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The Infinite Machine

The Infinite Machine Book
Author : Camila Russo
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2020-07-14
ISBN : 0062886150
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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Written with the verve of such works as The Big Short, The History of the Future, and The Spider Network, here is the fascinating, true story of the rise of Ethereum, the second-biggest digital asset in the world, the growth of cryptocurrency, and the future of the internet as we know it. Everyone has heard of Bitcoin, but few know about the second largest cryptocurrency, Ethereum, which has been heralded as the "next internet." The story of Ethereum begins with Vitalik Buterin, a supremely gifted nineteen-year-old autodidact who saw the promise of blockchain when the technology was in its earliest stages. He convinced a crack group of coders to join him in his quest to make a super-charged, global computer. The Infinite Machine introduces Vitalik’s ingenious idea and unfolds Ethereum’s chaotic beginnings. It then explores the brilliant innovation and reckless greed the platform—an infinitely adaptable foundation for experimentation and new applications—has unleashed and the consequences that resulted as the frenzy surrounding it grew: increased regulatory scrutiny, incipient Wall Street interest, and the founding team’s effort to get the Ethereum platform to scale so it can eventually be accessible to the masses. Financial journalist and cryptocurrency expert Camila Russo details the wild and often hapless adventures of a team of hippy-anarchists, reluctantly led by an ambivalent visionary, and lays out how this new foundation for the internet will spur both transformation and fraud—turning some into millionaires and others into felons—and revolutionize our ideas about money.

The Infinite Machine

The Infinite Machine Book
Author : Camila Russo
Publisher : Harper Business
Release : 2020-06-02
ISBN : 9780062886149
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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Written with the verve of such works as The Big Short, The History of the Future, and The Spider Network, here is the fascinating, true story of the rise of Ethereum, the second-biggest digital asset in the world, the growth of cryptocurrency, and the future of the internet as we know it. Everyone has heard of Bitcoin, but few know about the second largest cryptocurrency, Ethereum, which has been heralded as the "next internet." The story of Ethereum begins with Vitalik Buterin, a supremely gifted nineteen-year-old autodidact who saw the promise of blockchain when the technology was in its earliest stages. He convinced a crack group of coders to join him in his quest to make a super-charged, global computer. The Infinite Machine introduces Vitalik's ingenious idea and unfolds Ethereum's chaotic beginnings. It then explores the brilliant innovation and reckless greed the platform--an infinitely adaptable foundation for experimentation and new applications--has unleashed and the consequences that resulted as the frenzy surrounding it grew: increased regulatory scrutiny, incipient Wall Street interest, and the founding team's effort to get the Ethereum platform to scale so it can eventually be accessible to the masses. Financial journalist and cryptocurrency expert Camila Russo details the wild and often hapless adventures of a team of hippy-anarchists, reluctantly led by an ambivalent visionary, and lays out how this new foundation for the internet will spur both transformation and fraud--turning some into millionaires and others into felons--and revolutionize our ideas about money.

The Infinite Machine

The Infinite Machine Book
Author : Camila Russo
Publisher : Collins
Release : 2020-07
ISBN : 9780062886163
File Size : 54,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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Out of the Ether

Out of the Ether Book
Author : Matthew Leising
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2020-09-29
ISBN : 1119602939
File Size : 32,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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Discover how $55 million in cryptocurrency vanished in one of the most bizarre thefts in history Out of the Ether: The Amazing Story of Ethereum and the $55 Million Heist that Almost Destroyed It All tells the astonishing tale of the disappearance of $55 million worth of the cryptocurrency ether in June 2016. It also chronicles the creation of the Ethereum blockchain from the mind of inventor Vitalik Buterin to the ragtag group of people he assembled around him to build the second-largest crypto universe after Bitcoin. Celebrated journalist and author Matthew Leising tells the full story of one of the most incredible chapters in cryptocurrency history. He covers the aftermath of the heist as well, explaining the extreme lengths the victims of the theft and the creators of Ethereum went to in order to try and limit the damage. The book covers: The creation of Ethereum An explanation of the nature of blockchain and cryptocurrency The activities of a colorful cast of hackers, coders, investors, and thieves Perfect for anyone with even a passing interest in the world of modern fintech or daring electronic heists, Out of the Ether is a story of genius and greed that’s so incredible you may just choose not to believe it.

Kings of Crypto

Kings of Crypto Book
Author : Jeff John Roberts
Publisher : Harvard Business Press
Release : 2020-12-15
ISBN : 1647820197
File Size : 27,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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"Tech writer Roberts debuts with a page-turning account of the rise of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase from the Y Combinator startup incubator to becoming a 'pillar of the larger crypto economy.'" — Publisher's Weekly For a moment late in 2018, one bitcoin, which physically amounts to a few electrons blipping on a tiny bit of silicon, was worth $20,000—the same as a pound of gold. Libertarian technologists who believed bitcoin would be the foundation of a new world order saw the moment as an apotheosis. Everyone else saw a bubble. Everyone else was right, and the bubble burst. But bitcoin survived, and the battle for its soul rages on. Kings of Crypto drops us into the unfolding drama, tracing the rise, fall, and rebirth of cryptocurrency through the experiences of major players across the globe. We follow Silicon Valley entrepreneur Brian Armstrong and the turbulent rocket ride of his startup, Coinbase, as he tries to take bitcoin mainstream while fighting off hackers, thieves, and zealots. Author Jeff John Roberts keenly observes the world of virtual currencies and what happens when startups try to disrupt the world of high finance. Clear explanations of crypto technology are woven into an amazing landscape full of meme-fueled startup hijinks, hacking (so much hacking!), shady investors, government investigations, billionaire bros and their Lambos, and closed-door meetings with Jamie Dimon. This is the surprising story of the origins of cryptocurrency and how it is changing money forever.

Finite and Infinite Games

Finite and Infinite Games Book
Author : James Carse
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2011-10-11
ISBN : 1451657293
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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“There are at least two kinds of games,” states James Carse as he begins this extraordinary book. “One could be called finite; the other infinite.” Finite games are the familiar contests of everyday life; they are played in order to be won, which is when they end. But infinite games are more mysterious. Their object is not winning, but ensuring the continuation of play. The rules may change, the boundaries may change, even the participants may change—as long as the game is never allowed to come to an end. What are infinite games? How do they affect the ways we play our finite games? What are we doing when we play—finitely or infinitely? And how can infinite games affect the ways in which we live our lives? Carse explores these questions with stunning elegance, teasing out of his distinctions a universe of observation and insight, noting where and why and how we play, finitely and infinitely. He surveys our world—from the finite games of the playing field and playing board to the infinite games found in culture and religion—leaving all we think we know illuminated and transformed. Along the way, Carse finds new ways of understanding everything from how an actress portrays a role, to how we engage in sex, from the nature of evil, to the nature of science. Finite games, he shows, may offer wealth and status, power and glory. But infinite games offer something far more subtle and far grander. Carse has written a book rich in insight and aphorism. Already an international literary event, Finite and Infinite Games is certain to be argued about and celebrated for years to come. Reading it is the first step in learning to play the infinite game.

Once a Bitcoin Miner

Once a Bitcoin Miner Book
Author : Ethan Lou
Publisher : ECW Press
Release : 2021-10-19
ISBN : 1773055887
File Size : 39,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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A map to the new frontier, and a rollicking ride across it Ethan Lou goes on an epic quest through the proverbial cryptocurrency Wild West, through riches, absurdity, wonder, and woe. From investing in Bitcoin in university to his time writing for Reuters, and then mining the digital asset ― Lou meets a co-founder of Ethereum and Gerald Cotten of QuadrigaCX (before he was reported dead), and hangs out in North Korea with Virgil Griffith, the man later arrested for allegedly teaching blockchain to the totalitarian state. Coming of age in the 2008 financial crisis, Lou’s generation has a natural affinity with this rebel internet money, this so-called millennial gold, created in the wake of that economic storm. At once an immersive narrative of adventure and fortune, Once a Bitcoin Miner is also a work of journalistic rigor. Lou examines this domain through the lens of the human condition, delving deep into the lives of the fast-talkers, the exiles, the ambitious, and the daring, forging their paths in a new world, harsh and unpredictable.

Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest Book
Author : David Foster Wallace
Publisher : Back Bay Books
Release : 2009-04-13
ISBN : 0316073857
File Size : 27,9 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America Set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human - and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do. "The next step in fiction...Edgy, accurate, and darkly witty...Think Beckett, think Pynchon, think Gaddis. Think." --Sven Birkerts, The Atlantic

The Cryptopians

The Cryptopians Book
Author : Laura Shin
Publisher : PublicAffairs
Release : 2022-02-22
ISBN : 1541763009
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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The story of the idealists, technologists, and opportunists fighting to bring cryptocurrency to the masses. In their short history, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have gone through booms, busts, and internecine wars, recently reaching a market valuation of more than $2 trillion. The central promise of crypto endures—vast fortunes made from decentralized networks not controlled by any single entity and not yet regulated by many governments. The recent growth of crypto would have been all but impossible if not for a brilliant young man named Vitalik Buterin and his creation: Ethereum. In this book, Laura Shin takes readers inside the founding of this novel cryptocurrency network, which enabled users to launch their own new coins, thus creating a new crypto fever. She introduces readers to larger-than-life characters like Buterin, the Web3 wunderkind; his short-lived CEO, Charles Hoskinson; and Joe Lubin, a former Goldman Sachs VP who became one of crypto’s most well-known billionaires. Sparks fly as these outsized personalities fight for their piece of a seemingly limitless new business opportunity. This fascinating book shows the crypto market for what it really is: a deeply personal struggle to influence the coming revolution in money, culture, and power.

The Truth Machine

The Truth Machine Book
Author : Paul Vigna,Michael J. Casey
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2018-02-27
ISBN : 1250114608
File Size : 37,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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"Views differ on bitcoin, but few doubt the transformative potential of Blockchain technology. The Truth Machine is the best book so far on what has happened and what may come along. It demands the attention of anyone concerned with our economic future." —Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus at Harvard, Former Treasury Secretary From Michael J. Casey and Paul Vigna, the authors of The Age of Cryptocurrency, comes the definitive work on the Internet’s Next Big Thing: The Blockchain. Big banks have grown bigger and more entrenched. Privacy exists only until the next hack. Credit card fraud is a fact of life. Many of the “legacy systems” once designed to make our lives easier and our economy more efficient are no longer up to the task. Yet there is a way past all this—a new kind of operating system with the potential to revolutionize vast swaths of our economy: the blockchain. In The Truth Machine, Michael J. Casey and Paul Vigna demystify the blockchain and explain why it can restore personal control over our data, assets, and identities; grant billions of excluded people access to the global economy; and shift the balance of power to revive society’s faith in itself. They reveal the disruption it promises for industries including finance, tech, legal, and shipping. Casey and Vigna expose the challenge of replacing trusted (and not-so-trusted) institutions on which we’ve relied for centuries with a radical model that bypasses them. The Truth Machine reveals the empowerment possible when self-interested middlemen give way to the transparency of the blockchain, while highlighting the job losses, assertion of special interests, and threat to social cohesion that will accompany this shift. With the same balanced perspective they brought to The Age of Cryptocurrency, Casey and Vigna show why we all must care about the path that blockchain technology takes—moving humanity forward, not backward.

Mastering Ethereum

Mastering Ethereum Book
Author : Andreas M. Antonopoulos,Gavin Wood Ph.D.
Publisher : O'Reilly Media
Release : 2018-11-13
ISBN : 1491971916
File Size : 32,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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Ethereum represents the gateway to a worldwide, decentralized computing paradigm. This platform enables you to run decentralized applications (DApps) and smart contracts that have no central points of failure or control, integrate with a payment network, and operate on an open blockchain. With this practical guide, Andreas M. Antonopoulos and Gavin Wood provide everything you need to know about building smart contracts and DApps on Ethereum and other virtual-machine blockchains. Discover why IBM, Microsoft, NASDAQ, and hundreds of other organizations are experimenting with Ethereum. This essential guide shows you how to develop the skills necessary to be an innovator in this growing and exciting new industry. Run an Ethereum client, create and transmit basic transactions, and program smart contracts Learn the essentials of public key cryptography, hashes, and digital signatures Understand how "wallets" hold digital keys that control funds and smart contracts Interact with Ethereum clients programmatically using JavaScript libraries and Remote Procedure Call interfaces Learn security best practices, design patterns, and anti-patterns with real-world examples Create tokens that represent assets, shares, votes, or access control rights Build decentralized applications using multiple peer-to-peer (P2P) components

Infinite Powers

Infinite Powers Book
Author : Steven Strogatz
Publisher : Eamon Dolan Books
Release : 2019
ISBN : 1328879984
File Size : 38,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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From preeminent math personality and author of The Joy of x, a brilliant and endlessly appealing explanation of calculus - how it works and why it makes our lives immeasurably better. Without calculus, we wouldn't have cell phones, TV, GPS, or ultrasound. We wouldn't have unraveled DNA or discovered Neptune or figured out how to put 5,000 songs in your pocket. Though many of us were scared away from this essential, engrossing subject in high school and college, Steven Strogatz's brilliantly creative, down‑to‑earth history shows that calculus is not about complexity; it's about simplicity. It harnesses an unreal number--infinity--to tackle real‑world problems, breaking them down into easier ones and then reassembling the answers into solutions that feel miraculous. Infinite Powers recounts how calculus tantalized and thrilled its inventors, starting with its first glimmers in ancient Greece and bringing us right up to the discovery of gravitational waves (a phenomenon predicted by calculus). Strogatz reveals how this form of math rose to the challenges of each age: how to determine the area of a circle with only sand and a stick; how to explain why Mars goes "backwards" sometimes; how to make electricity with magnets; how to ensure your rocket doesn't miss the moon; how to turn the tide in the fight against AIDS. As Strogatz proves, calculus is truly the language of the universe. By unveiling the principles of that language, Infinite Powers makes us marvel at the world anew.

The Imagination Machine

The Imagination Machine Book
Author : Martin Reeves,Jack Fuller
Publisher : Harvard Business Press
Release : 2021-06-08
ISBN : 1647820871
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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A guide for mining the imagination to find powerful new ways to succeed. We need imagination now more than ever—to find new opportunities, rethink our businesses, and discover paths to growth. Yet too many companies have lost their ability to imagine. What is this mysterious capacity? How does imagination work? And how can organizations keep it alive and harness it in a systematic way? The Imagination Machine answers these questions and more. Drawing on the experience and insights of CEOs across several industries, as well as lessons from neuroscience, computer science, psychology, and philosophy, Martin Reeves of Boston Consulting Group's Henderson Institute and Jack Fuller, an expert in neuroscience, provide a fascinating look into the mechanics of imagination and lay out a process for creating ideas and bringing them to life: The Seduction: How to open yourself up to surprises The Idea: How to generate new ideas The Collision: How to rethink your idea based on real-world feedback The Epidemic: How to spread an evolving idea to others The New Ordinary: How to turn your novel idea into an accepted reality The Encore: How to repeat the process—again and again. Imagination is one of the least understood but most crucial ingredients of success. It's what makes the difference between an incremental change and the kinds of pivots and paradigm shifts that are essential to transformation—especially during a crisis. The Imagination Machine is the guide you need to demystify and operationalize this powerful human capacity, to inject new life into your company, and to head into unknown territory with the right tools at your disposal.

The Bookshop Book

The Bookshop Book Book
Author : Jen Campbell
Publisher : Constable
Release : 2014-10-02
ISBN : 1472116704
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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We're not talking about rooms that are just full of books. We're talking about bookshops in barns, disused factories, converted churches and underground car parks. Bookshops on boats, on buses, and in old run-down train stations. Fold-out bookshops, undercover bookshops, this-is-the-best-place-I've-ever-been-to-bookshops. Meet Sarah and her Book Barge sailing across the sea to France; meet Sebastien, in Mongolia, who sells books to herders of the Altai mountains; meet the bookshop in Canada that's invented the world's first antiquarian book vending machine. And that's just the beginning. From the oldest bookshop in the world, to the smallest you could imagine, The Bookshop Book examines the history of books, talks to authors about their favourite places, and looks at over three hundred weirdly wonderful bookshops across six continents (sadly, we've yet to build a bookshop down in the South Pole). The Bookshop Book is a love letter to bookshops all around the world. -- "A good bookshop is not just about selling books from shelves, but reaching out into the world and making a difference." David Almond (The Bookshop Book includes interviews and quotes from David Almond, Ian Rankin, Tracy Chevalier, Audrey Niffenegger, Jacqueline Wilson, Jeanette Winterson and many, many others.)

Digital Gold

Digital Gold Book
Author : Nathaniel Popper
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2016-05-17
ISBN : 0062572067
File Size : 22,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2015 FINANCIAL TIMES AND MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR A New York Times technology and business reporter charts the dramatic rise of Bitcoin and the fascinating personalities who are striving to create a new global money for the Internet age. Digital Gold is New York Times reporter Nathaniel Popper’s brilliant and engrossing history of Bitcoin, the landmark digital money and financial technology that has spawned a global social movement. The notion of a new currency, maintained by the computers of users around the world, has been the butt of many jokes, but that has not stopped it from growing into a technology worth billions of dollars, supported by the hordes of followers who have come to view it as the most important new idea since the creation of the Internet. Believers from Beijing to Buenos Aires see the potential for a financial system free from banks and governments. More than just a tech industry fad, Bitcoin has threatened to decentralize some of society’s most basic institutions. An unusual tale of group invention, Digital Gold charts the rise of the Bitcoin technology through the eyes of the movement’s colorful central characters, including an Argentinian millionaire, a Chinese entrepreneur, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, and Bitcoin’s elusive creator, Satoshi Nakamoto. Already, Bitcoin has led to untold riches for some, and prison terms for others.

Block Kong

Block Kong Book
Author : Jame Dibiasio,Charles D'Haussy
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-04-18
ISBN : 0987650XXX
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the builders and the visionaries.Hong Kong has emerged as a global player in blockchain and the digital-assets economy. It is uniquely positioned between China--a massive font of innovation in this space--and the West, with close connections to Southeast Asia and beyond. But it takes more than geography and a financial industry to become a crypto leader.Behind this story are the entrepreneurs dedicated to reinventing rules and building the infrastructure of Internet 3.0. But how to capture their stories? How to introduce these people to an audience who may not be aware, or interested, in the complexities of blockchain?The answer was simple. What is Hong Kong known for? Dim sum! And what better way to speak with this great city's blockchain talent than over a convivial breakfast? Thus was born the idea of Block Kong, as a series of conversations about our city's blockchain ecosystem over breakfast, with the guest choosing the venue and me footing the bill.I wanted to limit these interviews to 21, in honor of Satoshi Nakamoto's embedding the 21 million-Bitcoin limit in his famous 2008 white paper. Perhaps this was an elaborate excuse to discover some of the city's hidden gems, the brilliant no-name cafes and cha chaan tengs that keep Hongkongers going every morning.It was also a great way to explore the diversity of our blockchain scene, from no-coiners, mobile gamers and insurers, to media stars, ex-regulators, and lawyers. And of course, traders and investors, this being Hong Kong. But I also met with philanthropists and dreamers.I already knew many of these leaders thanks to my time as head of Fintech with the Hong Kong government. In that role, from 2016 to 2019, I met with hundreds of startups. Many were building blockchain businesses and ventures. I have been an entrepreneur as well, so I knew that beyond the hyperbolic growth there were sagas, trials and risks. Those are the things that interest me the most. (Did I mention the dim sum?)Please join me now. Turn the page and you will find yourself sitting at the breakfast table with the personalities shaping the future of Hong Kong as a global financial hub.Featuring breakfast & interviews with: - Lionello Lunesu, Enuma technologies - Mark Wales, Galileo Platforms - Kris Marszalek, - Yat Siu, Animoca - Benedicte Nolens, SC Ventures - Leonhard Weese, Bitcoin Association - Angie Lau, - Chapman, Madden, Lo, BC group - Sandy Peng, Tezos China - Patrice Poujol, Lumiere- Jason Choi, Spartan Group- Henri Arslanian, PwC - Phil Chen, HTC - Sam Bankman-Fried, FTX - Urszula McCormack, K&WM - Fangfang Chen, Algorand - Julian Gordon, Hyperledger - Jehan Chu, Kenetic Capital - Lawrence Tam, Kwun Yeung, Forbole- Ben Delo, BitMEX- Alex Svanevik, NansenBlock Kong is a not-for-profit project. Connect to Block Kong website to discover how your book purchase contributes to up-skilling Hong Kong computer engineers and enable them to start their career in the Blockchain industry.

The Infinite Retina

The Infinite Retina Book
Author : Irena Cronin,Robert Scoble
Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
Release : 2020-05-08
ISBN : 1838823832
File Size : 30,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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A compelling and insightful look at the future of Spatial Computing, and how this cutting-edge technology is changing the way we do business across seven primary industries, and what it means for humanity as a whole. Key Features Discover how Spatial Computing is changing the face of technology Get a roadmap for the disruptions caused by Spatial Computing and how it will affect seven major industries Gain insights about the past, present, and future of technology from the world’s leading experts and innovators Book Description What is Spatial Computing and why is everyone from Tesla, Apple, and Facebook investing heavily in it? In The Infinite Retina, authors Irena Cronin and Robert Scoble attempt to answer that question by helping you understand where Spatial Computing―an augmented reality where humans and machines can interact in a physical space―came from, where it's going, and why it's so fundamentally different from the computers or mobile phones that came before. They present seven visions of the future and the industry verticals in which Spatial Computing has the most influence―Transportation; Technology, Media, and Telecommunications; Manufacturing; Retail; Healthcare; Finance; and Education. The book also shares insights about the past, present, and future from leading experts an other industry veterans and innovators, including Sebastian Thrun, Ken Bretschneider, and Hugo Swart. They dive into what they think will happen in Spatial Computing in the near and medium term, and also explore what it could mean for humanity in the long term. The Infinite Retina then leaves it up to you to decide whether Spatial Computing is truly where the future of technology is heading or whether it's just an exciting, but passing, phase. What you will learn Look back at historical paradigms that changed the face of technology Consider how Spatial Computing could be the new technology that changes our lives See how Virtual and Augmented Reality will change the way we do healthcare Learn how Spatial Computing technology will lead to fully automated transportation Think about how Spatial Computing will change the manufacturing industry Explore how finance and retail are going to be impacted through Spatial Computing devices Hear accounts from industry experts on what they expect Spatial Computing to bring to their sectors Who this book is for The Infinite Retina is for anyone interested in the future of technology and how Augmented Reality and Spatial Computing (among other developments) will affect both businesses and the individual.

Crypto Asset Investing in the Age of Autonomy

Crypto Asset Investing in the Age of Autonomy Book
Author : Jake Ryan
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2020-12-03
ISBN : 1119705371
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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Competition, the drive for efficiency, and continuous improvement ultimately push businesses toward automation and later towards autonomy. If a business can operate without human intervention, it will minimize its operational cost. If Uber can remove the expense of a driver with an autonomous vehicle, it will provide its service cheaper than a competitor who can’t. If an artificially intelligent trading company can search, find, and take advantage of some arbitrage opportunity, then it can profit where its competitors cannot. A business that can analyze and execute in real-time without needing to wait for a human to act, is a business that will be able to take advantage of brief inefficiencies from other markets or businesses. This trend following a thesis that is based on 100 years of proven economic theory. Short-wave economic cycles, those 5- to 10-year cycles, are driven by credit but the long-wave economic cycles, those 50- to 60-year cycles, are driven by technological revolution. We’ve had 5 cycles over the past 200 years with the last wave, the Age of Information & Telecommunications. We've seen evidence that a new cycle has begun. Technological revolutions come by way of a cluster of new innovations. About a decade ago, you started to see AI, robotics and IoT (sensors) delivering on automation. That’s been powerful, but not transformational. It does not force businesses to fundamentally change how they do business. The last piece of the puzzle was cryptocurrency because it allows us to process and transfer economic value without human intervention. Soon, there will be a global race to build autonomous operations. Businesses and organizations without autonomous operations simply will not be able to compete with those that do because … autonomy is the ultimate competitive advantage. Crypto is the mechanism that will accrue value from being the infrastructure for the next digital financial revolution. Crypto Asset Investing lays out a case that we’ve begun a new technological revolution similar to the Internet Age of the 1990’s. Artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, robotics and cryptocurrency are converging to deliver on a new age, what I call the Age of Autonomy. Understanding the transformation that’s taken place before anyone else can yield enormous investment opportunity. In this book, you’ll learn how and why to invest in crypto assets.

The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth Book
Author : Norton Juster
Publisher : Yearling
Release : 1988-10-12
ISBN : 0394820371
File Size : 20,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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With almost 5 million copies sold 60 years after its original publication, generations of readers have now journeyed with Milo to the Lands Beyond in this beloved classic. Enriched by Jules Feiffer’s splendid illustrations, the wit, wisdom, and wordplay of Norton Juster’s offbeat fantasy are as beguiling as ever. “Comes up bright and new every time I read it . . . it will continue to charm and delight for a very long time yet. And teach us some wisdom, too.” --Phillip Pullman For Milo, everything’s a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he’s got nothing better to do. But on the other side, things seem different. Milo visits the Island of Conclusions (you get there by jumping), learns about time from a ticking watchdog named Tock, and even embarks on a quest to rescue Rhyme and Reason. Somewhere along the way, Milo realizes something astonishing. Life is far from dull. In fact, it’s exciting beyond his wildest dreams!

Infinity and the Mind

Infinity and the Mind Book
Author : Rudy Rucker
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2019-07-23
ISBN : 0691191255
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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A dynamic exploration of infinity In Infinity and the Mind, Rudy Rucker leads an excursion to that stretch of the universe he calls the “Mindscape,” where he explores infinity in all its forms: potential and actual, mathematical and physical, theological and mundane. Using cartoons, puzzles, and quotations to enliven his text, Rucker acquaints us with staggeringly advanced levels of infinity, delves into the depths beneath daily awareness, and explains Kurt Gödel’s belief in the possibility of robot consciousness. In the realm of infinity, mathematics, science, and logic merge with the fantastic. By closely examining the paradoxes that arise, we gain profound insights into the human mind, its powers, and its limitations. This Princeton Science Library edition includes a new preface by the author.

How to DeFi Beginner

How to DeFi  Beginner Book
Author : Darren Lau,Daryl Lau,Teh Sze Jin,Kristian Kho,Erina Azmi,Lucius Fang,Benjamin Hor,Khor Win Win
Publisher : CoinGecko
Release : 2021-07-01
ISBN : 0987650XXX
File Size : 24,9 Mb
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"This book details the new economies created by a generation of bankless pioneers. It's the best introduction you could ask for." - Mariano Conti, Head of Smart Contracts at Maker Foundation "If I didn't know anything about DeFi and needed to learn from scratch, this book is where I'd start." - Felix Feng, CEO of TokenSets “This book makes it easy for beginners to get started with DeFi.” - Hugh Karp, CEO of Nexus Mutual How to DeFi: Beginner, Second Edition, is the 2021 updated version of How to DeFi (March 2020). DeFi is an ecosystem of decentralized applications that provide financial services built on top of distributed networks with no governing authority. By April 2021, DeFi applications have locked up over $86 billion worth of cryptocurrencies in smart contracts. DeFi is expected to grow further in the coming years and is a key component in fulfilling Ethereum’s lofty vision and ambition. You will learn about the various elements of DeFi such as decentralized stablecoins, decentralized exchanges, decentralized lending, decentralized derivatives, decentralized insurance and more. DeFi has been immensely popular throughout 2019 to 2021 and is showing no signs of slowing down. Use this book to stay ahead of the curve and learn how you can utilize various DeFi applications to better understand the changes that will disrupt the traditional financial sector. In this book, you will discover: - What is DeFi and their differences with traditional finance - What is Ethereum and its role in DeFi - Step-by-step guides in using the various DeFi applications - Real-life use cases of DeFi and how you too can earn from opportunities within the space With simple, yet concise explanations and guides, it has never been easier for you to understand and get started with the various DeFi applications.