Die Macht der Daten

Author: Uwe Saint-Mont
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642351174
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Dieses Buch könnte Ihre Daten-Weltanschauung verändern. Unsere Leichtfertigkeit im Umgang mit Daten ist sträflich. Sie werden sinnlos erhoben, falsch ausgewertet, unterschlagen, geschönt dargestellt und unerlaubt gespeichert oder weitergegeben. All dies sind jedoch lässliche Sünden, wenn man sie mit dem größten Fehler vergleicht: auf Daten zu verzichten! Sachorientierte Politik, soziale Netze, das Bildungssystem oder die Wirtschaft funktionieren alle nur mit einem permanenten und zuverlässigen Datenfluss, der in die richtigen Kanäle gelenkt werden muss. Daten sind der Rohstoff unserer modernen Informationsgesellschaft, unser Anker im Boden der Tatsachen. Anhand von vielen Beispielen – vom Gartenvogel bis zum Geldmarkt - erklärt dieses Buch, wie wir mit Daten umgehen und welche Möglichkeiten wir bislang nicht nutzen. Wann wir ihnen zu viel zumuten oder zu wenig zutrauen. Und wie Daten uns viel umfassender als bisher helfen können, eine immer komplexere Welt zu verstehen.

Sacred Economics

Author: Charles Eisenstein
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583943986
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth. Today, these trends have reached their extreme—but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being. This book is about how the money system will have to change—and is already changing—to embody this transition. A broadly integrated synthesis of theory, policy, and practice, Sacred Economics explores avant-garde concepts of the New Economics, including negative-interest currencies, local currencies, resource-based economics, gift economies, and the restoration of the commons. Author Charles Eisenstein also considers the personal dimensions of this transition, speaking to those concerned with "right livelihood" and how to live according to their ideals in a world seemingly ruled by money. Tapping into a rich lineage of conventional and unconventional economic thought, Sacred Economics presents a vision that is original yet commonsense, radical yet gentle, and increasingly relevant as the crises of our civilization deepen. Sacred Economics official website: http://sacred-economics.com/ About the Imprint: EVOLVER EDITIONS promotes a new counterculture that recognizes humanity's visionary potential and takes tangible, pragmatic steps to realize it. EVOLVER EDITIONS explores the dynamics of personal, collective, and global change from a wide range of perspectives. EVOLVER EDITIONS is an imprint of North Atlantic Books and is produced in collaboration with Evolver, LLC. From the Trade Paperback edition.

German English Dictionary of Idioms

Author: Hans Schemann
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136783032
Format: PDF, Docs
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This unique dictionary covers all the major German idioms and is probably the richest source of contemporary German idioms available, with 33,000 headwords. Within each entry the user is provided with: English equivalents; variants; contexts and precise guidance on the degree of currency/rarity of an idiomatic expression. This dictionary is an essential reference for achieving fluency in the language. It will be invaluable for all serious learners and users of German. Not for sale in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

The Brain

Author: David Eagleman
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0525433449
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"The dramatic story of the brain's role in creating our world, our experience of it, and ourselves; the basis for a PBS television series by the bestselling David Eagleman. How does a three pound mass of biological matter locked in the dark, silent fortress of the skull produce the extraordinary multi-sensory experience that comprises us, while also constructing reality and guiding us through the endless need to make decisions and determine our judgments and into a future that we are convinced we are shaping? David Eagleman compares the brain to a cityscape with different neighborhoods where neural networks vie for supremacy and determine our behavior in ways we are not always aware or in control of. At the same time, he suggests that the brain works as a storyteller--creating a narrative that allows us to navigate and make sense of a world that it is busy constructing for us"--

Die Zukunft der deutschen Wirtschaft

Author: Antonio Schnieder
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3895787035
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Die Zukunft der deutschen Wirtschaft" richtet sich an alle von uns, die sich f?r die Zukunft interessieren. Wissenschaftler, Manager, Berater und Politiker pr?sentieren ihre pers?nlichen Zukunftsvisionen f?r fast alle Bereiche unserer Wirtschaft. Dabei liefern sie eine F?lle von Ideen, wie die Zukunft aussehen wird und was wir dazu beitragen k?nnen, sie in eine gute Richtung zu steuern. Mit Beitr?gen von J?rg Adolf (Shell), Carl-Albrecht Bartmer (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft), Volker Bellersheim (Arthur D. Little), Rainer Br?derle (FDP), Hans-J?rg Bullinger (Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft), Ralf Christian (Siemens), Michael Diekmann (Allianz), Manfred Dietel (Charit?), Jean-Pierre Dubois (Paris), Lord John Eatwell (Cambridge), Ralf Emmerich (Capgemini), Falko Fecht (European Business School), Michael Frenzel (TUI), Sigmar Gabriel (SPD), Gerald Gerlach (TU Dresden), Stefan Gro?-Selbeck (XING), Thomas Gutberlet (tegut), Matthias K. Hartmann (IBM), Stefan Heidbreder (Stiftung Familienunternehmen), Markus Hofmann (NETWORK), J?rgen Hubbert (ehem. Daimler), Claudia Kemfert (DIW), Volker Kirchgeorg (Arthur D. Little), Andreas Knie (WZB, InnoZ), Gerhard Knies (DESERTEC), Hartmut Kreikebaum (European Business School), Kurt J. Lauk (CDU), J?rg Lennardt (ExperConsult), Meinrad Lugan (B. Braun Melsungen), Bernd Malmstr?m (ehem. Deutsche Bahn, Schenker), Wolfgang Plischke (Verband Forschender Arzneimittelhersteller), Marc Reinhardt (Capgemini), Andreas Renschler (Daimler), August-Wilhelm Scheer (BITKOM), Werner Schnappauf (BDI), Antonio Schnieder (Capgemini, BDU), Ulrich Schriek (Qiagen), Karl-Gerhard Seifert (Allessa), Gerhard Seitfudem (Publicis), Tom Sommerlatte (Osiris MIC), Thomas Theuringer (Qiagen), Christopher Ulrich (Arthur D. Little), J?rgen Valentin (NanoFocus), Mark Wahrenburg (Universit?t Frankfurt), Henning Wallentowitz (RWTH Aachen), Marion A. Weissenberger-Eibl (Fraunhofer-Institut f?r System- und Innovationsforschung), Christoph Wollny (Siemens), Sebastian Ziegaus (Fraunhofer-Institut f?r System- und Innovationsforschung), Bernd Ziesemer (Handelsblatt).

The Circle

Author: Dave Eggers
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0385351402
Format: PDF, Docs
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Now a Major Motion Picture starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks. A bestselling dystopian novel that tackles surveillance, privacy and the frightening intrusions of technology in our lives. When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company’s modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.

The Golden House

Author: Salman Rushdie
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0399592814
Format: PDF
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A modern American epic set against the panorama of contemporary politics and culture—a hurtling, page-turning mystery that is equal parts The Great Gatsby and The Bonfire of the Vanities On the day of Barack Obama’s inauguration, an enigmatic billionaire from foreign shores takes up residence in the architectural jewel of “the Gardens,” a cloistered community in New York’s Greenwich Village. The neighborhood is a bubble within a bubble, and the residents are immediately intrigued by the eccentric newcomer and his family. Along with his improbable name, untraceable accent, and unmistakable whiff of danger, Nero Golden has brought along his three adult sons: agoraphobic, alcoholic Petya, a brilliant recluse with a tortured mind; Apu, the flamboyant artist, sexually and spiritually omnivorous, famous on twenty blocks; and D, at twenty-two the baby of the family, harboring an explosive secret even from himself. There is no mother, no wife; at least not until Vasilisa, a sleek Russian expat, snags the septuagenarian Nero, becoming the queen to his king—a queen in want of an heir. Our guide to the Goldens’ world is their neighbor René, an ambitious young filmmaker. Researching a movie about the Goldens, he ingratiates himself into their household. Seduced by their mystique, he is inevitably implicated in their quarrels, their infidelities, and, indeed, their crimes. Meanwhile, like a bad joke, a certain comic-book villain embarks upon a crass presidential run that turns New York upside-down. Set against the strange and exuberant backdrop of current American culture and politics, The Golden House also marks Salman Rushdie’s triumphant and exciting return to realism. The result is a modern epic of love and terrorism, loss and reinvention—a powerful, timely story told with the daring and panache that make Salman Rushdie a force of light in our dark new age. Praise for The Golden House “If you read a lot of fiction, you know that every once in a while you stumble upon a book that transports you, telling a story full of wonder and leaving you marveling at how it ever came out of the author’s head. The Golden House is one of those books. . . . [It] tackles more than a handful of universal truths while feeling wholly original.”—The Associated Press “The Golden House . . . ranks among Rushdie’s most ambitious and provocative books [and] displays the quicksilver wit and playful storytelling of Rushdie’s best work.”—USA Today “[The Golden House] is a recognizably Rushdie novel in its playfulness, its verbal jousting, its audacious bravado, its unapologetic erudition, and its sheer, dazzling brilliance.”—The Boston Globe

Physics of the Future

Author: Michio Kaku
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385530811
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Imagine, if you can, the world in the year 2100. In Physics of the Future, Michio Kaku—the New York Times bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible—gives us a stunning, provocative, and exhilarating vision of the coming century based on interviews with over three hundred of the world’s top scientists who are already inventing the future in their labs. The result is the most authoritative and scientifically accurate description of the revolutionary developments taking place in medicine, computers, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, energy production, and astronautics. In all likelihood, by 2100 we will control computers via tiny brain sensors and, like magicians, move objects around with the power of our minds. Artificial intelligence will be dispersed throughout the environment, and Internet-enabled contact lenses will allow us to access the world's information base or conjure up any image we desire in the blink of an eye. Meanwhile, cars will drive themselves using GPS, and if room-temperature superconductors are discovered, vehicles will effortlessly fly on a cushion of air, coasting on powerful magnetic fields and ushering in the age of magnetism. Using molecular medicine, scientists will be able to grow almost every organ of the body and cure genetic diseases. Millions of tiny DNA sensors and nanoparticles patrolling our blood cells will silently scan our bodies for the first sign of illness, while rapid advances in genetic research will enable us to slow down or maybe even reverse the aging process, allowing human life spans to increase dramatically. In space, radically new ships—needle-sized vessels using laser propulsion—could replace the expensive chemical rockets of today and perhaps visit nearby stars. Advances in nanotechnology may lead to the fabled space elevator, which would propel humans hundreds of miles above the earth’s atmosphere at the push of a button. But these astonishing revelations are only the tip of the iceberg. Kaku also discusses emotional robots, antimatter rockets, X-ray vision, and the ability to create new life-forms, and he considers the development of the world economy. He addresses the key questions: Who are the winner and losers of the future? Who will have jobs, and which nations will prosper? All the while, Kaku illuminates the rigorous scientific principles, examining the rate at which certain technologies are likely to mature, how far they can advance, and what their ultimate limitations and hazards are. Synthesizing a vast amount of information to construct an exciting look at the years leading up to 2100, Physics of the Future is a thrilling, wondrous ride through the next 100 years of breathtaking scientific revolution. From the Hardcover edition.