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