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Silicon Heroes Hardcover – 2016
"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
What makes a hero? Is it circumstance? Privilege? Luck? Or is it passion, will and a belief in one's self? SILICON HEROES explores what it means to be a hero or a villain in the special little bubble of Silicon Valley. Follow along with five young tech workers as they embark on a quest to discover their inner superpowers. Will they band together to overcome seemingly impossible challenges? Or will they fall victim to hipsters, CrossFit cults and bad tech puns? From writer Joseph Floyd and artist Michael Penick, SILICON HEROES takes place in a world where the amazing is commonplace, and the common man has the opportunity to be amazing.
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