Description : “Compelling, and so beautifully written…’The Mind Club’ deftly brings the most up-to-date research about other minds to readers of all backgrounds. It may cause you to think differently about crime and punishment, about business transactions and health care, and even about the upcoming elections. Things might just start looking up.”–The Wall Street Journal From dogs to gods, the science of understanding mysterious minds—including your own. Nothing seems more real than the minds of other people. When you consider what your boss is thinking or whether your spouse is happy, you are admitting them into the "mind club." It’s easy to assume other humans can think and feel, but what about a cow, a computer, a corporation? What kinds of mind do they have? Daniel M. Wegner and Kurt Gray are award-winning psychologists who have discovered that minds—while incredibly important—are a matter of perception. Their research opens a trove of new findings, with insights into human behavior that are fascinating, frightening and funny. The Mind Club explains why we love some animals and eat others, why people debate the existence of God so intensely, how good people can be so cruel, and why robots make such poor lovers. By investigating the mind perception of extraordinary targets—animals, machines, comatose people, god—Wegner and Gray explain what it means to have a mind, and why it matters so much. Fusing cutting-edge research and personal anecdotes, The Mind Club explores the moral dimensions of mind perception with wit and compassion, revealing the surprisingly simple basis for what compels us to love and hate, to harm and to protect. From the Hardcover edition.
Description : Do you want more free book summaires like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. A new take on Rene Descartes’ philosophy, “I think, therefore I am,” The Mind Club (2016) explores the importance of the mind and cognitive function in our daily lives and interactions. Dissecting the concept of what constitutes a mind and how we perceive other beings as having a mind or not, Wegner and Gray demonstrate how our perception of the human mind impacts our sense of morality as well as our ability to relate to others.
Description : An argument in favor of finding a place for humans (and humanness) in the future digital economy. In the digital economy, accountants, baristas, and cashiers can be automated out of employment; so can surgeons, airline pilots, and cab drivers. Machines will be able to do these jobs more efficiently, accurately, and inexpensively. But, Nicholas Agar warns in this provocative book, these developments could result in a radically disempowered humanity. The digital revolution has brought us new gadgets and new things to do with them. The digital revolution also brings the digital economy, with machines capable of doing humans' jobs. Agar explains that developments in artificial intelligence enable computers to take over not just routine tasks but also the kind of “mind work” that previously relied on human intellect, and that this threatens human agency. The solution, Agar argues, is a hybrid social-digital economy. The key value of the digital economy is efficiency. The key value of the social economy is humanness. A social economy would be centered on connections between human minds. We should reject some digital automation because machines will always be poor substitutes for humans in roles that involve direct contact with other humans. A machine can count out pills and pour out coffee, but we want our nurses and baristas to have minds like ours. In a hybrid social-digital economy, people do the jobs for which feelings matter and machines take on data-intensive work. But humans will have to insist on their relevance in a digital age.
Description : A team of computer scientists, working at the engineering school of the University of California at Berkeley to create Artificial Intelligence, documents their struggle to reach an impossible goal and the controversies over their work
Description : “Inside the Mind of a Serial, Multi-paraphilic Sex Offender” provides a very graphic, perspicacious, clinical analysis of an offender’s life-long history of sexually deviant thoughts, fantasies, and conduct, and is a must for counselors, psychologists, social workers, therapists, prosecutors, investigators, judges, parents, and sex offender specialists alike. It provides an in-depth examination of a real offender’s life that spanned decades, beginning at the early age of five. Dr. Beverly takes the reader on a journey through the mental, emotional, and behavioral character of one offender whose criminal and bizarre conduct remained undetected for years. This book is not intended to foster hate toward sexual offenders; rather, each reader has an opportunity to gain new knowledge towards prevention, recognition, and intervention.
Description : Author Dan Dillon presents an entertaining look back at the high school careers of St. Louis' Baby Boomers. Vol. 2 of "So, Where'd You Go to High School?" covers the 1950s through the 1980s and features lots of trivia, fun facts, local celebrities, and hundreds of photos.
Description : Unicist Strategy for Business Architects provides the fundamentals that are needed to design and develop businesses.This book is about how the mind of a strategist can influence reality in the business world. It will give you access to the basic laws of business, the structural characteristics of strategists and the ways to avoid the building of parallel realities that drive to failure and defeat.It is part of the Unicist Architecture Collection of Peter Belohlavek, which synthesized the structural-functionalist approach to business architecture. This book covers, among other subjects: the unicist approach to strategy, the mind of the strategist: the strategic attitude, the strategic ideology, the strategic action, the basic laws of Unicist Business Strategy, Fears: the strategy killers, limits of the possibilities for strategy building, responsibility avoidance: the anti-strategic approach and the antidote to anti-strategies. It provides the fundamentals to understand and respect the nature of the strategist to build and implement successful strategies.
Description : The Theatre of the Mind is a collection of short stories that conduct the reader into several distinct worlds both fantastic and full of surprise.Visit the universe as it is being created. Travel to an alternate history and find out what happens in a world where the Romans never left Britain. Follow the adventures of one man who discovers that life really does start after you're dead. Experience the cruel dehumanization of a fighter in futuristic blood sports. Travel back to an age of chivalry and dragon infested lands; then wing to the far distant reaches of the universe!
Description : Michael J. Lavery's theories about how large and small motor-skill development of both right and left hands is directly linked to development in the left and right hemispheres of the brain is revolutionizing our understanding of how best to train the brain. The application of his theories and training methodologies are universal, including benefits for athletes seeking to supercharge their performance, for Baby Boomers wanting to reverse the aging process, and for retirees looking to rejuvenate their memory powers and regain an active lifestyle. Learn how a dozen Whole Brain Power All-Star practitioners from the ages of fifteen to ninety-one have transformed their brains and bodies through Michael's simple ambidextrous skill training, penmanship drills, and memory drills. Get ready to become part of the revolution in wholebrain development in the 21st century.