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            Shouting Zeros and Ones: Digital technology, ethics and policy in New Zealand: 2020
              

            Shouting Zeros and Ones: Digital technology, ethics and policy in New Zealand: 2020 (Paperback)

            Edited by Chen, Andrew

            • RRP: $14.99
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            • Pub Date
              10 Aug 20

            New Zealand authors delve into the hidden impacts of technology on society and on individuals: deepfakes and democracy, indigenous data sovereignty, digital inclusion, the environmental impacts of globalised data and the drive to combat online fascism.

            ISBN 9781988587387
            Published NZ 10 Aug 2020
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series BWB Texts
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            Sex Robots & Vegan Meat: Adventures at the Frontier of Birth, Food, Sex & Death

            Sex Robots & Vegan Meat: Adventures at the Frontier of Birth, Food, Sex & Death (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kleeman, Jenny

            • RRP: $39.99
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            What if we could have babies without bearing children, eat meat without killing animals, have a perfect sexual relationship without involving another human being or chose the time of our painless death?

            ISBN 9781509894901
            Released NZ 14 Jul 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Facebook: The Inside Story

            Facebook: The Inside Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Levy, Steven

            • RRP: $40.00
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            In his sophomore year of college, Mark Zuckerberg created a simple website to serve as a campus social network. But the site caught on like wildfire, and soon students nationwide were on Facebook. Today, Facebook is nearly unrecognizable from Zuckerberg's first, modest iteration.... It has grown into a tech giant, the largest social media platform and one of the most gargantuan companies in the world with over 2.23 billion global users. Love it or hate it, there is no denying the power and omnipresence of Facebook in daily life. And in light of growing scandals surrounding election-influencing 'fake news' accounts, the mining of its users' personal data, and growing discontent with the actions of its founder and CEO, never has the company been more central to the international conversation.
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            ISBN 9780241297940
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Little Eyes
             

            Little Eyes (Hardback)

            By Schweblin, Samanta; Translated by McDowell, Megan

            • RRP: $44.80
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            • Internationally sourced

            A spine-tingling portrait of our obsession with technology, from Argentinian sensation Samanta Schweblin

            ISBN 9781786077929
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Making Sense: Conversations on Consciousness, Morality and the Future of Humanity
             

            Making Sense: Conversations on Consciousness, Morality and the Future of Humanity (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Harris, Sam

            • RRP: $38.00
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            • Pub Date
              18 Aug 20

            Civilization rests on a series of successful conversations. -Sam Harris Neuroscientist, philosopher, podcaster and bestselling author Sam Harris, has been exploring some of the greatest questions concerning the human mind, society, and the events that shape our world. Harris' sea...rch for deeper understanding of how we think has led him to engage and exchange with some of our most brilliant and controversial contemporary minds - Daniel Kahneman, Robert Sapolsky, Anil Seth and Max Tegmark - in order to unpack and understand ideas of consciousness, free will, extremism, and ethical living. For Harris, honest conversation, no matter how difficult or contentious, represents the only path to moral and intellectual progress. Featuring twelve conversations from the hit podcast, these electric exchanges fuse wisdom with rigorous interrogation to shine a light on what it means to make sense of our world today.
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            ISBN 9781787630420
            Released NZ 18 Aug 2020
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Spark: How to free your brain from technology to ignite your creativity
             

            Spark: How to free your brain from technology to ignite your creativity (Paperback)

            By Zomorodi, Manoush

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            • Internationally sourced

            An award-winning journalist uncovers the truth about boredom and why it's the key to your creativity

            ISBN 9781509841172
            Released NZ 10 Mar 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            Always Day One: How the Tech Titans Stay on Top

            Always Day One: How the Tech Titans Stay on Top (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kantrowitz, Alex

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            At Amazon, 'Day One' is code for inventing like a startup with little regard for legacy. Day Two is, in Jeff Bezos's own words, is 'stasis, followed by irrelevance, followed by excruciating, painful decline, followed by death.' Most companies today are set up for Day Two. They bu...ild advantages and defend them fiercely rather than invent the future. But Amazon and fellow tech titans Facebook, Google, and Microsoft are operating in Day One: they prioritize reinvention over tradition and collaboration over ownership. Through 130 interviews with insiders, from Mark Zuckerberg to hourly workers, Always Day One reveals the tech giants' blueprint for sustainable success. Kantrowitz uncovers the engine propelling the tech giants' continued dominance at a stage when most big companies begin to decline. And he shows the way forward for everyone who wants to compete with, and beat, the titans.
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            ISBN 9780241459058
            Released NZ 9 Apr 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why It Matters

            You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why It Matters (Hardback)

            By Murphy, Kate

            • RRP: $48.00
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            When was the last time you listened to someone, or someone really listened to you?

            ISBN 9781787300958
            Released NZ 23 Jan 2020
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The System: Who Owns the Internet, and How It Owns Us
             

            The System: Who Owns the Internet, and How It Owns Us (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ball, James

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            • Pub Date
              20 Aug 20

            The internet is a network of physical cables and connections, a web of wires enmeshing the world, connecting huge data centres to one another and eventually to us. All are owned by someone, financed by someone, regulated by someone. We refer to the internet as abstract from reali...ty. By doing so, we obscure where the real power lies. In this powerful and necessary book, James Ball sets out on a global journey into the inner workings of the System. From the computer scientists to the cable guys, the billionaire investors to the ad men, the intelligence agencies to the regulators, these are the real-life figures powering the internet and pulling the strings of our society. Ball brilliantly shows how an invention once hailed as a democratising force has concentrated power in places it already existed - that the System, in other words, remains the same as it did before.
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            ISBN 9781526607256
            Released NZ 20 Aug 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Analogia: The Entangled Destinies of Nature, Human Beings and Machines
             

            Analogia: The Entangled Destinies of Nature, Human Beings and Machines (Hardback)

            By Dyson, George

            • RRP: $55.00
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            • Pub Date
              17 Nov 20

            In Analogia, technology historian George Dyson presents a startling look back at the analog age and life before the digital revolution and an unsettling vision of what comes next.

            ISBN 9781846147449
            Released NZ 17 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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