My Book Shelf

Featured books I have read and my responses to each

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

by Yuval Noah Harari

Everything you can imagine is real. — Pablo Picasso.

Best for having comprehensive view on almost everything about humankind. The thesis of this book will inspire you to understand more things surrounding us like tools and inventions too. This book is a reminder for the importance of imagination and communication of it beyond existing conditions.

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

by Ashlee Vance

I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself. — Elon Musk

Needless to say, Elon Musk is one of the greatest physicists/engineers/entrepreneurs. He can tell you advises about being visionary and achieving own goals but it may be better for us to carefully look at what he actually have done. You will learn how much tremendous efforts and risk takings you need to keep generating world changing innovations through his story.

Programming the Universe: A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes on the Cosmos

by Seth Lloyd

If you wanted to build the most powerful computer you could, you can’t do better than including everything in the universe that’s potentially available. — Seth Lloyd

A paradigm shift happening in my brain, I felt it. This is the book for radically change how you see the computer and the nature, its relationship. Guiding throughout the basics of quantum physics, cosmology, information theory, and finally quantum computer. When computers get fast enough, it can represent everything in the universe.

The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood

by James Cleick

A new, a vast, and a powerful language is developed for the future use of analysis, in which to wield its truths so that these may become of more speedy and accurate practical application for the purposes of mankind than the means hitherto in our possession have rendered possible. — Ada Lovelace

A definite guide for the history about “information”. The comprehensive coverages on the historical facts, stories, and insights stretch our minds so widely that you cannot ignore the enormous effect of the changes happening around information technology. Visionary people opened up the enormous potential of information and we will keep amplifying it.

The Lessons of History

by Will Durant, Ariel Durant

History is mostly guessing; the rest is prejudice. — Will Durant

Having humble attitude to the history of civilisation is the key to be a good humankind. Every aspects of our lives are ascendents of history but how we see it is not based on the very facts. While we depend on the configurations made in the past, tying to know and understand history gives us to be both humble and bold about the future.

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