|SAIHST´s Recommended Reading List|
SAIHST’s Recommended Reading List
The Future of the Mind
Author : Michio Kaku
Weapons of Math Destruction
Author : Cathy O'Neil
O'Neil asserts that in a variety of fields, from insurance to advertising to education and policing, big data and algorithms can lead to decisions that harm the poor, reinforcing racism and amplifying inequality. She claims that these problematic mathematical tools share three key features: they are opaque, scalable, and unfair.
THE REVENGE OF ANALOG : Real Things and Why They Matter
Author : David Sax
David Sax has uncovered story after story of entrepreneurs, small business owners, and even big corporations who've found a market selling not apps or virtual solutions but real, tangible things. As e-books are supposedly remaking reading, independent bookstores have sprouted up across the country. As music allegedly migrates to the cloud, vinyl record sales have grown more than ten times over the past decade. Even the offices of tech giants like Google and Facebook increasingly rely on pen and paper to drive their brightest ideas.
Sax's work reveals a deep truth about how humans shop, interact, and even think. Blending psychology and observant wit with first-rate reportage, Sax shows the limited appeal of the purely digital life-and the robust future of the real world outside it.