Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
by Atul Gawande
The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine is in Your Hands
by Eric Topol
A Billion Wicked Thoughts
by Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam
Dataclysm: Love, Sex, Race, and Identity — What Our Online Lives Tell Us about Our Offline Selves
by Christian Rudder
by Cass Sunstein & Richard Thaler
A quick search of your symptoms on the internet may lead to an acute case of ‘cyberchondria.’ But it may also provide data which will improve health and even save lives. Elad Yom-Tov, the author of Crowdsourced Health, recommends books showing how internet data and data science can provide exciting new ways of conducting health and medical research.
‘There was a research study done in the 1960s that identified that people will open themselves up to a stranger on a train and tell them deep personal information they would never tell their closest friends, partially because they have this sense that they can confess.’
Technics and Civilization
by Lewis Mumford
Autonomous Technology – Technics-Out-of-Control as a Theme in Political Thought
by Langdon Winner
Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life
by Albert Borgmann
Does Technology Drive History? The Dilemma of Technological Determinism
by Edited by Merritt Roe Smith and Leo Marx
Philosophy of Technology
by Edited by Jan-Kyrre Berg Olsen and Evan Selinger
It’s easy to be impressed by the latest gadgets and comment on how much has changed since we started using them. But how often do we really take a step back and think about technological advances in their broader context? Belarussian tech commentator, Evgeny Morozov, picks the best books on the philosophy of technology.
The challenges – and opportunities – of our times have never been greater. Everything from our models of political participation to the very architecture of our brains is at stake, says the novelist and technology blogger Nick Harkaway.
Is the Internet dividing our attention? Are we so buried in technology that we ignore one another? The technology writer discusses the history and implications of the information age, from the mechanical clock to the iPhone
Tom Chatfield, the author and former Prospect senior editor, says that computer games aren’t just for teenage boys locked in their bedrooms – they are vital tools for social development. Here he selects five of the best books on the theory behind games, and the culture that grows up around them.
The book critic and technology columnist for Time magazine says there’s a level on which the Internet is a mass tool for pacification. It allows people to play out their lives in a fantasy context, which is very politically unthreatening. He picks the best books on the World Wide Web.