Notes is the billionaire’s blog Bill Gates, from where he recommends and reviews books. And it is that the American philanthropist is proud of his reading habits, since it is a hobby that he is passionate about. Every year he makes a list of his five favorite titles.
In the list for this 2021, Gates said that since he was a child he was a lover of science fiction. He added that he was arguing with his partner Paul Allen about the books of Isaac asimov and that later the debates revolved around the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs Y Robert Heinlein, writers who seemed more realistic to him because the technology of their fictions could be seen first-hand in the near future.
Under this anecdote, the businessmen tells us that he encountered this old taste for science fiction. Reading is seen not only as an act of learning something new, but also of appreciating literature, such as that of Asimov and other authors.
Books recommended by Bill Gates
1. “A thousand brains: a new theory of intelligence.”
This book is also known by its English title, “A Thousand Brains: A New Theory of Intelligence”, it was written by Jeff Hawkins. “Few topics have captured the imagination of science fiction writers quite like artificial intelligence. If you’re interested in learning more about what it takes to create true AI, this book offers a fascinating theory. Hawkins may be better known as the co-inventor of PalmPilot, but he has spent decades thinking about the connections between neuroscience and machine learning, and there is no better introduction to his thinking than this book.”, explica Gates.
2. “The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Genetic Editing, and the Future of the Human Race “
Conocido en inglés como “The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race”, este libro de Walter Isaacson He is Bill Gates’ second favorite. “The CRISPR gene editing system is one of the coolest and perhaps most important scientific breakthroughs of the last decade. I know him from my work at the foundation (we are funding several projects that use the technology), but I still learned a lot from this comprehensive and accessible book about his discovery by Nobel Prize winning biochemist Jennifer Doudna. and his colleagues. Isaacson does a good job of highlighting the most important ethical issues surrounding gene editing.s, ”says the philanthropist.
3. Klara and the sun
”Klara and the Sun” is a book written by Kazuo Ishiguro and the third on the list. “I love it a good robot story, and Ishiguro’s novel about a sick girl’s ‘artificial friend’ is no exception. Even if takes place in a dystopian future, the robots are not a force for evil. Instead, they serve to keep people company. This book made me think of what would life be like with super smart robots and if we will treat this type of machines as pieces of technology or something elses”Says the Microsoft co-founder.
This book written by Maggie O’Farrell he also conquered Bill Gates. “If you are a fan of Shakespeare, you will love this heartwarming novel about how her Personal life may have influenced the writing of one of his most famous works. O’Farrell has built his story on two facts that we know to be true about ‘El Bardo’: his son Hamnet died at the age of 11, and a couple of years later, Shakespeare wrote a tragedy called ‘Hamlet‘. I especially enjoyed reading about your wife, Anne, who do you imagine here as a almost supernatural figure”, describe.
5. Ave Maria Project
A book written by Andy Weir and last in Gates’ top 5. “Like most people, I was introduced to Weir’s writing through ‘The Martian’. His latest novel is a crazy story about a high school science teacher who wakes up in a different star system with no memory of how he got there. The rest of the story is about how he uses science and engineering to save the day. It’s a fun read and I finished everything in one weekend”Ends in Notes.
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