Books and further reading
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No particular order. Images too.
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
|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).
- Free is Cheaper (1988) by Ken Smith
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
- Neil Gershenfeld
- Mining the sky
- High Frontier - Gerard O'Neill
- Engines of Creation - Eric Drexler. Best known for articulating the possibility of productive nanotechnology, this book is also an excellent example of futurology in general, covering space exploration, changing social structures and more. The updated 2007 version is available for free here.
- Looking Forward: Participatory Economics for the 21st Century by Michael Albert and Robin Hahnel
- Producing Open Source Software: How to Run a Successful Free Software Project
- The Art of Community: Building the New Age of Participation - Jono Bacon - freely available here
- The Cathedral and the Bazaar - Eric Steven Raymond
- Open Advice - FOSS: What We Wish We Had Known When We Started - advice from 42 prominent open-source contributors
- On the viability of the open source development model for the design of physical objects: Lessons learned from the RepRap Project - Erik de Bruijn