Booklist:
Reading is the next best thing to uploading programs to your brain matrix-style.

This is a collection of books that have recently piqued my interest. Please let me know what you're reading below! ✐ HIT THE BOOKS!

Math Destruction

The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier

Ian Urbina

An awesome collection of investigative journalism covering everything from rogue environmental vigilantes to fishing ships capitalizing on slave labor on the open seas.✐ READ IT

Math Destruction

Why We Sleep

Matthew Walker

A compelling case for getting those 8 + hours each night. Walker takes a look at a wide range of health problems associated with lack of sleep, sleep disorders, the new science of dreams, and more.✐ READ IT

Math Destruction

The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man

Marshall McLuhan

This excellent book from 1962 analyzes the effects of the printed word and mass media on European culture and the human mind.✐ CONSIDER IT

Math Destruction

Ada's Algorith

James Essinger

Just started this one on Ada Lovelace, an English mathemetician whose work helped to usher in the digital age. ✐ READ IT

Math Destruction

Weapons of Math Destruction

Cathy O'Neil

A quick read the explores a number of pertinent cases where reliance on big data and machine learning is creating negative feedback loops that increase socioeconomic inequality.✐ READ IT

Surveillence Capitalism

The Age of Surveillence Capitalism

Shoshana Zuboff

An enticing but dense book detailing the quest of powerful technology companies to predict and control our behavior.✐ READ IT

New York 2140

Bad Blood

John Carreyrou

Awesome investigative journalism piece detailing the rise and fall of the fraudulent silicon valley blood testing startup Theranos.✐ READ IT

New York 2140

New York 2140

Kim Stanley Robinson

Great futurist novel that anyone with knowledge of New York City should enjoy. Robinson paints a believable picture of the city––complete with its financiers, cops, celebrities, and hoodrats––in a future where the sea level has risen fifty feet. ✐ READ IT

How to Change Your Mind

Seveneves

Neal Stephenson

This is an excellent hard science fiction novel that opens up with the moon exploding. This explosion sets the scene for an apocolypse that necessitates the building of a space colony initially tethered to the international space station. Worth the read if you're interested in orbital mechanics, genomics, robotics, or space. ✐ READ IT

How to Change Your Mind

How to Change Your Mind

Michael Pollan

This book dives into the research and personalities behind the science of mind altering chemicals, most notibly Psilocybin and LSD. ✐ READ IT

The Phrontistery
Expand your vocabulary

This is a compilation of chrestomathic words.

Zero to One

Zero to One

Blake Masters and Peter Thiel

This a great read for anyone interested startups, entrepreneurship, or internet technology. ✐ READ IT

The Industries of the Future

The Industries of the Future

Alec Ross

An excellent look at the worlds shifting economies. Focus on robotics, machine learning, code-ification of money, big data, and other industries. ✐ READ IT

Stealing Fire

Stealing Fire

How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work
Jamie Wheal and Steven Kotler

Well written and researched book about flow states, ecstasis, and neurohacking. ✐ READ IT

Change Agent

Change Agent

Daniel Suarez

Killer piece of futurist fiction that plays on gene editing, blockchain, and other soon to be technological realities. Was able to smash this book in three days. ✐ READ IT

Sapiens

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind.

Yuval Noah Harari

A great overview of humanity and something to get you thinking about humanism, religion, economics, and philosophy. ✐ READ IT

Homo Deus

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Yuval Noah Harari

How do we stay relevent in a future dominated by computers? Exciting, but frightening at times, Harari's depiction of what may be in store for humanity is vivid and based in real philosophy, science, and technology. A must read. ✐ READ IT

Parasite Rex

Parasite Rex.

Carl Zimmer

I read this book while traveling through India... A phenomenal depiction of the bizarre world of parasites. Why parasites truly rule the world as we know it. ✐ THINK ABOUT IT

Command Line

In the Beginning...was the Command Line

Neal Stephenson

Quick read that will get you thinking about switching for Mac/Windows over to Linux. This book is a bit outdated, but still a great read for those interested in computers. ✐ THINK ABOUT IT

Sex at Dawn

Sex at Dawn

Christopher Ryan

A new classic which argues that humans are instinctively not monogomous creatures. Have we evolved to be sluts? ✐ READ IT

Principles

Principles: Life and Work

Ray Dalio

Not sure if I will get through this one, as I'm not a fan of Ray Dalio's writing style. His principles are apparently quite effective though, and Dalio is an extremely successful fund manager. ✐ SKIP IT

Way of the Superior Man

The Way of the Superior Man

David Deida

A silly, yet highly applicable read that discusses the nature of the male and female polarity and outlines a path for successfully navigating through romantic relationships. ✐ THINK ABOUT IT

Checklist Manifesto

The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right.

Atul Gawande

A nifty little book that discusses how something as simple as a checklist is saving lives in operating rooms around the world. Checklists can be applied to a wide range of professions and can ensure that simple mistakes are a thing of the past. ✐ THINK ABOUT IT

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism. Chögyam Trungpa

Chögyam Trungpa

A lovely collection of talks from Trungpa, illustrating that spirutality can be hijacked for selfish purposes...and it often is in the west. ✐ THINK ABOUT IT

The Undoing Project

The Undoing Project

Michael Lewis

An intimate look at the lives and work of Danny Khaneman and Amos Tversky, who together published a number of seminal works on decision making and heuristics in judgement. ✐ READ IT

Proof of Heaven

Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeons Journey Into the Afterlife

Eben Alexander, MD

A quick read depicting a neurosurgeons near death experience (NDE). Bridges science and spirituality. Author has a bit of a god complex... ✐ SKIP IT

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