Unfortunately, the book does not explicitly challenge if humans are adequate judges in the Turing test.
It is much harder to relate to the author’s obsession, which seems mostly driven by a some vague feeling of disappointment concerning life in general.
A cornucopia of charming mathematical anecdotes and facts
The purposeful one-sided rant makes the book lose all credibility, in particular since the arguments can easily be reversed – especially in the wake of Trump’s desperate challenge the US election outcome.
A highly entertaining fictionalized history of landmark scientific breakthroughs.
Filled with highly interesting statistics about the evolution of public perception on ethical issues.
Entertaining and polemic book, although many of the author’s points hardly need to be argued.
In the US election system, geographic concentration puts democrats at a fundamental disadvantage.
There is a limit to the degree of suspense that you can bring into taxonomy.
The stone itself is just an excuse to tell wonderful stories.
The book resists the temptation to get lost in juicy stories, but focuses on the evolution of ideas.
Compelling story telling and enriching perspectives make it hard not to become fascinated by Udham Singh and his quest for revenge.
Well chosen examples (prisons, refugee camps, declining cities, etc.) illustrate why economics is a social science
The hypothetical scenarios are well crafted and unfortunately not as far-fetched as one might hope.
Conveys lively how science was considered an undertaking for daring adventurers.
Good diagnosis of current monetary policy, but combined with a disappointingly naive belief in the free market as panacea.
Funny enough, the polemic narrative applies all the trick of typical innovation literature to promote a maintenance mindset.
A practical guide to understanding composition and graphic design.