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Trekonomics by Manu Saadia

Title Trekonomics
Author Manu Saadia
Publisher Inkshares
Release Date 2016-05-31
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781941758762
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Manu Saadia has managed to show us one more reason, perhaps the most compelling one of all, why we all need the world of Star Trek to one day become the world we live in." — Chris Black, Writer and Co-Executive Producer, Star Trek: Enterprise What would the world look like if everybody had everything they wanted or needed? Trekonomics, the premier book in financial journalist Felix Salmon's imprint PiperText, approaches scarcity economics by coming at it backwards — through thinking about a universe where scarcity does not exist. Delving deep into the details and intricacies of 24th century society, Trekonomics explores post-scarcity and whether we, as humans, are equipped for it. What are the prospects of automation and artificial intelligence? Is there really no money in Star Trek? Is Trekonomics at all possible?

Trekonomics by Manu Saadia

Title Trekonomics
Author Manu Saadia
Publisher Piper Text
Release Date 2016-05-31
Category Fiction
Total Pages 280
ISBN 1941758754
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Trekonomics" explores the economics of the Star Trek universe as if it were real, and discusses how our own world can work towards that model.

Building The Skyline by Jason M. Barr

Title Building the Skyline
Author Jason M. Barr
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2016-05-12
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780199344383
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Manhattan skyline is one of the great wonders of the modern world. But how and why did it form? Much has been written about the city's architecture and its general history, but little work has explored the economic forces that created the skyline. In Building the Skyline, Jason Barr chronicles the economic history of the Manhattan skyline. In the process, he debunks some widely held misconceptions about the city's history. Starting with Manhattan's natural and geological history, Barr moves on to how these formations influenced early land use and the development of neighborhoods, including the dense tenement neighborhoods of Five Points and the Lower East Side, and how these early decisions eventually impacted the location of skyscrapers built during the Skyscraper Revolution at the end of the 19th century. Barr then explores the economic history of skyscrapers and the skyline, investigating the reasons for their heights, frequencies, locations, and shapes. He discusses why skyscrapers emerged downtown and why they appeared three miles to the north in midtown-but not in between the two areas. Contrary to popular belief, this was not due to the depths of Manhattan's bedrock, nor the presence of Grand Central Station. Rather, midtown's emergence was a response to the economic and demographic forces that were taking place north of 14th Street after the Civil War. Building the Skyline also presents the first rigorous investigation of the causes of the building boom during the Roaring Twenties. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the boom was largely a rational response to the economic growth of the nation and city. The last chapter investigates the value of Manhattan Island and the relationship between skyscrapers and land prices. Finally, an Epilogue offers policy recommendations for a resilient and robust future skyline.

Title The Ultimate Star Trek and Philosophy
Author Kevin S. Decker
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2016-04-04
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9781119146001
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A collection of highly logical essays that provide a thorough examination of the Star trek universe-- from the original series to Star trek into darkness (2013). The questions raised-- and sometimes answered-- range from the ethics of the Prime Directive to the identity of Data and holograms as people.

The Physics Of Star Trek by Lawrence M. Krauss

Title The Physics of Star Trek
Author Lawrence M. Krauss
Publisher Basic Books
Release Date 2007-08-02
Category Science
Total Pages 280
ISBN 9780465008636
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What warps when you're traveling at warp speed? What is the difference between a wormhole and a black hole? Are time loops really possible, and can I kill my grandmother before I am born? Anyone who has ever wondered “could this really happen?” will gain useful insights into the Star Trek universe (and, incidentally, the real world of physics) in this charming and accessible guide. Lawrence M. Krauss boldly goes where Star Trek has gone-and beyond. From Newton to Hawking, from Einstein to Feynman, from Kirk to Picard, Krauss leads readers on a voyage to the world of physics as we now know it and as it might one day be.

The Syntellect Hypothesis by Alex M. Vikoulov

Title The Syntellect Hypothesis
Author Alex M. Vikoulov
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 1733426140
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Magnum Opus of evolutionary cyberneticist and digital philosopher Alex M. Vikoulov on the ultimate nature of reality, consciousness, the physics of time, philosophy of mind, transhumanism, economic theory, the Technological Singularity, the extended Gaia theory, the impending phase transition of humanity, the Simulation Hypothesis, transcendental metaphysics and God.In one volume, the author covers it all: from quantum physics to your experiential reality, from the Big Bang to the Omega Point, from the 'flow state' to psychedelics, from 'Lucy' to the looming AI Singularity, from natural algorithms to the operating system of your mind, from geo-engineering to nanotechnology, from anti-aging to immortality technologies, from oligopoly capitalism to Star-Trekonomics, from the Matrix to Universal Mind, from Homo sapiens to Holo syntellectus.This is an essential read in digital physics, foundations of quantum physics, science of consciousness, philosophy of mind, physics of time, phenomenology, economic theory, cybernetics and AI research, collective evolution and self-development in the Information Age.Despite a dozen of neologisms, readily explained by given definitions and contextually, the book is an exceptionally easy read for an intellectual reader. Alongside with the Syntellect Hypothesis, as the author's main contribution to the scientific and philosophical dialogue, you'll encounter the Conscious Instant Hypothesis and the Temporal Singularity, Experiential Realism and theMental Universe Hypothesis in regards to our phenomenological experience; the Noocentric Model challenging the centuries-old Copernican heliocentric model; theChrysalis Conjecture as his solution to the Fermi Paradox; D-theory of Time, or Digital Presentism, as his fresh perspective on temporal ontology and the physics of time; the mind-bending Digital Pantheism Argument, Exponential Evolution, and the Omega Point Cosmo-Teleology.

Abomination by Gary Whitta

Title Abomination
Author Gary Whitta
Publisher Inkshares
Release Date 2015-07-29
Category Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781941758335
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Abomination is a combination of historical fiction and fantasy, set during the reign of King Alfred the Great. As Alfred struggles to defend England from hordes of Viking invaders, the Archbishop of Canterbury stumbles upon an ancient secret—a dark and mysterious magic that could turn the tide of the war in England's favor. But when exposure to the magic corrupts the Archbishop, Alfred commands his greatest knight, Sir Wulfric, to hunt the mad priest down.

Title Automation and the Future of Work
Author Aaron Benanav
Publisher Verso Books
Release Date 2020-11-03
Category Political Science
Total Pages 144
ISBN 9781839761317
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A consensus-shattering account of automation technologies and their effect on workplaces and the labor market Silicon Valley titans, politicians, techno-futurists and social critics have united in arguing that we are living on the cusp of an era of rapid technological automation, heralding the end of work as we know it. But does the much-discussed “rise of the robots” really explain the jobs crisis that awaits us on the other side of the coronavirus? In Automation and the Future of Work, Aaron Benanav uncovers the structural economic trends that will shape our working lives far into the future. What social movements, he asks, are required to propel us into post-scarcity, if technological innovation alone can’t deliver it? In response to calls for a universal basic income that would maintain a growing army of redundant workers, he offers a counter-proposal.

Communism by Gennady Ermak

Title Communism
Author Gennady Ermak
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2019-04-22
Category
Total Pages 255
ISBN 1797957384
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The book finds that communism (and socialism with it) has been terribly misunderstood by "communists" and "anti-communists" alike. It reveals that Marxism has also been misperceived, and that the misunderstanding of communism is largely a result of the misunderstanding of Marxism. At present, there is no agreement on what communism is, and its definition is contested among both laypeople and scholars. This important volume clarifies Marxism, defines communism, and distinguishes the latter from collectivism. It effectively analyzes why communism has historically been so misunderstood, where we are now, and where the world will go from here.

Title The Man Who Hated Work and Loved Labor
Author Les Leopold
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
Release Date 2007-11-14
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 540
ISBN 1603580719
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A CIA-connected labor union, an assassination attempt, a mysterious car crash, listening devices, and stolen documents--everything you'd expect from the latest thriller. Yet, this was the reality of Tony Mazzocchi, the Rachel Carson of the U.S. workplace; a dynamic labor leader whose legacy lives on in today's workplaces and ongoing alliances between labor activists and environmentalists, and those who believe in the promise of America. In The Man Who Hated Work and Loved Labor: The Life and Times of Tony Mazzocchi, author and labor expert Les Leopold recounts the life of the late Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers Union leader. Mazzocchi's struggle to address the unconscionable toxic exposure of tens of thousands of workers led to the passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and included work alongside nuclear whistleblower Karen Silkwood. His noble, high-profile efforts forever changed working conditions in American industry--and made him enemy number one to a powerful few. As early as the 1950s, when the term "environment" was nowhere on the political radar, Mazzocchi learned about nuclear fallout and began integrating environmental concerns into his critique of capitalism and his union work. An early believer in global warming, he believed that the struggle of capital against nature was the irreconcilable contradiction that would force systemic change. Mazzocchi's story of non-stop activism parallels the rise and fall of industrial unionism. From his roots in a pro-FDR, immigrant family in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, through McCarthyism, the Sixties, and the surge of the environmental movement, Mazzocchi took on Corporate America, the labor establishment and a complacent Democratic Party. This profound biography should be required reading for those who believe in taking risks and making the world a better place. While Mazzocchi's story is so full of peril and deception that it seems almost a work of fiction, Leopold proves that the most provocative and lasting stories in life are those of real people.

The Politics Of Star Trek by George A. Gonzalez

Title The Politics of Star Trek
Author George A. Gonzalez
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2015-12-27
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 219
ISBN 9781137546326
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The Star Trek franchise reflects, conveys, and comments upon the key philosophical tensions of the modern era. This book details the manner in which these tensions and controversies are manifested in Star Trek across its iterations, arguing that Star Trek offers an indispensable contribution to our understanding of politics in the modern era.

Your Life Uploaded by Gordon Bell

Title Your Life Uploaded
Author Gordon Bell
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2010-10-26
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781101444627
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"A marvelous job of exploring first hand the implications of storing our entire lives digitally." -Guy L. Tribble, Apple, Inc. Tech luminary, Gordon Bell, and Jim Gemmell unveil a guide to the next digital revolution. Our daily life started becoming digital a decade ago. Now much of what we do is digitally recorded and accessible. This trend won't stop. And the benefits are astonishing. Based on their own research Bell and Gemmell explain the ever- increasing access to electronic personal memories-both "cloud" services such as Facebook and huge personal hardrives. Using Bell as a test case, the two digitally uploaded everything-photos, computer activity, biometrics-and explored systems that could best store the vast amounts of data and make it accessible. The result? An amazing enhancement of human experience from health and education to productivity and just reminiscing about good times. And then, when you are gone, your memories, your life will still be accessible for your grandchildren... Your Life, Uploaded is an invaluable guide to taking advantage of new technology that will fascinate and inspire techies, business people, and baby boomers alike.

Scientific Freedom by Simona Giordano

Title Scientific Freedom
Author Simona Giordano
Publisher A&C Black
Release Date 2012-09-13
Category Social Science
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781849669023
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Scientific Freedom is the first comprehensive collection covering both the state of scientific progress and the ethics, law and history of scientific research. The book gives readers a fascinating range of perspectives on matters of scientific research that directly affect all of us. Examining the ethical, legal, social, economic and political issues surrounding freedom of scientific research, the book evaluates ways in which national and international policies can impact upon individuals' access to potentially life-saving treatment, cures and technologies, and can therefore affect human life and death. With contributions from Nobel Laureates, representatives of patients' associations, scientists, scholars and politicians, this book provides a concise and comprehensive view of the limitations and dangers facing the future of innovation and scientific progress.

Life Probe by Michael McCollum

Title Life Probe
Author Michael McCollum
Publisher Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
Release Date 2020-02-04
Category Fiction
Total Pages 250
ISBN 9781625674791
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Makers are an advanced, intelligent alien species. For hundreds of millennia, they have been on the hunt for the secret to faster-than-light travel. Their chosen instruments were the far-reaching Life Probes, in hopes of encountering other advanced civilizations out among the stars. After a 10,000 year long journey, one of these machines stumbles upon 21st-century Earth. Upon arrival, the probe isn’t quite sure that this planet contains anything that could be considered “advanced” or “intelligent”. But the Makers need help from humankind—the probe is damaged and must be repaired if their search for knowledge is to continue...

The World Next Door by Brad Ferguson

Title The World Next Door
Author Brad Ferguson
Publisher Tor Books
Release Date 1990
Category Fiction
Total Pages 342
ISBN 0812537955
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Supernatural Sleuths by Charles G. Waugh

Title Supernatural Sleuths
Author Charles G. Waugh
Publisher Roc
Release Date 1996
Category Fiction
Total Pages 348
ISBN 0451455797
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Including the work of Hugo Award winner Larry Niven, William F. Nolan, and Ron Goulart, fourteen chilling tales pit supernatural sleuths and ghostly gumshoes against the ne'er-do-wells of the netherworld. Original.

The Storyteller S Secret by Carmine Gallo

Title The Storyteller s Secret
Author Carmine Gallo
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Release Date 2016-02-23
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781466882690
Language English, Spanish, and French
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How did a Venice Beach T-shirt vendor become television's most successful producer? How did an entrepreneur who started in a garage create the most iconic product launches in business history? How did a timid pastor's son overcome a paralyzing fear of public speaking to captivate sold-out crowds at Yankee Stadium, twice? How did a human rights attorney earn TED's longest standing ovation, and how did a Facebook executive launch a movement to encourage millions of women to "lean in"? They told brilliant stories. In The Storyteller's Secret: From TED Speakers to Business Legends, Why Some Ideas Catch on and Others Don't, keynote speaker, bestselling author, and communication expert Carmine Gallo reveals the keys to telling powerful stories that inspire, motivate, educate, build brands, launch movements, and change lives. The New York Times has called a well-told story "a strategic tool with irresistible power" - the proof lies in the success stories of 50 icons, leaders, and legends featured in The Storyteller's Secret: entrepreneurs like Richard Branson, Sara Blakely, Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, and Sheryl Sandberg; spellbinding speakers like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Bryan Stevenson, and Malala Yousafzai; and business leaders behind famous brands such as Starbucks, Southwest Airlines, Wynn Resorts, Whole Foods, and Pixar. Whether your goal is to educate, fundraise, inspire teams, build an award-winning culture, or to deliver memorable presentations, a story is your most valuable asset and your competitive advantage. In The Storyteller's Secret, Gallo explains why the brain is hardwired to love stories - especially rags-to-riches stories - and how the latest science can help you craft a persuasive narrative that wins hearts and minds. "The art of storytelling can be used to drive change," says billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson. And since the next decade will see the most change our civilization has ever known, your story will radically transform your business, your life, and the lives of those you touch. Ideas that catch on are wrapped in story. Your story can change the world. Isn't it time you shared yours?

The Singularity And Socialism by C. James Townsend

Title The Singularity and Socialism
Author C. James Townsend
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date 2015-05
Category Complexity (Philosophy)
Total Pages 330
ISBN 1503034739
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the back of the book: The Singularity & Socialism is an exhilarating fast paced read showing the points of similarity and interconnection between Classical Liberal, Marxist, and Libertarian economic ideology and Complexity Theory/Economics and how they may change with coming technological advancements. The book updates the issues and illuminates many of today's debates allowing the reader to come to a better understanding of the surprising interrelatedness between ideologies and their eventual convergence at the event horizon of the coming Economic Singularity. The process needed for obtaining an almost zero marginal cost system is enumerated within its pages. Whether you are a: Conservative, Progressive, Libertarian, Marxist, Socialist, Transhumanist, Venus Project enthusiast or a Zeitgeist Movement follower you will greatly enjoy this well written book! If there is one book that frames the debate between the Techno-optimists/Singularitans and Sustainatopians today and transcends the argument between them, this is it! The underlying theme that this book takes up is, "what happens to our present ideological ideas about Capitalism, Socialism, Communism, Libertarianism and Conservatism when we reach the event horizon of the coming economic singularity." When abundance breaks out, how does that change our ideas about all of our political beliefs and economic systems that were founded upon a scarcity of resources and the means to fully, efficiently produce them in a new distributed way. The almost Zero cost society is possible with the evolution of Kevin Kelly's Technium, with a surprising convergence between the ideas found in classical liberal and traditional Marxian economics, coupled with complexity theory/economics and Techno-optimism. This work transcends the oppositional dialectics and seeks to recognize the possible convergence of all presently combative ideologies at the Omega Point we are accelerating toward.

Financialization by T. Palley

Title Financialization
Author T. Palley
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2016-04-30
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 234
ISBN 9781137265821
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The term financialization is a term that has become popular to describe developments within the global economy, and particularly within developed industrialized economies, over the past thirty years. The book is divided into four sections, which together give a comprehensive treatment of the economics and political economy of financialization.

Star Trek Sex by Will Stape

Title Star Trek Sex
Author Will Stape
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2015-09-09
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 136
ISBN 1593938624
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Sexiest Starship Alive It's how People Magazine would crown the Enterprise's crew if the pop culture stalwart warped into the 23rd century. Captain Kirk's randy reputation old, intergalactic news? Thankfully, this isn't a 'How to Score' guide penned by J.T.K. It's no tell-all memoir to shock and awe, nor cosmic celebrity sex tape full of space babes. Star Trek Sex deals tastefully in the romantically loaded tales of Gene Roddenberry's landmark TV show. And though William Shatner's Kirk is a front and center player, his crew, Spock, Scotty, Uhura, McCoy, Sulu and Chekov, also get a piece of the action. To explore strange new worlds... To seek out new life... Star Trek Sex covers the iconic classic, then warps beyond to Star Trek: Into Darkness and the hip satire of Saturday Night Live, Family Guy and the legendary Howard Stern. It highlights the sexually charged moments of Roddenberry's 'Wagon Train To The Stars' and focuses on those complex themes which helped establish Star Trek as a global Hollywood franchise. At age 4, Will Stape watched Star Trek before he knew the difference between a phaser and a taser. He's one of a handful of freelance writers to sell to Star Trek: The Next Generation. His episode, 'Homeward', with Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas), premiered in the Emmy Award winning show's last season. A year later, he sold to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and his script, 'Charity', became 'Prophet Motive' with Wallace Shawn star of The Princess Bride. Stape pitched to Star Trek: Voyager, Deep Space Nine and met with writer/producer Michael Piller for Stephen King's The Dead Zone. He's developed TV show docudramas and his articles appear in Sci-Fi Pulse, Airlock Alpha, McCall's Quilter's Home, Hudson Reporter, Bayonne Style, Shine, OMG! and Yahoo! News. He's owned phasers, but never a taser.