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yea the word genius is not enough to describe his contribution, in fact the same thing goes for most of the mathematicians mentioned in the book. "Fermat's last theorem" is definitely my favorite non fiction. I have read it 3 times. 

He indeed is a very fascinating person.
Mathematics has always intruiged me differently than almost any other academic field.

But one also needs to say that there was quite some luck involved in him finding what he needed when he needed it...if you get what mean
Edited by TheDreamthinker - 3/18/14 at 7:04am
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I don't have a particularly scientific background academically, but as the years go by, I've become more and more interested by it. Reading books by great communicators like Richard Feynman are a great help.

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yea but it ruins the book, so for anyone who wants to read it - don't look at the doc. 

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A book about modern technology that is 80% optimistic,10% negative, and 10% scary.

 

Bottom line:  Technology is growing at an exponential rate.  

 

FYI:  Google is already perfecting the driverless car.  

Manufacturing is pouring back into the USA as robots are cheaper and more efficient than people.  

Technical jobs are going to be hot (computer programing), jobs that can be automated are easy to replace (bookkeeping). 

The income gap will grow as developers of programs (think Turbotax) will get rich and tax preparers will lose jobs.

Computers and humans combined are better at virtually any task than either one working separately.  

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A book about modern technology that is 80% optimistic,10% negative, and 10% scary.

 

Bottom line:  Technology is growing at an exponential rate.  

 

FYI:  Google is already perfecting the driverless car.  

Manufacturing is pouring back into the USA as robots are cheaper and more efficient than people.  

Technical jobs are going to be hot (computer programing), jobs that can be automated are easy to replace (bookkeeping). 

The income gap will grow as developers of programs (think Turbotax) will get rich and tax preparers will lose jobs.

Computers and humans combined are better at virtually any task than either one working separately.  

sounds like my kind of thing i will give it a go for sure. 

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half way through this now - its great. 

 

thanks quinto 

 

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quite common but....also not bad....

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quite common but....also not bad....

I have only read "a brief history of time" - i loved it

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I have only read "a brief history of time" - i loved it

...have yet to read that one....:beerchug:

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...have yet to read that one....:beerchug:

I highly recommend it, it was fascinating 

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I highly recommend it, it was fascinating 

surely will...

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I'd recommend 'A brief History of Time' too.

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half way through this now - its great. 

 

thanks quinto 

 

Cheers mate

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If you like alternative history and also stories of the early rocket pioneers like Dr. Robert Goddard, you will LOVE this book. A great read!
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