This week features two non-fiction titles about the coming artificial intelligence transformation of society. In The Sentient Machine, Amir Husain argues that we are on the cusp of writing our next, and greatest, creation myth. And in The Dawn of the New Everything, Jaron Lanier, the father of virtual reality, takes a look at what it means to be human at a moment of unprecedented technological possibility.
Okay, take a deep breath. Silence in the Age of Noise is Eling Kagge’s mediation on the quiet that he experienced in a walk across Antarctica.
Or do your ears yearn for something loud?.Take a look at Stevie Nicks’ biography, Gold Dust Woman. Affairs, drugs, genius. It’s all there.