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url 2017-06-20 19:12
Wanderers
Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space - Carl Sagan,Ann Druyan

A short film by Erik Wernquist, narrated by Carl Sagan from his book Pale Blue Dot.

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url 2017-03-23 02:06
Why Our Future Depends on Books

We must keep books relevant and accessible, or our future may suffer.

A major reason, of course, lies in future generations. Not only for literacy but because books are able to show children different worlds and educate them on things they would never have dreamed of.

Source: www.bookstr.com/article/neil-gaiman-discusses-why-our-future-depends-on-books/3345?trr_article_source=post-ribbon-module&utm_campaign=705566_newsletter_172203&utm_medium=email&utm_source=The%20Reading%20Room%20&dm_i=2P56,F4F2,Z2B5Q,
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url 2016-03-19 12:32
When AI rules the world: what SF novels tell us about our future overlords

Science fiction has offered many visions of a computer-controlled future, and the future doesn’t look good for humanity.

 

I, Robot

 

Read more here.

Source: www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2016/mar/18/ai-sf-novels-artificial-intelligence-science-fiction-gibson-neuromancer
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url 2015-12-30 04:24
The Best Science Books of 2015
On the Move: A Life - Oliver Sacks
The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World - Andrea Wulf
Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe - Lisa Randall
The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer - Sydney Padua
The Blue Whale - Jenni Desmond
The Physicist and the Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson, and the Debate That Changed Our Understanding of Time by Jimena Canales (26-May-2015) Hardcover - Jimena Canales
What to Think About Machines That Think: Today's Leading Thinkers on the Age of Machine Intelligence by John Brockman (2015-10-06) - John Brockman;
Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past, Present, Future - Lauren Redniss

The best of science books in 2015.

 

1. On the move by Oliver Sacks. 

 

Missed him so much. My favorite writer on matter of the brain because it is so accessible. 

 

 

2. The invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf. 

 

Haven't come across this one and it sounds interesting. 

 

3. Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs by Lisa Randall 

 

Sound cool. 

 

4. The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage by Sydney Pauda 

 

Cool graphics. 

 

 

 

5. The Blue Whale by Jenni Desmond 

 

Another blue book. Nice. 

 

 

6. The Physicist & the Philosopher by Jimena Canales

 

Another good one. 

 

einsteinbergson

 

 

7. What to think about machines that think by John Brockman 

 

 

Another good annual book on the latest trend of science topic. 

 

Bonus. Thunders and Lightning by Lauren Redniss. 

 

Picture book. 

 

I have not read any of them, but would read Oliver Sacks and John Brockman ones next year. 

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