Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate

Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate

Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate

Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate

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Overview

A New York Times Bestseller!

Our world is about to change.

In Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Change the Way We Live, Work, and Communicate, Shawn DuBravac, chief economist and senior director of research at the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), argues that the groundswell of digital ownership unfolding in our lives signals the beginning of a new era for humanity. Beyond just hardware acquisition, the next decade will be defined by an all-digital lifestyle and the “Internet of Everything”—where everything, from the dishwasher to the wristwatch, is not only online, but acquiring, analyzing, and utilizing the data that surrounds us. But what does this mean in practice?

It means that some of mankind’s most pressing problems, such as hunger, disease, and security, will finally have a solution. It means that the rise of driverless cars could save thousands of American lives each year, and perhaps hundreds of thousands more around the planet. It means a departure from millennia-old practices, such as the need for urban centers. It means that massive inefficiencies, such as the supply chains in Africa allowing food to rot before it can be fed to the hungry, can be overcome. It means that individuals will have more freedom in action, work, health, and pursuits than ever before.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621573739
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 01/12/2015
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

The list of Regnery authors reads like a "who's who" of conservative thought, action, and history.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Gary Shapiro

Introduction

Chapter 1: The Beginning of Our Voyage and the Properties of Data

Chapter 2: The Seeds of Our Digital Destiny

Chapter 3: When Data Is Digitized

Chapter 4: The Sensorization of Objects

Chapter 5: Second-Order Effects of Digital Data

Chapter 6: In the Year 2025

Chapter 7: Driverless Cars and the New Digital Age of Travel

Chapter 8: The Internet of Me!

Chapter 9: The Mass Customization of Entertainment

Chapter 10: Healthcare in a Digital Age

Chapter 11: Of Politics, Data, and Digital Revolutions

Chapter 12: Culture Shock

Chapter 13: Economics and Business in a Digital Age

Chapter 14: The Parallel Evolution of Digital Data, Law, and Public Policy

Chapter 15: The Year Is 1450

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