by Azhar, Azeem | Society & social sciences
Paperback | 352 pages
The Times and Financial Times Book of the Year’Enticing’ Sunday Times | ‘Engaging’ Financial Times | ‘Essential’ Reid Hoffman
As technology accelerates, the human mind struggles to keep up – and our companies, workplaces and democracies get left behind. This is the exponential gap.
Now, a leading technologist explores how this exponential gap is rewiring our world – and reveals how we should respond.
‘The sheer might of technology giants is one of the great challenges of our time . . . Azeem Azhar’s excellent book Exponential offers some solutions’ Amol Rajan, BBC News’Azhar has a knack for interrogating and inverting conventional thinking . . . A convincing case that something extraordinary is taking place in business and society’ Economist’Deft and clear-eyed . . . Perhaps Azhar’s most valuable insight is that conservatively managing the individual risks posed by new technologies will not suffice’ Financial Times’Speaks powerfully about how we need to shape technology to put it back in the service of society’ Guardian’Valuable and timely . . . A diligent and comprehensive definition of a new phase in human affairs’ Sunday Times