Saturday, September 27, 2014

Peter Thiel's six favorite books that predict the future

Facebook investor Peter Thiel is the author of the new book, Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future. One of his six favorite books that predict the future, as shared at The Week magazine:
The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson

You can't build new things just with technical know-how; you need imagination. Stephenson's is boundless: This novel is not just the most entertaining book you can read about artificial intelligence and nanotechnology; it will inspire inventions your kids will use — or create.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Diamond Age is among Jason Stoddard's top five positive science fiction novels, i.e. works about the transformative powers of science.

--Marshal Zeringue