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The Driver in the Driverless Car - How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future

Vivek Wadhwa

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A computer beats the reigning human champion of Go, a game harder than chess. Another is composing classical music. Labs are creating life-forms from synthetic DNA. A doctor designs an artificial trachea, uses a 3D printer to produce it, and implants it and saves a child's life. Astonishing technological advances like these are arriving in increasing numbers. Scholar and entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa uses this book to alert us to dozens of them and raise important questions about what they may mean for us. Breakthroughs such as personalized genomics, self-driving vehicles, drones, and artificial intelligence could make our lives healthier, safer, and easier. But the same technologies raise the specter of a frightening, alienating future: eugenics, a jobless economy, complete loss of privacy, and ever-worsening economic inequality. As Wadhwa puts it, our choices will determine if our future is Star Trek or Mad Max. Wadhwa offers us three questions to ask about every emerging technology: Does it have the potential to benefit everyone equally? What are its risks and rewards? And does it promote autonomy or dependence? Looking at a broad array of advances in this light, he emphasizes that the future is up to us to create—that even if our hands are not on the wheel, we will decide the driverless car's destination.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alex Salkever, Julie Eickhoff

Length:

4h 52m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:03


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:58


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:39


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

26:30


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

29:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

25:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:29


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

24:43


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:14


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:42


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

00:22