$20 Per Gallon: How the Inevitable Rise In the Price of Gasoline Will Change Our Lives for the BetterOur Price: $6.00
It is inevitable that the price of gasoline will soon begin a rise that will continue for decades. If we do not find an alternate source of energy, daily life will be altered in many surprising ways in the not-too-distant future. In '$20 Per Gallon,' Christopher Steiner paints a vivid picture of what America will look like with skyrocketing gas prices - small busineses, locally-grown foods, fewer distantsuburbs, rail travel. Then, Steiner explains how this life-changing shift is actually a positive thing, ultimately promoting simpler, safer, and more family-friendly living. This is a must-read for the days to come.
- Format: Hardcover
- ISBN-13: 9780446549547
- Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
- Published: July 2009
Our Price: $8.00
The interaction of man and machine can make our lives easier. But what will the world look like when algorithms control our hospitals, our roads, our culture, and our national security? It used to be that to diagnose an illness, interpret legal documents, analyze foreign policy, or write a newspaper article you needed a human being with specific skills--and maybe an advanced degree or two. These days, high-level tasks are increasingly being handled by algorithms that can do precise work not only with speed but also with nuance. These "bots" started with human programming and logic, but now their reach extends beyond what their creators ever expected. In this frightening book, Christopher Steiner tells the story of how algorithms took over--and shows why the "bot revolution" is about to spill into every aspect of our lives, often silently, without our knowledge.--From publisher description.
- Format: Paperback
- ISBN-13: 9781591846529
- Publisher: Portfolio / Penguin
- Published: August 2013