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Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe

Following another great Guilherme Felitti’s tip in his excellent podcast, Tecnocracia, this time I bring the review of the best-titled book ever: Zucked 😂 For those who don’t get it, “Zucked” is a joke with Mark Zuckerberg’s name, who is called Zuck, with the term “Fucked”, which actually defines well the current moment on the Internet and much of it is thanks to Zuck. Before we talk about the book itself, it’s worth talking about the author, Roger McNamee....

How democracies die

For anyone who can see a frightening global pattern in politics and democracy in recent years, Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt’s How Democracies Die: What History Reveals About Our Future. The authors, both political scientists and professors at Harvard, are accurate in presenting the obvious: There are structural flaws in our democracy. The most critical point - and the one that impacted me the most - was the fact that undemocratic governments seized power through democracy....

Homo Deus: A History of Tomorrow

Reading Homo Deus was a great experience. Both this book and Sapiens should be in everyone’s must-read list. Yuval Harari is an incredible writer. Most of the time, I was intrigued, never bored. There were some very insightful paragraphs and chapters (at least for me). As a technologist, studying the effects of technology on society, I found Yuval’s Homo Deus was very helpful. When I started reading this book, right after Sapiens, I was really curious: what Yuval would say about the future as there’s a lot of confusion, fiction and belief these days (E....