The thought of technology making man weak scares me but, it’s a trap that no matter how hard you try, you can’t live without it. Technology is making man not only dependent but, technology is creating man. The roles have altered.
Spread over 318 pages and five broad categories, Atul Jalan’s WHERE WILL MAN TAKE US? is a revelation of how technology has started controlling man. The book deals with various aspects such as nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, quantum computing and genetics and also touches on aspects of philosophy, society, physics. If you look back on life 50 years ago, it wasn’t how it is today. Technology took the world by storm, specially Bitcoin and Artificial Intelligence. However, man has got so engrossed and consumed by the rapid change that technology has started controlling his behavior.
The book goes into the history of how Artificial Intelligence came into being and how it has evolved in years. How Data is the new found love and how everything is nothing but a chain, each connected in someway or the other. The book is extensively well researched and what spiked my interest was the opening in reference to Alan Turing.
Atul not only gives vivid descriptions that are mind wrecking but, alarming. However, at one point the too-much-information did wreck my brain. But, it also enlightened me with information that I couldn’t fathom, specially Bitcoin. He has tried to make the language neutral and easy to understand however, their are some key terms that you might want to write down somewhere or underline them.
What I liked the most was the end of the book where the author has given a bibliography. From technology to cyborgs to God, there is a lot to know and a reality that alarms us.
Title : Where Will Man Take Us?
Author : Atul Jalan
Publisher : Penguin India
Published : April 11th 2019
Language : English
Pages : 318 pages
Rating : ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Disclaimer: A physical copy of the book was provided by My Secret Bookshelf in exchange for an honest review.
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