Inspirational Books for Technologists

A Listmania! list by David J. Baron (Montreal, Canada)
 
The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence
1.  The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence by Ray Kurzweil
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  "upgraded the way I perceive the evolution of technology"
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Revolutionaries at Sony: The Making of the Sony Playstation and the Visionaries Who Conquered the World of Video Games
2.  Revolutionaries at Sony: The Making of the Sony Playstation and the Visionaries Who Conquered the World of Video Games by Reiji Asakura
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  "good read if you want to learn the Japanese approach to designing & marketing disruptive technology"
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Cyborg: Digital Destiny and Human Possibility in the Age of the Wearable Computer
3.  Cyborg: Digital Destiny and Human Possibility in the Age of the Wearable Computer by Steve Mann
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  "a must read for students of posthumanity"
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High Techne: Art and Technology from the Machine Aesthetic to the Posthuman
4.  High Techne: Art and Technology from the Machine Aesthetic to the Posthuman by R.L. Rutsky
The list author says:
  "a fascinating book about the aesthetics of technology"
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Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution - 25th Anniversary Edition
5.  Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution - 25th Anniversary Edition by Steven Levy
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  "must study the past to predict the future"
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Neuromancer
6.  Neuromancer by William Gibson
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  "cyberpunk novels are the key to understanding the urge of man to create beauty and magic with technology"
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