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Wikinomics: Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams *** 30 May 2020 - In 2007 this book made bold predictions of how the web would turn us all into 'prosumers', producing as much as we consumed. Interesting to look back and see how it really turned out.
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The Flip: Jeffrey Kripal *** 25 May 2020 - Argues for a whole new relationship with reality, based on seeing the world differently after a paranormal experience. Interesting but ultimately unpersuasive.
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The Dance of Life: Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz and Roger Highfield **** 6 May 2020 - Fascinating scientific memoir on discoveries of how cells form the structures of living things. A bit label heavy… but that's biology for you.
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Plan for the Worst: Jodi Taylor **** 15 May 2019 - The difficulty of starting reading a series at book 11, plus the relentless jokiness were a put off, but the book's time travelling set pieces are excellent.
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Beautiful Intelligence: Stephen Palmer ****17 April 2020 - Effective SF thriller, following the attempts of two breakaway teams to develop artificial intelligence without being caught, despite the all-intrusive internet replacement, the nexus. Really thoughtful on the nature of AI.
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The Moon is a Harsh Mistress: Robert Heinlein **** 23 February 2020 - Revisiting the 1960s classic, the writing and story hold up extremely well and despite real issues with the politics and treatment of women is still worth reading.
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