Great round-up from the Editors at the MIT Technology Review.
Our editors’ picks for the best books of 2016, and some they’re eagerly anticipating.
The Ethics of Invention: Technology and the Human Future
By Sheila Jasanoff
Jasanoff is a professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government who methodically questions the “heedless rush” to embrace innovation. “Whose duty is it in today’s complex societies to foresee or forestall the negative impacts of technology?” she writes. She’s no Luddite. But rather than accepting with “fatalistic determinism” whatever technology companies make possible, she is arguing for greater democratic participation in shaping the direction of technology.