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Why Information Grows - Cesar Hidalgo (https://books.google.com/books?id=J88_CQAAQBAJ) Best book I've read in recent memory. Changed my understanding of the world and (maybe) our place in it.

The Information - James Gleick (https://books.google.com/books?id=7ztdygAACAAJ) All developers having anything to do with data should read this or at least be familiar with the concepts it covers.

Chaos - James Gleick (https://books.google.com/books?id=OoLNzl4XpPUC) A good follow-up to "The Information"

Scale - Geoffrey West (https://books.google.com/books?id=bJPZDAAAQBAJ) Covers the kind of fundamentals of science everyone should understand.

Life 3.0 - Max Tegmark (https://books.google.com/books?id=2hIcDgAAQBAJ) The Master Algorithm - Pedro Domingos (https://books.google.com/books?id=CPgqCgAAQBAJ) These two go nicely together

The Death of Expertise - Thomas M. Nichols (https://books.google.com/books?id=x3TYDQAAQBAJ) Maybe the thing that brings about the downfall of society as we know it

Fantasyland - Kurt Andersen (https://books.google.com/books?id=aaX4DAAAQBAJ) A fun, engaging American history - whether the theory behind it is accurate or not, it is still enlightening.

Brave New World - Aldous Huxley (https://books.google.com/books?id=niDNtZoYsAUC) A painful re-reading but hard not to conclude that Huxley had it way more directionally right than Orwell or any other future fiction authors.

Amusing Ourselves to Death - Neil Postman (https://books.google.com/books?id=oup6iagfox8C) Though largely about media in the 80's, it is even more relevant today.

World Without Mind - Franklin Foer (https://books.google.com/books?id=Q8gPDgAAQBAJ) Too easy to pick on big tech this year but that doesn't mean most of this book isn't on the nose.




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