09 février 2014

Futures Imperfect 2

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. The fabulous Barbara Fister, you, and I like to read books about the future. 
Some thought provoking, or at least engaging, dystopian fiction can bring some restorative balance to general “future will be pretty awesome” themes of the nonfiction books that I tend to read.
Two fun, fast, and smart books that I’d like to recommend for your brain are Marcus Sakey’s Brilliance and Ramez Naam’s Nexus.  The fact that these books are cheap - $4.99 and $1.99 respectively for the Kindle versions - may persuade you (combined with my recommendation) to download.  Let us know.
Brilliance can be read as a book length argument that aspies and other newly recognized on the spectrum ways of thinking may offer alternative (and sometimes superior) ways interfacing with the world. Read more...

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