Siasi people, what is your profession? Hobbies?

surfer

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Ummm I don't know unless we have somewhat the same interests.
The Elegant Universe: Brian Greene
Countdown to Zero Day: Kim Zetter
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage: Alfred Lansing
Ripples in Spacetime: Govert Schilling
Operation Gladio: The unholy Alliance between the Vatican, CIA and the Mafia.: Paul Williams
Understanding Power: Noam Chomsky
On the shoulders of giants: Stephen Hawking
Parrallel Worlds: Michio KakU
At the Edge of Time: Dan Hooper
The Eerie Silence: Paul Davies
The 4% Universe: Richard Panek
Catching the Wolf of Wallstreet: Jordan Belfort
Restless Giant: The United States from Watergate to Bush v Gore: James Patterson
The World Without Us: Alan Weisman
Why does E=mc² : Brian Cox
The Interstellar Age: Jim Bell
American Kingpin: Nick Bilton
The Pleasure of finding things out: Richard Feynman
The Mystery of the Aleph: Amir Azcel
The Infiltrator by Rober Mazur is also an interesting read... A lot of Pakistani crookery mentioned...
Thanks! Will check em out.
In non fiction my interests are history - esp Asia and Middle East, and a little bit of South America

I’ve read the infiltrator. Very good. If you liked that check out Killing Pablo by mark bowden
 

Rambler

Minister (2k+ posts)
Ummm I don't know unless we have somewhat the same interests.
The Elegant Universe: Brian Greene
Countdown to Zero Day: Kim Zetter
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage: Alfred Lansing
Ripples in Spacetime: Govert Schilling
Operation Gladio: The unholy Alliance between the Vatican, CIA and the Mafia.: Paul Williams
Understanding Power: Noam Chomsky
On the shoulders of giants: Stephen Hawking
Parrallel Worlds: Michio KakU
At the Edge of Time: Dan Hooper
The Eerie Silence: Paul Davies
The 4% Universe: Richard Panek
Catching the Wolf of Wallstreet: Jordan Belfort
Restless Giant: The United States from Watergate to Bush v Gore: James Patterson
The World Without Us: Alan Weisman
Why does E=mc² : Brian Cox
The Interstellar Age: Jim Bell
American Kingpin: Nick Bilton
The Pleasure of finding things out: Richard Feynman
The Mystery of the Aleph: Amir Azcel
The Infiltrator by Rober Mazur is also an interesting read... A lot of Pakistani crookery mentioned...

Try Ray Kurzweil's books especially 'The age of spiritual machines'.
 

Rambler

Minister (2k+ posts)
The only one I read is "The Singularity is Near". I'll give it a go...

His books are a bit dated now as AI has advanced quite a lot since then and the future trends of intelligent machines are getting more vivid. Still these are a good read especially coming from a person with an academic background.and based on the theory and technology of computation.
 
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