We should never stop learning. Books are a great way to learn. It can be facts or fiction. Sometimes both are hard to keep apart.
Technology fells like magic
Following 12 books I recommend to read:
Charles Stross – Accelerando
Fiction, however very interesting and a soft entrance into the topic singularity
William Hertling – Avogadro Corp: The Singularity is closer than it appears
I love his books. Read part 1 and 2 during one night session. In total 4 interesting books to read. They have more facts and less fiction than you might think.
Ray Kurzweil – The Singularity is near
Ray Kurzweil is a strong promotor of the singularity. His books should be read.
Nick Bostrom – Superintelligence
A-must-read if you are into Artificial Intelligence.
Dave Eggers – The Circle
When Facebook and Google merge. By the way, the new book “Killswitch” by William Hertling is even more extrem than “The Circle”. Check it out too.
Kotler & Diamandis – Abundance
Something to look forward to.
Peter Thiel – Zero to One
The digital world is Zero or One.
McAfee & Brynjolfsson – Second Machine Age
Similar to Kurzweil’s books, the Second Machine Age gives a good understanding of the fundamentals of singularity.
Thomas Piketty – capital in the twenty-first century
Technology creates wealth.
Federico Pistono – Robots will steal your job
Machines are modern slaves.
William Gibson – Neuromancer
Nostalgic and visionary.
Zoltan Istvan – The Transhumanist Wager
Not sure if this is fiction or a warning.
Georg Orwell – 1984
I often fear that parts of this book became true.
Aldous Huxley – Brave New World
And this book got something right about the future too.
We update our favorite reading list from time to time. Therefore will be more than 12 books.