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Road Ahead Hardcover – 1997
"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress"
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. Learn more
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Hardcover edition, includes Companion Interactive CD-ROM, 286 pages. Microsoft Chairman and CEO Bill Gates lays out his vision of an interconnected world built around the Internet. Based on the premise that life will be transformed by the convergence of inexpensive computing and inexpensive communications, Gates draws from his experience at the center of the personal computer revolution to give insights on the growth, evolution and impact of technology.
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What a visionary he was - and is today! He is a man to be much admired.
Mr Gates is overly optomistic that computers and the internet will solve most of society's problems. It was good to contrast his view of the near future with Jeremy Rifkin and others who believe mass unemployment will be the direct result of increased technological efficiencies.
It will be interesting to follow events as they unfold to see whose vision was more clear.
The CD is a rich multi-media experience that was an enjoyable trek through my past (I've been a software developer since the 60's) and gives strong glimpses of the future I'm currently involved in making happen.