The People vs. Tech

Jamie Bartlett

  • Nov - Dec 2018
  • 5
  • technology, politics, democracy, future
People vs Tech cover

I found it fascinating how Bartlett spoke about the dark side of technology and how it will affect politics in the future. He had a section on how the Donald Trump presidential campaign used Cambridge Analytica to devastating effects. He also has two theories on how the future will pan out - one utopian vision, where machines will take jobs but goods will get much cheaper and quality of life will improve, with universal income becoming the method of income for most people. The other is the dystopian vision; governments will loose the ability to function properly, and as government gets increasingly in-effective and cryptocurrencies continue their rise, tax evasion will get far harder to track, and this will create a viscious cycle of governments who need funds to operate but the poor quality of the government will mean people are far less willing to pay taxes.

Overall I really enjoyed this book; Bartlett included lots of attributes to other authors and books, so many of them, including Atlas Shrugged, Life 3.0 and Present Shock have been added to my Amazon Wishlist for future reading.

Amazon →
  • Sep - Oct 2018
  • 5
  • christianity, religion, bible, truth

Qureshi was (he very sadly died from cancer in 2017) a former Muslim who converted to Christianity through the never-ending efforts of his friend, David Wood, to argue and reason with him about the differences between the two faiths. Together, they studied both the Bible and Quran to understand their historical and religious claims. Slowly, Qureshi realised that only the Bible was backed up by true historical evidence and that Jesus died, was who He said He was, and could save us from our eternal seperation from God.

I loved this book; it completely opened my eyes to some of the Muslim claims about Jesus and why they make those claims. Qureshi makes it clear that this isn't an auto-biography but a teaching tool, and the book is very much written in this way, with each chapter taking on a different aspect of the argument.

I am highly looking forward to reading Qureshi's second book, No God but One.

I also recommend you go and watch both Qureshi's testimony and David Wood's testimony, too.

Amazon →
  • Sep 2018
  • 4
  • technology, entrepreneur, startups
Amazon →
  • Jul - Aug 2018
  • 4
  • technology, future, business
Amazon →