Digital Destiny

Digital Destiny

How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate

Book - 2015
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Shawn DuBravac, chief economist and senior director of research at the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), argues that the groundswell of digital ownership unfolding in our lives signals the beginning of a new era for humanity. Beyond just hardware acquisition, the next decade will be defined by an all-digital lifestyle and the "Internet of Everything" -- where everything, from the dishwasher to the wristwatch, is not only online, but acquiring, analyzing, and utilizing the data that surrounds us. But what does this mean in practice? It means that some of mankind's most pressing problems, such as hunger, disease, and security, will finally have a solution. It means that the rise of driverless cars could save thousands of American lives each year, and perhaps hundreds of thousands more around the planet. It means a departure from millennia-old practices, such as the need for urban centers. It means that massive inefficiencies, such as the supply chains in Africa allowing food to rot before it can be fed to the hungry, can be overcome. It means that individuals will have more freedom in action, work, health, and pursuits than ever before.
Publisher: Washington, DC : Regnery Pub., c2015
ISBN: 9781621573739
1621573737
Characteristics: xxvi, 372 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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Jun 14, 2017

Already a bit outdated: a big chunk of the author's theory is based on the idea that Moore's Law has not limit. It has been proved in 2016 that it will soon reach its limit so I guess it was a bit of a bad start.
The first two chapters are a bit disappointing but I think the author made excellent points in the other 13 chapters and explains in very easy language the effect of data on multiple aspects of our life, from healthcare to entertainment, economics and government. I recommend to read it soon before it is obsolete though ;)

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