Title: The Future of Disruptive Technologies
Author: Dr. Srikanth Gaddam
Genre: Non-fiction; General Technology & Reference
Year Published: November 25, 2020
Date Started: October 26, 2022
Date finished: October 28, 2022
This book covers technology that can benefit as well as hurt humanity. It’s very informative and provides insights into the main types of technology that has the most impact and influence on society.
Technology has been a part of human lives for some time now. Whether we’re aware of it or not, we use technology in almost every facet of our lives. From our cars, phones, television, medicine, our homes, and everything else, there is a component of technology in it. This technology is what drives us forward. It’s what engages us and keeps us going. It’s also what motivates us to keep up with the latest and greatest. Out of it we gain new knowledge as well as learn that this upkeep, this new way of running our lives and our world can destroy us. There is a danger to very advanced technology and they come in the form of loopholes and hackers who are determined to take down a country and possibly the entire world.
Technology, at the speed it’s been moving at, will advance our world far beyond what we can fathom where it could go. There is a fear that AI will take our jobs, and at first, I was skeptical, but this book made me realize that it could actually be possible. Not that AI will take away every single job, but that it can take away the monotonous jobs that some people need to survive on or jobs that require more than one person and leave those people without anywhere to go. Technology can be beneficial to everyone, but it requires tight regulation and an understanding that humans come first.
There is so much to take in from this book. The information provided is enough to get you intrigued and interested in what we face in our future. It’s a book with positives and negatives of the different types of technology.
Who should read this book: It’s worth the read if you are interested in the technological infrastructure of what keeps our society moving.