Evolution Continues

A Human-Computer Partnership

Non-Fiction - Social Issues
188 Pages
Reviewed on 05/23/2022
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Reviewed by Foluso Falaye for Readers' Favorite

What role does technology play in human evolution? Will technology replace humans and result in more unemployment and poverty? Will technology make education more accessible to a larger population? If you have similar questions to these, read on. Evolution Continues: A Human-Computer Partnership explores technology and its impact on humans in today's world and the possibilities that a future with more advanced technologies and computers holds. According to William Meisel, robots are not likely to replace humans but will change how we work. However, it doesn't end there as technology's impact on humans extends to healthcare and education. Through an in-depth analysis of past and current events involving humans and technology, the author arrives at logical conclusions about the future of humans with technology and computers.

Using clear language, a plethora of illustrative examples, and a neat arrangement of topics and essays, Evolution Continues helped me to see the advantages of technology today and got me incredibly excited about the future. The book includes examples from different well-known and highly respected companies and people, like the device Elon Musk claims would "allow people with spinal cord injuries and neurological disorders to control external devices." William Meisel does a remarkable job of examining the human-computer relationship; several things about technology are depicted in a new, fascinating light. Evolution Continues will convert technology skeptics to advocates and put most of their fears to rest, with its well-researched information and analysis. Everyone that is interested in learning about humanity's future with technology should read this book!

Astrid Iustulin

Considering the speed at which technology evolves today, all of us need to clarify its implications for our lives. Do we consider it a threat, or do we think technological devices are great tools for our development? The enlightening and magnificent book Evolution Continues: A Human-Computer Partnership by William Meisel helps us take stock of the situation. The author clarifies that technology has always influenced changes for humans and makes us reflect on how tools have always been used to extend the capabilities of our body and brain. Artificial intelligence, language, ethics, education, and economics are just some of the themes explored in this book that will open readers' minds to new horizons.

Technology is now an integral part of our life, but I think it is the speed with which it changes that very often generates suspicion. Evolution Continues helps the reader shed light on the use of technology and how it can enhance our lives. I liked that William Meisel lingered on many aspects of society that technology can help improve. In particular, I was struck by the reflection on education and how technology can help make it more affordable for everyone. Furthermore, I appreciated the detailed explanation of consciousness and the possibility of computers experiencing it. Evolution Continues is a complex book that will offer the reader much food for thought. I highly recommend this book to anyone wishing to learn more about a topic of such great importance to us all.

Maria Victoria Beltran

Evolution Continues: A Human-Computer Partnership by William Meisel explores the relationship between computers and humans as the former develop at a dizzying pace, so much so that some experts warn of computers becoming a threat to human existence. The author is an expert on the subject and his book is an eye-opener, even for those with limited knowledge of computers and how they work. The book examines several subjects like artificial intelligence, robots, digital assistants, and the brain. Definition of the terms certainly helps in our understanding of computer technology and the way it has dramatically changed the way we live. If you are one of those people who believe that computers will soon replace humans in the workforce, resulting in the loss of many jobs and that they may even rule the world, this book is a must-read.

William Meisel writes about a human-computer relationship that is evolving rapidly and points out that a partnership can be formed to get things done in an orderly fashion. He foresees a future where humans grow up with digital assistants and they will consider these computers as an extension of themselves. The evolution of humanity is no longer as slow as Darwin’s theory would indicate. It is being hastened by the availability of computers, which should be considered a valuable tool, not a threat to human survival. There is no denying the fact that the swift change in the way we live can be scary for many people. This is a book that gives a positive take on the human-computer relationship and it makes perfect sense. I highly recommend Evolution Continues to readers of all ages!