The future and innovation in four readings. From fintech to Space

29-07-2021 | News

After our list of future themed tv series, which between dystopia is hope prefigure the scenarios of tomorrow, the time has come to move on to readings to find out how Italian and foreign authors deal with the most visionary issues. Waiting for Festival del Futuro, scheduled from 18 to 20 November, we wanted to collect some important titles to explore different ones macro trend in progress, from the ecological transition to the use of artificial intelligence.

The books

"Homo Deus. A brief history of the future ”by Yuval Noah Harari

He is one of the most interesting authors of our time. Among the latest works by the Israeli historian and essayist, Yuval Noah Harari, we suggest you Homo Deus. A brief history of the future published in Italy by Bompiani. Published in 2018, the book is an analysis of scenarios that could make mankind superfluous. With biting writing, the author has created an ideal sequel to his best seller Sapiens, however, focusing on the distortions that see humanity accumulate more and more power and knowledge. For what? Certainly not for good, explains Harari, but to rise to the rank of divinity. A harsh reading of a future on which it is necessary to question oneself.

“Elon Musk” by Ashlee Vance

If we talk about innovation and the future Elon Musk is among the living entrepreneurs most devoted to long-term visions. To learn more about the public and private history of the SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk. Tesla, SpaceX and the challenge for a fantastic future is the biography written by the journalist Ashlee Vance and published in Italy by Hoepli. In this work his life is retraced. From the beginning and from the experience with PayPal, man emerges for an innovative drive with few equals. Before many competitors, it saw the trend of mobility electric and, in the space of twenty years, he has managed to transform an aerospace startup into a reference player in the sector that has an equal dialogue with NASA. And then Mars, one Promised Land on which Musk has ambitious plans.

"Reinventing Banking and Finance: Frameworks to Navigate Global Fintech Innovation" by Helene Panzarino and Alessandro Hatami

In digital transformation one of the sectors that will be revolutionized the most is banking and finance. In the last months we had interviewed Alessandro Hatami, Managing Partner Pacemakers, for an analysis on the fintech and on the possible evolutions of the sector. «With the arrival of Spotify the customer has stopped wanting to buy the cd or the song - his comment - he just wants access to the music. In the banking world, a conversion similar to that of the music industry will take place ». In Reinventing Banking and Finance: Frameworks to Navigate Global Fintech Innovation Hatami and Helene Panzarino, business advisor, tackle the scenarios on a global level, taking pictures of the most promising innovations.

"Where the future begins" by Philip Larrey

Written by Philip Larret, professor of philosophy at the Pontifical Lateran University, this work develops in a series of vertical essays on topics ranging from big data to advertising, from design to industrial automation. Published by Mondadori, the book collects a series of conversations with some of the best industry experts. If on the one hand technology allows progress, we must always consider the other side of the coin, with the new inequalities it risks generating. Without having a pessimistic view of the future, the'author accompanies the reader on a journey of comparison to confront him with crucial questions.

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