What´s the nature of reality? Does the universe ever end? What is time, and does it even exist? These are the biggest imagination-stretching, brain-staggering questions in the universe - and here are their fascinating answers. From quantum weirdness to freaky cosmology (like white holes - which spew out matter instead of sucking it in), This Book Will Blow Your Mind takes you on an epic journey to the furthest extremes of science, to the things you never thought possible. This book will explain: Why part of the universe is missing (and how scientists finally found it) How time might also flow backwards How human head transplants might be possible (in the very near future) Whether the universe is a hologram And why we are all zombies Filled with counterintuitive stories and factoids you can´t wait to share as well as lots of did-you-knows and plenty of how-did-we-ever-not-knows, this will blow your mind - and then put it back together again. You don´t need a spaceship to travel to the extremes of science. You just need this audiobook. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Thorpe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/002056/bk_hodd_002056_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lethal Generosity: Contextual Technology & the Competitive Edge is the sequel to Age of Context: Mobile, Sensors, Data, and the Future of Privacy, a critically acclaimed and best-selling book co-authored by Shel Israel and Robert Scoble. The previous book reported on the rapid convergence of five technology forces - mobile (and wearables), social media, the Internet of Things (IoT), location technologies, and data creating the promising - and the occasionally freaky sensation that our devices are starting to know us better than the closest people in our lives. The story picks up two years later in Lethal Generosity, where the freakiness has faded and retailers and other public-facing companies are rapidly adopting these new technologies. This time, instead of technologies converging with each other, these contextual forces are converging with humans in the form of Millennials, the first generation of digital natives. The book examines them as customers, employees, and competitors, and advices companies run by older cultures on how to adapt to this significant marketplace change. The result of all this is that power has shifted from sellers and brand efforts to buyers who use social media to influence each other. Companies who ignore this shift do so at their peril. Companies who do adjust will flourish, the author argues. Just what should brands and merchants do: Israel prescribes a policy of lethal generosity. By being kind to your customers at every touch point, you´ll prevent any customer attempts to hijack them through traditional marketing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044520/bk_acx0_044520_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Abbey Some scary-looking aliens have just boarded Fortuna Tau, our little asteroid mining station. Kordolians, by the looks of things. What the hell do they want with this floating rust bucket? What are they even doing here? Come to think of it, I´ve never seen a Kordolian up close before. They´re huge and intimidating, with strange silver skin and pointed ears. They have freaky nano-armor, and they´re packing a serious arsenal. We humans stand no chance against them. When I encounter their general, I find him insufferable. Arrogant. Domineering. He won´t tell me anything. I guess that´s what happens when your race is kicking ass across the Nine Galaxies. You get pigheaded. So why do I keep running into him? Why does he keep looking at me like that? And what´s with this weird feeling I get when he´s around? I really hope these guys fix their ship and go away soon, because I get the feeling they could be major trouble. Tarak Sucked into a wormhole during a fierce skirmish with an enemy ship. Spat out near a human mining station in a remote corner of the Nine Galaxies. Stuck with weak humans who operate with inferior metals and technology. This mission couldn´t get any worse. We need to fix our craft, kill the cursed Xargek, and get out of here before the wormhole collapses. I don´t really care about these humans. Their existence makes no sense to me. So why has this strange human female captured my attention? She´s messy, awkward, and she babbles nonsense half the time. These humans are crazy. I don´t understand them at all, especially this female. Why do I keep coming back to her? I need to leave this place before I go insane. Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jillian Macie, Todd McLaren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008229/bk_tant_008229_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.