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What's the Future and Why It's Up to Us

Tim O'Reilly



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Random House
18 June 2018
Tim O’Reilly, ‘The Oracle of Silicon Valley’, explores how digital technology is restructuring every business, every job, and every sector of society Renowned as ‘the Oracle of Silicon Valley’, Tim O’Reilly has spent three decades exploring the world-transforming power of information technology. Now, the leading thinker of the internet age turns his eye to the future – and asks the questions that will frame the next stage of the digital revolution:

    Will increased automation destroy jobs or create new opportunities?
    What will the company of tomorrow look like?
    Is a world dominated by algorithms to be welcomed or feared?
    How can we ensure that technology serves people, rather than the other way around?
    How can we all become better at mapping future trends?

Tim O’Reilly’s insights create an authoritative, compelling and often surprising portrait of the world we will soon inhabit, highlighting both the many pitfalls and the enormous opportunities that lie ahead.
By:   Tim O'Reilly
Imprint:   Random House
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   309g
ISBN:   9781847941862
ISBN 10:   1847941869
Pages:   448
Publication Date:   18 June 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Tim O'Reilly is widely recognised as the leading thinker of Silicon Valley. As the founder and CEO of the publishing company O'Reilly Media, he has become famous for spotting technology with world-shaking potential - from launching the world's first commercial website in 1993, via popularising terms like 'Web 2.0' and 'OpenSource' in the early 2000s, to advising the White House on its tech policies over the last decade. O'Reilly is also a partner of the venture capital firm O'Reilly AlphaTech, and sits on the boards of Maker Media, Code for America, PeerJ, Civis Analytics and PopVox. He lives in Oakland, California.

Reviews for WTF?: What's the Future and Why It's Up to Us

Tim O'Reilly has been at the cutting edge of the Internet since it went commercial. * New York Times * A punchy and provocative book . . . What's The Future is an insightful and heartfelt plea, daring us to reimagine a better economy and society . . . A jaunty read with a compelling narrative of how technology interweaves with the real world. * Financial Times * O'Reilly's ability to quickly identify nascent trends is unparalleled. * Wired * Silicon Valley's leading intellectual. * Inc. * One of the most influential pioneers and thinkers of the internet age. * Observer *

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