The Age Of Less

Author : David Bosshart
ISBN : 9783867741729
Genre : Political Science
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Das Zeitalter des Zahlenwachstums geht zu Ende. Die Logik des Immer-Mehr hat abgewirtschaftet. Uns allen ist klar: Wir müssen die wirtschaftlichen Verhältnisse substanziell verändern, wenn wir morgen unseren Wohlstand halten wollen. Noch suchen wir einen Ausweg aus der selbst verschuldeten Unvernunft, die eine Krise nach der anderen auslost. David Bosshart fordert: umsteigen statt aussteigen. In das "Age of Less", ein Zeitalter des Immer-Weniger, das uns aber gleichzeitig Aktionsraume für ein neues, robusteres Wachstum bietet. Der Leiter des weltweit renommierten Gottlieb-Duttweiler-Instituts bringt die dafür notwendigen Rahmenbedingungen messerscharf auf den Punkt: die entscheidenden Zukunftstrends aus Wirtschaft , Gesellschaft , Konsum und Arbeit, die neuen Lebensstile, die uns prägen werden, und die Revolution von Social Media und Internet, die unsere Welt radikal verändern wird.
Category: Political Science

The Age Of Less

Author : Rico Traxler
ISBN : OCLC:810266194
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The Internet Of Us Knowing More And Understanding Less In The Age Of Big Data

Author : Michael P. Lynch
ISBN : 9781631491863
Genre : Philosophy
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With far-reaching implications, this urgent treatise promises to revolutionize our understanding of what it means to be human in the digital age. We used to say "seeing is believing"; now googling is believing. With 24/7 access to nearly all of the world's information at our fingertips, we no longer trek to the library or the encyclopedia shelf in search of answers. We just open our browsers, type in a few keywords and wait for the information to come to us. Indeed, the Internet has revolutionized the way we learn and know, as well as how we interact with each other. And yet this explosion of technological innovation has also produced a curious paradox: even as we know more, we seem to understand less. While a wealth of literature has been devoted to life with the Internet, the deep philosophical implications of this seismic shift have not been properly explored until now. Demonstrating that knowledge based on reason plays an essential role in society and that there is much more to “knowing” than just acquiring information, leading philosopher Michael Patrick Lynch shows how our digital way of life makes us overvalue some ways of processing information over others, and thus risks distorting what it means to be human. With far-reaching implications, Lynch's argument charts a path from Plato's cave to Shannon's mathematical theory of information to Google Glass, illustrating that technology itself isn't the problem, nor is it the solution. Instead, it will be the way in which we adapt our minds to these new tools that will ultimately decide whether or not the "Internet of Things"—all those gadgets on our wrists, in our pockets and on our laps—will be a net gain for humanity. Along the way, Lynch uses a philosopher's lens to examine some of the most urgent issues facing digital life today, including how social media is revolutionizing the way we think about privacy; why a greater reliance on Wikipedia and Google doesn't necessarily make knowledge "more democratic"; and the perils of using "big data" alone to predict cultural trends. Promising to modernize our understanding of what it means to be human in the digital age, The Internet of Us builds on previous works by Nicholas Carr, James Gleick and Jaron Lanier to give us a necessary guide on how to navigate the philosophical quagmire that is the Information Age.
Category: Philosophy

The Age Heresy

Author : Buzan , Tony And Keene , Raymond
ISBN : 9781448116478
Genre : Psychology
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It is widely assumed that as we grow older there is a gradual decline in the way we use our brains. This book draws on acclaimed and proven scientific evidence to put forward a sensational brand-new theory which explodes the myth and shows that, with the right sort of mental and physical exercise, you can actually significantly improve your brain power as you get older. Drawing upon a wealth of fascinating facts and records, with studies of great geniuses such as Einstein and Goethe who improved with age, THE AGE HEARSY is packed with practical advice and guidance on how you can actively learn to enhance your memory, powers of creativity and concentration.
Category: Psychology

The Age Of Em

Author : Robin Hanson
ISBN : 9780191069659
Genre : Computers
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Robots may one day rule the world, but what is a robot-ruled Earth like? Many think the first truly smart robots will be brain emulations or ems. Scan a human brain, then run a model with the same connections on a fast computer, and you have a robot brain, but recognizably human. Train an em to do some job and copy it a million times: an army of workers is at your disposal. When they can be made cheaply, within perhaps a century, ems will displace humans in most jobs. In this new economic era, the world economy may double in size every few weeks. Some say we can't know the future, especially following such a disruptive new technology, but Professor Robin Hanson sets out to prove them wrong. Applying decades of expertise in physics, computer science, and economics, he uses standard theories to paint a detailed picture of a world dominated by ems. While human lives don't change greatly in the em era, em lives are as different from ours as our lives are from those of our farmer and forager ancestors. Ems make us question common assumptions of moral progress, because they reject many of the values we hold dear. Read about em mind speeds, body sizes, job training and career paths, energy use and cooling infrastructure, virtual reality, aging and retirement, death and immortality, security, wealth inequality, religion, teleportation, identity, cities, politics, law, war, status, friendship and love. This book shows you just how strange your descendants may be, though ems are no stranger than we would appear to our ancestors. To most ems, it seems good to be an em.
Category: Computers

The Age Of Great Cities

Author : Robert Vaughan
ISBN : UOM:39015022660545
Genre : Cities and towns
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Category: Cities and towns

Saving Higher Education In The Age Of Money

Author : James Engell
ISBN : 081392331X
Genre : Business & Economics
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"In their analysis of admission practices, institutional rankings, salaries, hiring practices, scholarships, student attitudes, tuition costs, research programs, library budgets, and class barriers, Engell and Dangerfield expose the major changes that the Age of Money has wrought in higher education while also offering a practical method of understanding and prioritizing the various elements involved in choosing the right school." "Written for a general audience as well as for professionals, Saving Higher Education in the Age of Money will appeal to teachers and administrators, parents of students and prospective students, students and faculty in schools of higher education, and anyone interested in intellectual life."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Business & Economics

America In The Age Of The Titans

Author : Sean Dennis Cashman
ISBN : 9780814714102
Genre : Art
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Detailing the events of the Progressive Era and World War I (1901-20), America in the Age of the Titans is the only interdisciplinary history covering this period currently available. The book contains the results of research into primary sources an drecent scholarship with an emphases on leading personalities and anecdotes about them. Sean Dennis Cashman's sequesl to America in the Gilded Age gives special attention to industry and inventions, and social and cultural history. He covers developments in science, technology, and industry; the Progressive movement and the presidencies of Theodore Roosevelt, immigration, the new woman, and labor, including the Industrial Workers of the World and the Great Red Scare; the transportation and communications revolution in radio and motion pictures; the cultural contribuation of artists, architects, and creatice writers; and America's foreign policies across the world. Written in a lively, accessible style with over sixty illustrations, this book is an excellent introduction to these momentous years. It provides an assessment of the contributions of the titans - political, scientific, and industrial.
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The New Good Life

Author : John Robbins
ISBN : 9780345520234
Genre : Self-Help
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How do you define the good life? For many, success is measured not by health and happiness but by financial wealth. But such a worldview overlooks the important things in life: personal contentment, family time, spirituality, and the health of the planet and those living on it. A preoccupation with money and possessions is not only unhealthy, it can also drain the true joy from life. In recent years, millions have watched their American Dreams go up in smoke. The international financial collapse, inflation, massive layoffs, and burgeoning consumer debt have left people in dire financial straits—including John Robbins, a crusader for planet-friendly food and lifestyle choices, who lost his entire savings in an investment scam. But Robbins soon realized that there was an upside to our collective financial downturn: Curtailed consumerism could lead us to reassess our lives and values. The New Good Life provides a philosophical and prescriptive path from conspicuous consumption to conscious consumption. Where the old view of success was measured by cash, stocks, and various luxuries, the new view will be guided by financial restraint and a new awareness of what truly matters. A passionate manifesto on finding meaning beyond money and status, this book delivers a sound blueprint for living well on less. Discover how to • create your own definition of success based on your deepest beliefs and life experience • alleviate depression, lower blood pressure, and stay fit with inexpensive alternatives for high-cost medications • develop a diet that promotes better health—and saves you money • plan for—and protect yourself from—future economic catastrophes • cut down on your housing and transportation costs • live frugally without deprivation • follow in the footsteps of real people who have effectively forged new financial identities The New Good Life provides much-needed hope and comfort in a time of fear and uncertainty. Here is everything you need to develop high-joy, low-cost solutions to life’s challenges. Practical and timely, this book equips you with the skills needed not only to survive but to thrive in these challenging times. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Self-Help