In Drowning in Potential, Rod Wallace, PhD, explores the stark contrast between digital technology’s potential and failures in America today. American business and society have been transformed by digital technology, with spectacular benefits. So why is society suffering from such pressing issues?
- With smart phones, our loved ones are only a click away–yet chronic loneliness is at an all-time high.
- On the internet, citizens can track politicians’ voting and spending, along with the resulting national debt–yet politicians have spent the past 35 years inflating America’s first massive, peacetime government debt.
- Thanks to computers and robots, we’re reinventing healthcare–yet American life expectancy is the shortest in the developed world–and getting shorter.
Drowning in Potential provides a probing investigation into digital technology’s unintended consequences. This groundbreaking book offers insights, strategies, and tools for overcoming American society’s most pressing issues. In six chapters, Wallace’s vision is clearly presented through compelling stories supported by in-depth-analysis and more than 60 diagrams and illustrations.
- What are the side effects of digital technology?
- How have some societies successfully overcome the unintended consequences of new technologies, when most have not?
- How can we redesign our approaches to leadership and collaboration so we can overcome the fallout from digital technology?
Speaker, economist, and business strategist, Wallace challenges readers with his unique expertise. Wallace earned his Ph.D. with a leading economic historian, worked worldwide on billion-dollar business challenges, and partnered with a Silicon Valley pioneer to explore the impact of artificial intelligence on society. In this insightful book, he weaves his perspectives into a thought-provoking bird’s-eye view of American society today and of a future society in which our children might prosper.
Learn why we are Drowning in Potential and how to meaningfully improve society–while benefiting yourself. This is essential reading for business leaders and fans of Yuval Harari, Ray Kurzweil, Hal Varian, and Erik Brynjolfsson.
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Most come to The Beaudelaire Hotel a select few times a year merely to indulge in sexual fantasy, but the stakes are higher for Karen Freeman and Paul Beaudelaire this New Year’s weekend.
How does a woman remain sexy when she’s lost an essential hallmark of her femininity? She gives a Marine amputee one shot at helping a former model with body image.
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Ivy has a calling. Protect those who can’t protect themselves.
An adorable little girl. A shamed woman stashed away in a mental institution. Even her dear friend. But what force can stop an egomaniac hell-bent on revenge?
A monster returns and lives are shattered. The suspicion of guilt shrouds everyone.
With her world caving in around her, can Ivy ever stop looking over her shoulder?
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Detective Charlie Crawford is having a tough week. First, Palm Beach’s ex-police chief washes up dead on the beach behind The Breakers. Then Charlie’s friend’s niece is abducted without a trace. As if that wasn’t bad enough, his brother just checked himself into a clinic for depression and alcoholism.
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