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FIRST LIGHT OF DAY is two things. First, it's a compelling story wrapped around a disquieting look at life in 2045 in the aftermath of a technology revolution that profoundly changed the nature of society. Second, it's a non-fiction look at the technologies available today that make this revolution possible and even probable. In the fictional, part one of the book, the worl FIRST LIGHT OF DAY is two things. First, it's a compelling story wrapped around a disquieting look at life in 2045 in the aftermath of a technology revolution that profoundly changed the nature of society. Second, it's a non-fiction look at the technologies available today that make this revolution possible and even probable. In the fictional, part one of the book, the world is on the brink of creating the first truly sentient machines. Technology has changed everything from travel and work to government and even personal relationships. Most developed societies are segregated between high-end knowledge workers who enjoy all the benefits of life in the new digital cities and the majority of the population who have been rendered economically superfluous. The characters' inner struggles are intellectual, philosophical and spiritual--and their time before losing control of their lives to their own creations is running out. The second non-fiction part of the book provides an overview of the 10 categories of technology that play crucial roles in the story and are shaping our world today. The author, Michael J.T. Steep, is the founder and executive director of the Disruptive Technology and Digital Cities Program at Stanford University School of Engineering and one of today's leading experts on technology innovation. He wrote this book as a cautionary tale for anyone who wonders about the impact of unchecked technology development currently underway.


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FIRST LIGHT OF DAY is two things. First, it's a compelling story wrapped around a disquieting look at life in 2045 in the aftermath of a technology revolution that profoundly changed the nature of society. Second, it's a non-fiction look at the technologies available today that make this revolution possible and even probable. In the fictional, part one of the book, the worl FIRST LIGHT OF DAY is two things. First, it's a compelling story wrapped around a disquieting look at life in 2045 in the aftermath of a technology revolution that profoundly changed the nature of society. Second, it's a non-fiction look at the technologies available today that make this revolution possible and even probable. In the fictional, part one of the book, the world is on the brink of creating the first truly sentient machines. Technology has changed everything from travel and work to government and even personal relationships. Most developed societies are segregated between high-end knowledge workers who enjoy all the benefits of life in the new digital cities and the majority of the population who have been rendered economically superfluous. The characters' inner struggles are intellectual, philosophical and spiritual--and their time before losing control of their lives to their own creations is running out. The second non-fiction part of the book provides an overview of the 10 categories of technology that play crucial roles in the story and are shaping our world today. The author, Michael J.T. Steep, is the founder and executive director of the Disruptive Technology and Digital Cities Program at Stanford University School of Engineering and one of today's leading experts on technology innovation. He wrote this book as a cautionary tale for anyone who wonders about the impact of unchecked technology development currently underway.

34 review for First Light of Day: A Cautionary Tale of our Future Written by One of Today's Leading Experts on Technology Innovation

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jeffrey Balash

    Mike Steep knows and understands the technology that underlies this potential future. In case you don't, he succinctly and cogently explains it in part two of this novel. For those who haven't gone down their tech learning curve, I suggest that you read Part Two first so you can understand the terminology, which will make the first part much more meaningful. I believe that Mike put Part Two where he did because the real fun and interest and insights in the book are the thrilling novel of Part I: Mike Steep knows and understands the technology that underlies this potential future. In case you don't, he succinctly and cogently explains it in part two of this novel. For those who haven't gone down their tech learning curve, I suggest that you read Part Two first so you can understand the terminology, which will make the first part much more meaningful. I believe that Mike put Part Two where he did because the real fun and interest and insights in the book are the thrilling novel of Part I: A James Bond villain who wants to conquer the world who doesn't comprehend that the Russians are a step ahead of him through their treachery aided by some very intelligent Indians from the subcontinent. I've sent emails to about 150 "influencers" whom I know offering to send them a copy of this book. Mike also very thoughtfully juxtaposes this dystopian society of Britain against France, which has maintained its humanistic view of the world. Buy it and read it and then pass the book on to a friend.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Derek Moore

    Michael J T Steep gives the reader a look into the future as he imagines it. The year is 2045. The book divided into two parts. In part one we have a villain who wants to conquer the world. Part two is nonfiction and technical. This is not my genre of reading material. I must admit that I had a hard time finishing the book. Thank you for the opportunity of receiving this book. I will pass it along.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Lara

    Fantastic read. I was sorry when I reached the last page.

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