From Facebook and Zoom to Instagram and beyond, the tech industry is thriving! If the topic of this industry’s power is of interest and you would also like to understand where these companies are at with space travel, these five books presented by Ultimate Library will appeal.
1. Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier
The evidence suggests that social media is making us sadder, angrier, more isolated and more tribal. In this witty and urgent manifesto, Jaron Lanier, a Silicon Valley scientist and pioneer, warns us of the toxic effects at the heart of social media design. In ten simple arguments, readers will understand how deleting these apps can transform their lives.
2. Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe by Roger McNamee
Roger McNamee would have laughed if you told him he would one day be devoted to stopping Facebook from destroying democracy. The once-mentor to tech leaders and investors in Facebook had a rude awakening over the past few years. Seeing the manipulations of bad actors and the effects of the platform on the Brexit vote and the 2016 US election, McNamee has vowed to raise awareness of his concerns.
3. The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos by Christian Davenport
The Space Barons is the story of a group of billionaire entrepreneurs who are pouring their fortunes into the epic resurrection of the American space program, using Silicon Valley-style innovation to dramatically lower the cost of space travel. This is a tale of rivalry, of high risk and of great adventure.
4. The Tyranny of Big Tech by Josh Hawley
Once symbols of American ingenuity and freedom, tech companies such as Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon have become a techno-oligarchy by amassing unimaginable amounts of data. Decades of unchecked data collection have given Big Tech more targeted control over populations than any company before. Hawley argues how to reverse this course and reshape the business and legal landscape of the digital world.
5. No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram by Sarah Frier
No Filter is the inside story of how Instagram took over the world. Drawing from interviews with key figures at Instagram, this book recreates the rise of the most successful photo app in history. From its origins in a Silicon Valley coffee shop, to clashes between its founder and Mark Zuckerberg, Frier explains how the app encouraged businesses to prioritise their aesthetic above all else. Instagram remade us all in its image; this book reveals how.