Books and further reading

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Perhaps this page should be called 'further reading' and include web-links to other websites, essays, wikipedia articles, etc.

For the moment, a list of interesting books are listed that relate to some aspects or concepts described in AdCiv.

The idea is that these books would describe clearly things that are possible, or general thinking that is desirable, for the beneficial progress of mankind based on rational and scientific thinking.

These are books that may be interesting or useful, however please note this does not necessarily mean that AdCiv advocates all things said by any of these authors!


Philosophy of Science

Boi cover large.jpg Beginning of infinity by David Deutch FRS

Very interesting and well explained book covering a wide set of topics that might be loosely categorised under philosophy of science, and the unbounded nature and aspects of human progress and understanding (as well as some of the fundamental limitations).

David Deutch is a pioneer in the field of quantum computation and currently a visiting professor at Oxford University's Centre for Quantum Computation (CQC) in the Clarendon Laboratory.

Book website and bookseller links


  • Free is Cheaper (1988) by Ken Smith
  • Life Without Money: Building Fair and Sustainable Economies (Nov 2011) by Anitra Nelson (Ed.) and Frans Timmerman (Ed.)

Technology vs. Economics

  • The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology and the Economy of the Future (Sep 2009) by Martin Ford
  • The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies (Feb 2014) by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew Mcafee

Silver Bullet Technologies


  • Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies (Jul 2014) by Nick Bostrom


  • Radical Abundance (May 2013) by K. Eric Drexler

Personal Fabrication

  • Fab: The Coming Revolution on Your Desktop - From Personal Computers to Personal Fabrication (Mar 2007) by Neil Gershenfeld


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