FBI's most wanted hacker" (Wired).Be online without leaving a trace. Your every step online is being tracked and stored, and your identity literally stolen. Big companies and big governments want to know and exploit what you do, and privacy is a luxury few can afford or understand.In this explosive yet practical book, Kevin Mitnick uses ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • Invisible Women

    the Sunday Times number one bestseller exposing the gender bias women face every day

    *THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER**OVER HALF A MILLION COPIES SOLD*Discover the shocking gender bias that affects our everyday lives.'HELL YES. This is one of those books that has the potential to change things - a monumental piece of research' Caitlin MoranImagine a world where...· Your phone is too big for your hand· Yo... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Digital Minimalism

    Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

    by Cal Newport ...
    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*****Do you find yourself endlessly scrolling through social media or the news while your anxiety rises? Are you feeling frazzled after a long day of endless video calls?In this timely book, professor Cal Ne... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Merchants of Doubt

    How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming

    The U.S. scientific community has long led the world in research on such areas as public health, environmental science, and issues affecting quality of life. These scientists have produced landmark studies on the dangers of DDT, tobacco smoke, acid rain, and global warming. But at the same time, a small yet potent subset of this community leads the world in vehement denial of these dangers ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Life 3.0

    Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

    by Max Tegmark ...
    ***'*This is the most important conversation of our time, and Tegmark's thought-provoking book will help you join it' Stephen HawkingTHE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER. DAILY TELEGRAPH AND THE TIMES BOOKS OF THE YEARSELECTED AS ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVOURITE BOOKS OF 2018**AI is the future - but what will that future look like? Will superhuman intelligence be our slave, or become our god?Taking us to ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Thank You for Being Late

    An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations

    The new international bestseller from the Pulitzer Prize winner and author of The World is Flat - this is an essential and entertaining field guide to thriving in the twenty-first century.**'As a guide for perplexed Westerners, this book is very hard to beat . . . Thank You for Being Late is a master class in explaining ... After your session with Dr. Friedman, you have a much better idea of the ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • What Would Google Do?

    Reverse-Engineering the Fastest Growing Company in the History of the World

    by Jeff Jarvis ...
    “Eye-opening, thought-provoking, and enlightening.”—USA Today“An indispensable guide to the business logic of the networked era.”—Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody“A stimulating exercise in thinking really, really big.”—San Jose Mercury NewsWhat Would Google Do? is an indispensable manual for survival and success in today’s internet-driven marketplace. By “reverse engineering the fastest ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • The Inevitable

    Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

    by Kevin Kelly ...
    **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

    $18.99 AUD

  • Quarterly Essay 72 Net Loss

    The Inner Life in the Digital Age

    Book 72 - Quarterly Essay
    We live in an age of constant distraction. Is there a price to pay for this?In this superb essay, renowned critic Sebastian Smee explores the fate of the inner life in the age of the internet. Throughout history, artists and thinkers have cultivated the deep self, and seen value in solitude and reflection. But today, with social media, wall-to-wall marketing and the agitation of modern life, ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • How to Disappear and Live Off the Grid

    A CIA Insider's Guide

    by John Kiriakou ...
    With an experienced CIA officer as your teacher, you’ll gain the knowledge and necessary tools to protect yourself and the ones you love.No matter where we go, we leave tracks and clues of our existence without even knowing. Our electronic footprint becomes our invisible trail. In this day in age where the world seems to be at our fingertips and social media plays a huge role in our daily lives, ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • The Invisible Rainbow

    A History of Electricity and Life

    5g is being rolled out across the country, despite growing evidence that it is disruptive to our health, our safety, and the environment. The Invisible Rainbow is the groundbreaking story of electricity as it’s never been told before—exposing its very real impact on the biosphere and human health.100,000 copies sold!Over the last 220 years, society has evolved a universal belief that electricity ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies

    A New York Times Bestseller. A “fascinating” (Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times) look at how digital technology is transforming our work and our lives.In recent years, Google’s autonomous cars have logged thousands of miles on American highways and IBM’s Watson trounced the best human Jeopardy! players. Digital technologies—with hardware, software, and networks at their core—will in the near ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • Hamlet's BlackBerry

    a practical philosophy for building a good life in the digital age

    A crisp, passionately argued answer to the question that everyone who’s grown dependent on digital devices is asking: ‘Where’s the rest of my life?’At a time when we’re all trying to make sense of our relentlessly connected lives, this revelatory book presents a bold new approach to the digital age. Part intellectual journey, part memoir, Hamlet’s BlackBerry sets out to solve what William Powers ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • What We Owe The Future

    The Sunday Times Bestseller

    The challenges we face are enormous. But we can still secure a positive future for our planet, and for everyone on it.In What We Owe The Future, philosopher William MacAskill persuasively argues for longtermism, the idea that positively influencing the distant future is a moral priority of our time. It isn’t enough to mitigate climate change or avert the next pandemic. We can ensure that ... Read more

    $22.86 AUD

  • Irresistible

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

    by Adam Alter ...
    Almost half of the developed population has an internet-based addiction. In some ways this is not surprising, as our world is filled with addictive experiences: from social media and messaging, to rolling news and video streaming. Attention spans are decreasing as our time spent glued to our screens are increasing, negatively affecting our ability to relax, sleep, develop relationships and achieve ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • You Are Not A Gadget

    A Manifesto

    by Jaron Lanier ...
    Something went wrong around the start of the 21st century. Individual creativity began to go out of fashion. Music became an endless rehashing of the past. Scientists were in danger of no longer understanding their own research. Indeed, not only was individual creativity old-fashioned but individuals themselves. The crowd was wise. Machines, specifically computers, were no longer tools to be used ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Reality is Broken

    Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World

    We are living in a world full of games.More than 31 million people in the UK are gamers.The average young person will spend 10,000 hours gaming by the age of twenty-one.The future belongs to those who play games.In this ground-breaking book, visionary game designer Jane McGonigaI challenges conventional thinking and shows that games - far from being simply escapist entertainment - have the ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • What Is to Be Done

    political engagement and saving the planet

    by Barry Jones ...
    A follow-up to the author’s prescient bestseller, first published in 1982, that alerted the public to the likely impacts of information technologies and the emergence of a post-industrial society.When Sleepers, Wake! was released in Australia, it immediately became influential around the world: it was read by Deng Xiaoping and Bill Gates; was published in China, Japan, South Korea, and Sweden; and ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

  • A World Without Email

    Find Focus and Transform the Way You Work Forever (from the NYT bestselling productivity expert)

    by Cal Newport ...
    ***NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER***Feel like you're always drowning in email? How much more would you achieve without them - and how much happier would you be?'A World Without Email crystallizes what so many of us feel intuitively but haven't been able to explain: the way we're working isn't working.' Drew Houston, co-founder and CEO of Dropbox________________Emails are an integral part ... ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • The Master Algorithm

    How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World

    A spell-binding quest for the one algorithm capable of deriving all knowledge from data, including a cure for cancerSociety is changing, one learning algorithm at a time, from search engines to online dating, personalized medicine to predicting the stock market. But learning algorithms are not just about Big Data - these algorithms take raw data and make it useful by creating more algorithms. This ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD