Book picks as published in the January 25, 2017 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
The Revenge of Analog : real things and why they matter
By David Sax
Blending psychology and observant wit with old-fashioned reportage, Sax shows that humans need to work, sell, and live in the real world–not on a screen. “A funny thing has happened on our way to the digital utopia: we find ourselves increasingly missing reality.” Sax has found story after story of entrepreneurs, artisans, and creators who make real money by selling real things.
The Inevitable : understanding the 12 technological forces that will shape our future
By Kevin Kelly
Kelly, a former editor of Wired magazine 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. Fascinating and provocative.