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In The Bubble

Author : John Thackara
ISBN : 0262250373
Genre : Business & Economics
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We're filling up the world with technology and devices, but we've lost sight of an important question: What is this stuff for? What value does it add to our lives? So asks author John Thackara in his new book, In the Bubble: Designing for a Complex World. These are tough questions for the pushers of technology to answer. Our economic system is centered on technology, so it would be no small matter if "tech" ceased to be an end-in-itself in our daily lives. Technology is not going to go away, but the time to discuss the end it will serve is before we deploy it, not after. We need to ask what purpose will be served by the broadband communications, smart materials, wearable computing, and connected appliances that we're unleashing upon the world. We need to ask what impact all this stuff will have on our daily lives. Who will look after it, and how?In the Bubble is about a world based less on stuff and more on people. Thackara describes a transformation that is taking place now -- not in a remote science fiction future; it's not about, as he puts it, "the schlock of the new" but about radical innovation already emerging in daily life. We are regaining respect for what people can do that technology can't. In the Bubble describes services designed to help people carry out daily activities in new ways. Many of these services involve technology -- ranging from body implants to wide-bodied jets. But objects and systems play a supporting role in a people-centered world. The design focus is on services, not things. And new principles -- above all, lightness -- inform the way these services are designed and used. At the heart of In the Bubble is a belief, informed by a wealth of real-world examples, that ethics and responsibility can inform design decisions without impeding social and technical innovation.
Category: Business & Economics

In The Bubble

Author : John Thackara
ISBN : 0262701154
Genre : Business & Economics
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How to design a world in which we rely less on stuff, and more on people.
Category: Business & Economics

In The Bubble

Author : John Thackara
ISBN : 0262201577
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 47.28 MB
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How to design a world in which we rely less on stuff, and more on people.
Category: Business & Economics

The Bubble Boy

Author : Stewart Foster
ISBN : 9781471145414
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 58.68 MB
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Amir is mad. He’s crazy. But the hospital wouldn’t let a crazy person in. They must have interviewed him and checked his qualifications. But maybe he didn’t even meet them? Maybe he hasn’t even come from India. He might have arrived on an alien spaceship and snuck in here in the middle of the night. Eleven-year-old Joe can't remember a life outside of his hospital room, with its beeping machines and view of London's rooftops. His condition means he's not allowed outside, not even for a moment, and his few visitors risk bringing life-threatening germs inside his 'bubble'. But then someone new enters his world and changes it for ever. THE BUBBLE BOY is the story of how Joe spends his days, copes with his loneliness and frustrations, and looks - with superhero-style bravery, curiosity and hope - to a future without limits. Expect superheroes, super nurses and a few tears from this truly unique story. 'One thing we know about good books is their amazing ability to inspire empathy in the reader; to explore ideas and viewpoints that arise from experiences that are out of our own realm. The Bubble Boy does this with warmth, quirkiness and a light-hearted touch.' The Guardian ‘Poignant, hopeful and heartbreaking’ Fiona Noble – Children’s Editor, The Bookseller 'Deeply moving and utterly gripping . . . Stewart Foster carries off an astonishing feat of storytelling in this exceptional book' Julia Eccleshare, lovereading.co.uk ‘A gripping and deeply moving book’ Jamila Gavin, author of Coram Boy
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Boom And The Bubble

Author : Robert Brenner
ISBN : 1859844839
Genre : Business & Economics
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Brenner demonstrates that the new economy was always a fragile phenomenon.
Category: Business & Economics

Beyond The Bubble

Author : Michael C. Thomsett
ISBN : 0814430112
Genre : Business & Economics
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This work avoids the shrill tone and panic-inducing predictions popular in other books about the slowing housing market. It puts the current "housing bubble" in the historical context of other bubble and analyzes how this one is likely to play out - and how readers can leverage almost any market eventuality into a high return. Thomsett is the author of many successful real estate and personal finance/investing books - a perfect combination of expertise for a book like this.
Category: Business & Economics

The Boy In The Bubble

Author : Patrick Humphries
ISBN : 0283995459
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Category: Biography & Autobiography

When The Bubble Bursts

Author : Hilliard MacBeth
ISBN : 9781459729827
Genre : Business & Economics
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Starting in 2008, investors, upset by the stock market collapse, started to see real estate as a "safe haven" investment. While talking with numerous clients, investment manager Hilliard Macbeth realized that Canadians have far too much of their investment capital and savings tied up in expensive real estate when better opportunities are about to appear in other asset classes. He argues that Canada is in the midst of a real estate bubble, and there will soon be a crash in house prices. What can Canadians do to be prepared financially for retirement and to take advantage of the "once in a lifetime" buying opportunity that will follow the bubble bursting? All these answers can be found in When the Bubble Bursts.
Category: Business & Economics

The Bubble Economy

Author : Robert U. Ayres
ISBN : 9780262027434
Genre : Business & Economics
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Why the global economy has become increasingly unstable, and how financial "de-carbonization" could break the pattern of bubble-driven wealth destruction.
Category: Business & Economics

Why The Bubble Burst

Author : Lawrance Lee Evans
ISBN : 1781957266
Genre : Business & Economics
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Providing a comprehensive look at the most dramatic run-up in equity values in US history, this volume takes the reader from theory to empirics, illustrating why we need to go beyond the efficient markets hypothesis and the theory of domestic irrational exuberance to fully unpack the unprecedented phenomenon, why the market was destined for a major decline and why the fallout will be severe and protracted.
Category: Business & Economics