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Dr. Bertalan Meskó, PhD is The Medical Futurist and the Director of The Medical Futurist Institute analyzing how science fiction technologies can become a reality in medicine and healthcare. As a geek physician with a PhD in genomics, he is also an Amazon Top 100 author. He is also a Private Professor at Semmelweis Medical School, Budapest, Hungary.
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The Kingdom
Jess Rothenberg - May 28, 2019
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Welcome to the Kingdom... where 'Happily Ever After' isn't just a promise, but a rule. ...
Berci Meskó
Mar 26, 2021
Just finished 'The Kingdom' by @JessRothenberg This book’s genius is about the viewpoint: it’s told through a robot’s perspective. Essentially, for me this story was about how Ava, the robot developed a sense of consciousness.      source
Let Patients Help!
e-Patient Dave deBronkart - Mar 20, 2013
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Concise reasons, tips & methods for making patient engagement effective.The third book by e-Patient Dave, cancer beater, blogger, internationally known keynote speaker and advocate for patient engagement; co-founder and past co-chair of the Society for Participatory Medicine. Profile: www.ePatientDave.com/about-daveThe book's web page: http: //epat...
Berci Meskó
Mar 15, 2021
I made this book a compulsory read for my medical students.      source
Instantiation
Greg Egan - Jan 23, 2020
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“Instantiation” is a collection of eleven science fiction stories by Hugo Award winning author Greg Egan: • “The Discrete Charm of the Turing Machine” • “Zero For Conduct” • “Uncanny Valley” • “Seventh Sight” • “The Nearest” • “Shadow Flock” • “Bit Players” • “Break My Fall” • “3-adica” • “The Slipway” • “Instantiation”...
Berci Meskó
Feb 10, 2021
There are sci-fi writers who don’t wish to create a blast in their stories or save everyone. Rather, they show a world in its details, one that’s still ahead of us. This is what makes @gregeganSF a genius. I’ve just finished his #book #Instantiation, which I’d highly recommend!      source
Greenlights
Matthew McConaughey - Oct 20, 2020
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From the Academy Award®–winning actor, an unconventional memoir filled with raucous stories, outlaw wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction I’ve been in this life for fifty years, been trying to work out its riddle for forty-two, and been keeping diaries of clues to that riddle for the last thirty-five. Notes...
Berci Meskó
Jan 07, 2021
3/3 I’ve enjoyed these 3 books over the holidays: #GreenlightsBook by @McConaughey - Some principles on how he’s been searching for greenlights: those signs that help him take the right turn. I personally find them in data. This book helps us understand how to look for them.      source
The Math of Life and Death
7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives
Kit Yates - Jan 07, 2020 (first published in 2019)
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From birthdays to birth rates to how we perceive the passing of time, mathematical patterns shape our lives. But for those of us who left math behind in high school, the numbers and figures hurled at us as we go about our days can sometimes leave us scratching our heads and feeling as if we’re fumbling through a mathematical minefield. In this eye-...
Berci Meskó
Jan 07, 2021
3/3 I’ve enjoyed these 3 books over the holidays: #GreenlightsBook by @McConaughey - Some principles on how he’s been searching for greenlights: those signs that help him take the right turn. I personally find them in data. This book helps us understand how to look for them.      source
Life 3.0
Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
Max Tegmark - Jul 31, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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In this authoritative and eye-opening book, Max Tegmark describes and illuminates the recent, path-breaking advances in Artificial Intelligence and how it is poised to overtake human intelligence. How will AI affect crime, war, justice, jobs, society and our very sense of being human? The rise of AI has the potential to transform our future more th...
Berci Meskó
Jan 07, 2021
3/3 I’ve enjoyed these 3 books over the holidays: #GreenlightsBook by @McConaughey - Some principles on how he’s been searching for greenlights: those signs that help him take the right turn. I personally find them in data. This book helps us understand how to look for them.      source
Human Compatible
Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control
Stuart Russell - Oct 08, 2019
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A leading artificial intelligence researcher lays out a new approach to AI that will enable us to coexist successfully with increasingly intelligent machines In the popular imagination, superhuman artificial intelligence is an approaching tidal wave that threatens not just jobs and human relationships, but civilization itself. Conflict between huma...
Berci Meskó
Dec 31, 2020
7 / 10 TOP content in 2020 by The Medical Futurist: The book of 2020 that made me feel like my IQ grows at every 10th page! *Human Compatible* by Stuart Russels provides the perfect context and historical background to understand where A.I. is coming from.      source
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Quiet
The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Susan Cain - Jan 29, 2013 (first published in 2012)
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At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts—Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak—that we owe many of the great contributions to society.In Quiet, Susan...
Berci Meskó
Dec 22, 2020
My last book recommendation for 2020: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by @susancain.It made me note that we should do our best to balance our introvert and extrovert personality traits to make them collaborate rather than conflict with each other      source
Recursion
A Novel
Blake Crouch - Mar 10, 2020 (first published in 2019)
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Reality is broken.At first, it looks like a disease. An epidemic that spreads through no known means, driving its victims mad with memories of a life they never lived. But the force that's sweeping the world is no pathogen. It's just the first shock wave, unleashed by a stunning discovery--and what's in jeopardy is not our minds but the very fabric...
Berci Meskó
Jun 26, 2020
If you look for a good #scifi that blows your mind by involving you in an emotional path from various lives to death, Recursion from @blakecrouch1 is your book. But don't mind if the science behind the idea is not rock-solid. I can't say more without spoiling it. Read it!      source
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The Half-Life of Facts
Why Everything We Know Has an Expiration Date
Samuel Arbesman - Aug 26, 2013 (first published in 2012)
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New insights from the science of science Facts change all the time. Smoking has gone from doctor recommended to deadly. We used to think the Earth was the center of the universe and that the brontosaurus was a real dinosaur. In short, what we know about the world is constantly changing. Samuel Arbesman shows us how knowledge in most fields evolves ...
Berci Meskó
Jan 10, 2020
Every book that helps understand better how old paradigms are replaced by new ones is a huge addition to our research on #digitalhealth. That's why I liked The Half-Life of Facts. It describes how facts and knowledge change over time. A must-read in the age of fake news!      source
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Game Changer
AlphaZero's Groundbreaking Chess Strategies and the Promise of AI
Matthew Sadler - Feb 15, 2019
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It took AlphaZero only a few hours of self-learning to become the chess player that shocked the world. The artificial intelligence system, created by DeepMind, had been fed nothing but the rules of the Royal Game when it beat the world’s strongest chess engine in a prolonged match. The selection of ten games published in December 2017 created a wor...
Berci Meskó
Dec 13, 2019
Game Changer is simply the best book I've read this year. It's not only about one of the most exciting stories ever (how #AlphaGo and AlphaGo Zero were developed to beat the best players in chess and go), but it's also a detective story for #chess players -a cognitive orgasm!      source
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