Jared Diamond’s “Upheaval” – book review

What better time to read Jared Diamond’s Upheaval? After all, the world is having a crisis of some sort at the moment. Sadly, the book doesn’t lay out a ten-step-plan to get ourselves out of the COVID-19 crisis, as it was published in 2019, a world away from what is actually going on now. Still. Jared Diamond’s Upheaval is a case study of 7 nations … Continue reading Jared Diamond’s “Upheaval” – book review

Bernardine Evaristo’s “Girl, Woman, Other” – book review

Girl Woman Other chronicles the lives of black British women who are linked either by family relations (the book covers several mother-daughter pairs) or tangential connections. Be warned though, the novel uses no formal sentences. Apart from commas, there is little punctuation. However, the sentence “chunks” tend to be separated by line divisions which makes me the book relatively easy to read. Girl, Woman, Other … Continue reading Bernardine Evaristo’s “Girl, Woman, Other” – book review

Max Tegmark “Life 3.0” – book review

Max Tegmark’s Life 3.0 is a speculation about the consequences of developing “general artificial intelligence”. General AI is a computer intelligence that can be used to solve a wide variety of problems. This type of AI is opposed to today’s highly-specialized AIs that focus on one task: such as face-recognition or playing chess. Tegmark is a general AI enthusiast. He is convinced that general intelligence … Continue reading Max Tegmark “Life 3.0” – book review

Walter Isaacson “Steve Jobs” – book review

There are many adjectives that I would use to describe Steve Jobs – „dull” is not one of them. I don’t think I would have had the patience to read a biography of this length if I hadn’t been listening to it on Audible. I listened to it over a few months, dipping in at leisure, and taking breaks when it got to be a bit too … Continue reading Walter Isaacson “Steve Jobs” – book review