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Never Mind, We'll Do It Ourselves book cover
Never Mind, We'll Do It Ourselves
The Inside Story of How a Team of Renegades Broke Rules, Shattered Barriers, and Launched a Drone Warfare Revolution
Bierbauer Alec - Jan 26, 2021
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The Inside Story of How a CIA Agent and an Air Force Officer Joined Forces to Develop America’s Most Powerful Tool in the War on Terror. Never Mind, We'll Do It Ourselves is the character-driven story behind the origins of the Predator drone program and the dawn of unmanned warfare. A firsthand account told by an Air Force team leader and a CIA tea...
Chris Anderson
Mar 08, 2021
I really enjoyed this book, which reads like a thriller & tells the story of creating the Predator program before & after 9/11. Although the aircraft already existed, this team had to figure out how to operate it from the other side of the world & arm it      source
You're going to die. The Earth will, one day, be toast. So too, our Sun will eventually shine its last. But what's next?The End of Everything is a unique exploration of the destruction of the cosmos. Drawing on cutting edge technology and theory, as well as hot-off-the-presses results from the most powerful telescopes and particle colliders, astrop...
Chris Anderson
Mar 03, 2021
@AstroKatie @AleksandraFaust So you're saying I need to file my taxes? Dang. BTW, my daughter gave me your book for Christmas and I couldn't put it down. Science book of the year, hands down. Everything A Brief History of Time should have been. Bravo! (me: former Los Alamos physicist, ex Nature & Science)      source
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Rick Klau
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The Order of Time
Carlo Rovelli - Dec 10, 2019 (first published in 2017)
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One of TIME's Ten Best Nonfiction Books of 2018 "Meet the new Stephen Hawking . . . The Order of Time is a dazzling book." --The Sunday Times From the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, comes a concise, elegant exploration of time.Why do we remember the past and not the future? What does it mean for time to "flow"? Do we exist in...
Chris Anderson
Nov 28, 2020
@smc90 Love that book      source
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Naval Ravikant
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Cognitive Surplus
How Technology Makes Consumers into Collaborators
Clay Shirky - May 31, 2011 (first published in 2010)
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The author of the breakout hit Here Comes Everybody reveals how new technology is changing us for the better. In his bestselling Here Comes Everybody, Internet guru Clay Shirky provided readers with a much-needed primer for the digital age. Now, with Cognitive Surplus, he reveals how new digital technology is unleashing a torrent of creative produc...
Chris Anderson
Jul 16, 2020
@kylebrussell cc @cshirky I love that book!      source
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More from Less
The Surprising Story of How We Learned to Prosper Using Fewer Resources―and What Happens Next
Andrew McAfee - Oct 08, 2019
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From the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller The Second Machine Age, a compelling argumentmasterfully researched and brilliantly articulatedthat we have at last learned how to increase human prosperity while treading more lightly on our planet. Throughout history, the only way for humanity to grow was by degrading the Earth: chopping down for...
Chris Anderson
Nov 16, 2019
Something important happened around 1980 to break the energy dependence trend of the economy. Digitization = dematerialization From @amcafee's fascinating new book      source
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Skunk Works
A Personal Memoir of My Years at Lockheed
Ben R. Rich - Feb 01, 1996 (first published in 1994)
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From the development of the U-2 to the Stealth fighter, the never-before-told story behind the high-stakes quest to dominate the skies Skunk Works is the true story of America's most secret & successful aerospace operation. As recounted by Ben Rich, the operation's brilliant boss for nearly two decades, the chronicle of Lockheed's legendary Skunk W...
Chris Anderson
Sep 19, 2018
@elidourado @pmarcas_likes What broke was our risk tolerance. The "Skunkworks" book is a great insider story of that. The day that the financial auditors outnumbered the engineers was the day the innovation died:      source
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Linda Xie