Jason Luis Silva is a Venezuelan-American television personality, filmmaker, futurist, philosopher, and public speaker. He is known for hosting National Geographic documentaries: Brain Games and Origins. His goal is to use technology to excite people about philosophy and science
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Explore the interconnected stage of technological development with an analogy to biological evolution in this book. The author argues that the "technium" exhibits a similar tendency towards self-organizing complexity. Discover the benefits of treating tools as servants of self and society rather than out-of-control masters. The former editor of Wired magazine offers an optimist outlook on the ramifications of technology in human welfare and achievement.
Discover the secrets behind genuine innovation with this fascinating deep dive into the environment, patterns, and spark that creates new ideas. From the printing press to Google and Apple, the author identifies seven key patterns that push our society, culture and technology forward. Get ready to be inspired by breakthrough technologies and the stories behind them.
This book offers a radical view of the future of human development, particularly in the age of artificial intelligence. It explores how humanity will break free from its genetic limitations and achieve unprecedented levels of intelligence, material progress, and longevity. Written by celebrated futurist Ray Kurzweil, this book is a dramatic culmination of centuries of technological ingenuity that presents a genuinely inspiring vision of our ultimate destiny.
Explore the meaning of life and why we deny our mortality in this Pulitzer prize-winning book. Author Ernest Becker challenges Freudian thought and delves into the concept of the "vital lie." The Denial of Death sheds new light on human nature and offers a call to truly live. Its message continues to resonate over twenty years after its publication.
Uncover the secrets of ultimate human performance as extreme athletes break physical barriers and enter the state of consciousness known as “flow.” Bestselling author Steven Kotler explores this fascinating topic, drawing on his research and interviews with top action sports athletes. Discover how flow can help us perform at our best and unlock our own potential. This groundbreaking book presents a world of profound possibilities, challenging our beliefs about what we can achieve.
All about how athletes seem to have hacked flow essentially. – source
Revolutionize the way you work and live with The 4-Hour Workweek. This guide to luxury lifestyle design provides practical tips and case studies to help you escape the rat race, travel the world, and earn a monthly five-figure income with zero management. Learn how to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour, eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours, and trade a long-haul career for frequent mini-retirements. The newly expanded edition includes real-world templates and the latest tools and tricks for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.
I was very affected by The 4-Hour Workweek. I was like this guy has it figured out. – source
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Exploring the links between spirituality and technology, TechGnosis delves into how much of modern information technology has roots in mystical attitudes. Erik Davis compares and contrasts the scientific and Gnostic perspectives, revealing the spiritual side of seemingly cold, technological thought. Despite the stream-of-consciousness style, the interplay of wide-ranging ideas is lively and engaging. Delve into the nebulous nature of Gnosticism and the philosophical problem of evil all in one read.
A dazzling, sweeping look at the metaphysical urges underlying our technological progress. The author reveals our technological subconscious and writes with a flair that crackles the mind. I love this book. – source