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The Demon in The Machine, How Hidden Webs of Information Are Solving The Mysteries of Life
Paul Davies, Regents' Professor of Physics, Arizona State University
Weaving together cancer and consciousness, two-headed worms and bird navigation, Davies reveals how biological organisms garner and process information to conjure order out of chaos, opening a window on the secret of life itself.
Farsighted: How We Make the Decisions that Matter the Most
Lessons from cognitive science, social psychology, military strategy, environmental planning, and great works of literature. Everyone thinks we are living in an age of short attention spans, but we've actually become better at decision making in recent decades..
Mo Gawdat, Former Chief Business Officer at Google X
After leading an elite team of engineers at Google's futuristic "dream factory", Mo Gawdat applied his problem solving skills to the issue of happiness, seeking an algorithm based on an understanding of how the brain takes in and processes joy and sadness.