5 books to help you understand what’s coming

The Future of the Brain by Gary Marcus and Jeremy Freeman- A collection of essays from leading neuroscientists speculating as to which techniques currently being developed will be the most impactful. Very technical and not accessible to most people but incredibly salient as the greatest scientific advances in the 21st century will come from our understanding of how our brains work.

Industries of the Future by Alec Ross – Using a wide breadth of knowledge accumulated from his time travelling and working directly under Hillary Clinton when she was Secretary of State, Alec Ross details which industries are undergoing the most change and gives international insight into how these changes will effect different regions of the globe.

Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom – The gold standard in the industry, read and lauded over by just about anyone with a sincere interest in futurism. It is accessible to all yet also very measured and remarkably judicious in its descriptions of the future.

The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly – As the name implies, Kelly believes that a rapid and profound paradigm shift is inevitable. In this book he details 12 forces changing the world and what their long term impacts will be.

Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari – An acclaimed Historian, Yuval bluntly outlines the future of our species and challenges the reader to accept them as fact and start thinking about how we want to live in the world to come.

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