How Accelerating Technology Is Leaving Us Behind and What to Do About It
'Enticing' - Sunday Times
'Powerful' - Hannah Fry, author of Hello World
'Engaging' - Financial Times
'Brilliant' - Robert Peston, ITV Political Editor and author of WTF
As technology accelerates, the human mind struggles to keep up - and our companies, workplaces, and democracies get left behind. This is the exponential gap.
Now, a leading technologist explains how this exponential gap is rewiring business and society. Exploring corporations and the workplace, diplomacy and big tech, Exponential makes sense of a period of dizzyingly fast change - and reveals how we should respond.
'Valuable and timely . . . The importance of the book lies in its diligent and comprehensive definition of a new phase in human affairs.' - Sunday Times
'A sweeping, engaging, nuanced, and ultimately conflicted look at how recent innovations in computing and other emerging technologies have radically transformed human existence . . . Deft and clear-eyed.' - Financial Times
'Azhar has a knack for interrogating and inverting conventional thinking . . . A convincing case that something extraordinary is taking place in business and society.' - Economist
'Comprehensive but lively . . . An essential addition to the ongoing discourse about where remarkable new technologies can take us, and where we should be aiming to go. Highly recommended!' Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and author of Blitzscaling
'Azhar is unapologetically bullish about the power of technology . . . He speaks powerfully about how we need to shape technology to put it back in the service of society.' - Guardian
'Read this book if you are interested in how we can design a more inclusive and sustainable system with a re-direction of technological change at its centre.' - Mariana Mazzucato, UCL professor and author of The Value of Everything and Mission Economy
'A powerful argument . . . Azeem Azhar's writing is informative and accessible, and his prescient ideas are only going to become more important as time goes on.' Hannah Fry, BBC Radio 4 presenter and author of Hello World
'Azeem Azhar is one of the best-regarded thought leaders in the industry . . . He has a broad understanding of the ways technology can be used to solve our biggest problems, shape our society, and bridge cultural divides.' - Daniel Ek, co-founder and CEO of Spotify
'Azeem Azhar is a globally recognised voice on technology and its impact. He has written a fascinating and important book, required reading for anyone seeking to understand the new economy and the massive global corporations that seek to dominate that economy.' - Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, Royal Society of Arts