Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate

A New York Times Bestseller Our world is about to change.In Digital Destiny How the New Age of Data Will Change the Way We Live, Work, and Communicate, Shawn DuBravac, chief economist and senior director of research at the Consumer Electronics Association CEA , argues that the groundswell of digital ownership unfolding in our lives signals the beginning of a new era forA New York Times Bestseller Our world is about to change.In Digital Destiny How the New Age of Data Will Change the Way We Live, Work, and Communicate, Shawn DuBravac, chief economist and senior director of research at the Consumer Electronics Association CEA , argues that the groundswell of digital ownership unfolding in our lives signals the beginning of a new era for humanity Beyond just hardware acquisition, the next decade will be defined by an all digital lifestyle and the Internet of Everything where everything, from the dishwasher to the wristwatch, is not only online, but acquiring, analyzing, and utilizing the data that surrounds us But what does this mean in practice It means that some of mankind s most pressing problems, such as hunger, disease, and security, will finally have a solution It means that the rise of driverless cars could save thousands of American lives each year, and perhaps hundreds of thousands around the planet It means a departure from millennia old practices, such as the need for urban centers It means that massive inefficiencies, such as the supply chains in Africa allowing food to rot before it can be fed to the hungry, can be overcome It means that individuals will have freedom in action, work, health, and pursuits than ever before.
Digital Destiny How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work Live and Communicate A New York Times Bestseller Our world is about to change In Digital Destiny How the New Age of Data Will Change the Way We Live Work and Communicate Shawn DuBravac chief economist and senior direc

  • Title: Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate
  • Author: Shawn DuBravac Gary Shapiro
  • ISBN: 9781621573739
  • Page: 214
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate”

    1. One of those books that talks about some things that have already happened and calls it the future. Not a lot of detail except a pitch for the digital age. Some stuff on SOPA/PIPA debate but the book only scratches the surface of the digital world.

    2. The book itself provides a quick overview of the developments of digital technology in the last decade, and while at times it is a bit simplistic and repetitive, the strength of this book is less in what it says explicitly and more in how it helps you step back and look at the changing nature of information access and dissemination (and the pace of those changes). The most illustrative example he offers is how news of September 11 spread in 2001, when most of us still learned of the attacks via [...]

    3. "Internet delle cose" è una espressione di recente conio con la quale ci si riferisce all'evoluzione della rete e delle connessioni possibili per mezzo della tecnologia digitale. Non a caso si parla di un nuovo destino umano, un "destino digitale". In un libro appena uscito che porta appunto questo titolo, l'autore parla di cinque colonne sulla quali questo nostro destino poggia. Il futuro di tutti noi sarà condizionato da questi momenti: "computazione ubiqua", "conservazione dati", "connessio [...]

    4. if the author would not repeat same ideas over and over, then the length of this book would be half of existing

    5. The story of where digital is taking us is an important read for several reasons; one, people need to come to terms with where technology is headed; two, the proliferation of devices and sensors will only mean the end of complete privacy as we know it; and three, people and tech will start to become one with each other as more and more digital devices understand our every need.The author paints a very interesting picture that Spielberg created back when he made Minority Report, a world where car [...]

    6. Ok despite the fact that there are some fairly dubious statistics ("the WHO puts the number of worldwide deaths because of car accidents in 2010 at 1.24 million - a number four times the size of the United States") Shawn Dubravac does a good job emphasizing the power data has in underpinning all of our technology and the key changes to come.Dubravac, who chairs the Consumers Electronic Association and has been at the forefront of all new tech devices in the last 20 years or so, describes how the [...]

    7. Very interesting look at how data (both analog and digital) affects us all and what the future of data will be like. (Back in the early '90s, I told people that my idea of a perfect job would be "data entry"--just typing things into a computer all day. No one back then really got what I meant by that. Reading this book made me realize just how right I was!) Data is limitless and as we progress into the future we will need to become even more creative at how we process it and translate it into wa [...]

    8. The subtitle is How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate. It was clearly communicated throughout the book that "Data explosionshave led to moments of profound chaoswe can pinpoint just two such occasions.ntion of the printing press and the creation of digital data." And "As data grows, we seek to create order around it, but data breaks through that order and chaos ensues until a new order can be found. This is the cycle of data--from order to chaos to new ord [...]

    9. I very much enjoyed reading this book and thinking about its implications, particularly concerning mass customization, driverless cars, cycles of order from chaos, and the surprising (to me, anyway) role sensors are playing in digitization. I liked that the book's focus was on general trends and concepts, rather than haphazard predictions about specific products.It was a little repetitive, but at least you don't need to be a techie to understand it.

    10. Excellent book from an individual at the forefront of the Digital Revolution that we are all experiencing.He lays out the themes of the book which are: ubiquitous computing, explosion of digitized devices, universal connectivity, digital data storage, and sensors. Gives many examples of each of these themes in great detail.

    11. Great read. A realistic look at our future and how data will shape it. A blend of the Jetsons and life as we know. The element that surprised me was how far down the path we already are to having days change our norms. It's going to be a lot of fun watching this unravel.

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