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Innovations in technology and design that serve the world

 

Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much

By Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir | Reviewed By Timothy Ogden

The new book Scarcity provides critical insights for designing better anti-poverty programs, but not for allocating scarce philanthropic resources.

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Rewire

By Ethan Zuckerman | Reviewed By Lucy Bernholz

Internet technology can help us to connect, globally and otherwise, but only if we structure it well.

 

The Nature of the Future: Dispatches From the Socialstructed World

By Marina Gorbis | Reviewed By Lucy Bernholz

In the world that's now emerging, pre-modern practices that emphasize personal relationships are returning to prominence.

 

Future Perfect: The Case for Progress in a Networked Age

By Steve Berlin Johnson | Reviewed By Lucy Bernholz

Networks, equal access, and read-write products are no longer just core design elements of the Internet; we are making them real.

 
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Networked: The New Social Operating System

By Lee Rainie & Barry Wellman | Reviewed By Lucy Bernholz

Researchers from Pew and NetLab examine how the Internet, mobile phones, and social networking are radically changing our lives.

 
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Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think

By Peter H. Diamandis & Steven Kotler | Reviewed By Timothy Ogden

Two books argue that entrepreneurs and technology are transforming the global economy.

 
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Revolution 2.0: The Power of the People Is Greater Than the People in Power, A Memoir

By Wael Ghonim | Reviewed By Micah Sifry

A riveting memoir by Egyptian revolutionary—and Google marketing executive—Wael Ghonim.

 

The Coming Prosperity: How Entrepreneurs Are Transforming the Global Economy

By Philip Auerswald | Reviewed By Timothy Ogden

Two books argue that entrepreneurs and technology are transforming the global economy.