Futureproof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation

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Price
$27.00  $24.84
Publisher
Random House
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.3 X 1.0 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780593133347

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About the Author

Kevin Roose is a technology columnist for The New York Times. He is the host of the Rabbit Hole podcast and a regular guest on The Daily. He writes and speaks frequently about topics including automation and AI, social media, disinformation and cybersecurity, and digital wellness. Previously, he was a writer at New York magazine and the co-executive producer of Real Future, a documentary TV series about technology. He is the New York Times bestselling author of two previous books, Young Money and The Unlikely Disciple. He lives in Oakland, California.

Reviews

"Tech companies are changing the way we live, but no one is in charge of making sure that technology is improving lives. While we need to rewrite the rules of the twenty-first-century economy with solutions powerful enough to deal with this change, Kevin Roose's book is a great look at how people can do this on a personal level to always put humanity first."--Andrew Yang

"Artificial intelligence--and robots themselves--can be terrifying, but Kevin Roose provides a clear, compelling strategy for surviving the next wave of technology with our jobs--and souls--intact. Whether you're an optimist or a pessimist about the future, Futureproof is the survival guide you need."--Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit

"While I think that Skynet is still going to send the Terminator back to try to kill humanity someday, it's worth your time and attention--if that is still a thing in the addled Internet age--to read Kevin Roose's bracing book now. Why? Because it's a primer on the future and how to deal with the incoming today, from AI to automation to robotics and more, by using the tools of creativity and just being human. Whether the digital threat comes from a cybernetic organism from 2459 arriving in a big ball of lightning or from that innocent-looking mobile supercomputer in your hand, I do know that you need to prepare for the next tech age. And there's no better way to do it than to futureproof yourself by letting Roose show you how."--Kara Swisher, co-founder of Recode, host of the podcasts Recode Decode and Pivot, and a New York Times contributing opinion writer