WiW Notes 15

Everything new is old again.

I am personally biased to frame new technologies with the thinking that leads to them, with a particular focus on value. What is valuable, to whom, and why?

I remember attending a conference with my distinguished AI scientists and being more curious about the psyche of the scientists rather than their assertions.

Over time, this led to my shift from thinking about the line between AI and IA (intelligence augmentation) to focusing on IA and language and, more recently, creativity, developmental design, and coaching.

To that end, I am sharing an edited version of the library page from Everything Will Happen, a research site I ran seven years ago on AI, augmentation, and language.

Feel free to email back with any questions about a specific title or comments.

Philosophy and Science of the Mind

How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed

On Intelligence: How a New Understanding of the Brain Will Lead to the Creation of Truly Intelligent Machines

Conscious: A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind

Industry and history

The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation

Turing’s Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe

Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future

The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

The Big Nine: How the Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity

The Ideas Industry: How Pessimists, Partisans, and Plutocrats are Transforming the Marketplace of Ideas

What To Do When Machines Do Everything: How to Get Ahead in a World of AI, Algorithms, Bots, and Big Data


You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto

Psychology and Language

Mind in Motion: How Action Shapes Thought

Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age

The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age Stumbling on Happiness

The Diversity Bonus: How Great Teams Pay Off in the Knowledge Economy (Our Compelling Interests)

Mental Models and Systems

The End of Average: How We Succeed in a World That Values Sameness

Sensemaking: The Power of the Humanities in the Age of the Algorithm

Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for Common Ground Between Humans and Robots

Myths to Live By

You Belong to the Universe: Buckminster Fuller and the Future Metaphors We Live By

Big Mind: How Collective Intelligence Can Change Our World

Overcomplicated: Technology at the Limits of Comprehension

The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook

The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction Who Gets What ― and Why: The New Economics of Matchmaking and Market Design

Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies

The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers

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