From Gutenberg to Google and on to AI: The History of Our Future (Paperback)

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The two great Western technological revolutions of the past, the invention of movable type in the fifteenth century and the Industrial Revolution of the eighteenth century, changed the course of economies and societies and radically altered how humans interacted with each other and their world. In this updated edition of From Gutenberg to Google, former FCC chairman Tom Wheeler takes up a still unfolding transformational revolution in twenty-first century technology: artificial intelligence. Building on insights on connectivity developed in the previous edition, Wheeler describes the enormous potential of this fast-expanding and powerful technology and highlights the urgent need for governments across the globe to regulate its use, both to limit opportunities for harm and to engage its capabilities for good.

About the Author


Before he became chairman of the Federal Communications Commission in 2013, Tom Wheeler started or helped found several companies offering new cable, wireless, and video communications services. He is also a historian with a deep interest in how the events and trends of today reflect--or don't--what happened in the past.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780815740612
ISBN-10: 0815740611
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication Date: July 1st, 2024
Pages: 306
Language: English