I read a book one day and my whole life was changed
Sapiens: A brief history of humankind
A book about deep history. 70000 years of human evolution in under 400 pages. This is a classic.
Homo deus: A Brief history of tomorrow
A book about deep future of humanity. When disease, war seem to be killing lesser humans than ever in history, and both biotech and info tech are at the verge of changing what it means to be human, what next?
21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Are you sometimes worried about the future? Don’t fret, let’s prep!
- Whoever owns the data wins, which is why everyone struggles for it.
- Twin revolutions of biotech and info tech would create a useless class of people
- Biotech might end up in speciation of humans into multiple biological casts
- Education must show us how to navigate information, not give us more of it
Superintelligence asks what will happen once we manage to build computers that are smarter than us, including what we need to do, how it’s going to work, and why it has to be done the exact right way to make sure the human race doesn’t go extinct.
“Everything from the maintenance of civilization to the moral progress of our species depends on a series of successful conversations.”—Sam Harris
The Death Of Expertise
by Tom Nichols
The Human Predicament: A Candid Guide to Life’s Biggest Questions
Who Owns the Future?
by Jaron Lanier
Letters to a Young Contrarian
Rationality: From AI to Zombies
The Gene: An Intimate History
Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
The Greatest Story Ever Told—So Far: Why Are We Here?
Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era
by James Barrat
The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies
A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing
Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
by Max Tegmark
Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies
The Nonsense of Free Will: Facing Up to a False Belief
Why Orwell Matters
The End of Illness
Who’s in Charge?
Brain Bugs: How the Brain’s Flaws Shape Our Lives
Ethics for the Real World
A Brief History of Time
The Character of Physical Law
Eichmann in Jerusalem
The Blind Watchmaker
Mindfulness in Plain English
The Varieties of Scientific Experience
The Portable Atheist
The Demon-Haunted World
How the Mind Works
Hitler’s Willing Executioners
The Emperor’s New Mind
Six Not-So-Easy Pieces
Six Easy Pieces
by Michio Kaku
The Elegant Universe
by Brian Greene
God Is Not Great
The God Delusion
Operation Barbarossa and Germany’s Defeat in the East
by David Stahel
Retreat from Moscow: A New History of Germany’s Winter Campaign, 1941-1942
by David Stahel