Trillions: Thriving in...
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Trillions: Thriving in the Emerging Information Ecology

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We are facing a future of unbounded complexity. Whether that complexity is harnessed to build a world that is safe, pleasant, humane and profitable, or whether it causes us to careen off a cliff into an abyss of mind-numbing junk is an open question. The challenges and opportunities--technical, business, and human--that this technological sea change will bring are without

ebook, 272 pages
Published August 29th 2012 by John Wiley & Sons
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Rafi Haladjian
This a very misleading book. I thought it was a book about the future, the after web era, the Internet of Things and all this kind of stuff. It barely discusses the matter. It is just a self promoting book about some Maya Consulting company, lead by people who more easily talk about what they did in 90's than what happened more recently. It is sometimes rather reactionary ("Open Source software is unreliable"). Spends most of the time discussing all sorts of subjects that don't have the slightes...more
John Gray
Think about the notion that "computers need to become human literate"; now go find Trillions, and read thoughtful insights into the challenges of designing an information "ecology".

It's wonderful how the authors, crafted a blend of past, present, and future; tossing in key considerations about product design, information architecture, valuing a multidisciplinary approach to thinking about innovation, and ultimately delivering a clear vision for creating a richer human experience.

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This is a fantastic book. Highly recommended. I did not know anything about MAYA consulting till i met Mickey McManus at a conference together with Gordon Bell. He happened to have some early prints of this book, and signed one for me. It's a must read book if you want to get a feel of the catastrophic complexities that we will be facing when trillions and devices and entities start conversations at scale over the grid. Especially if you have interest in Design with a big "D" and Architecture wi...more
Terri Miller
While a little verbose at times, this book has some very insightful speculations on what the future of information and the technology that will govern information will/should be.
Look beyond the distractions of a million apps in the app store, the twitter ipo, or vc funding your silly social network app and imagine a world of connected everything.
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