Bookshelf

books

#1

What books have you enjoyed, shaped your thinking, blown your hair back, or tickled your neurons? Anything is fair game here: guilty pleasures, journal articles, Wikipedia entries—basically, anything textual that made an impression.

I’ll start off with an obvious one: The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology by Ray Kurzweil

And a book that I devoured in my youth: “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”: Adventures of a Curious Character: Adventures of a Curious Character by Richard Feynman

And: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg


#2

On technical evolution and its setbacks: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Canticle_for_Leibowitz

On the way we think:

Because it is one of the coolest, funniest and most amazing books I know:
https://books.google.de/books/about/Full_Moon_Soup.html?id=3qQVPwAACAAJ&redir_esc=y

Probably only second to that:


#3

I am going to check these out! Thanks for sharing.