Tanaka Chingonzo Python & C programmer. Web Developer. Tanaka Chingonzo is a global shaper with the World Economic Forum, and a student from Zimbabwe. He is a software engineer and student in Ohio. Computer Science and Sociology Double Major | Digital Humanities Student | Making Connections between people and data
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Books I have read that have touched my soul.

Right now, I am re-reading When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

These are the books that have touched my soul. Have you read any of them? Are there any that have touched yours that you think I should read?

  1. Homo Deus- Yuval Noah Harari
  2. Cabeza De Vaca- A Land So Strange
  3. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick
  4. Speaker for The Dead by Orson Scott Card
  5. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  6. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  7. The Tempest by William Shakespeare
  8. Man’s Search for meaning by Victor Frankyll
  9. Teaching my mother how to Give birth by Warsan Shire
  10. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
  11. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  12. Questions for Ada by Ijeoma Umebinyuo
  13. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  14. Cutting for stone by Abraham Verghese
  15. This Idea is Brilliant by John Brockman
  16. Complications by Atul Gawande

Articles that have influenced me a lot.

Speak Memory. By Casey Newton, appeared in The Verge.
When her best friend died, she rebuilt him using artificial intelligence.
https://www.theverge.com/a/luka-artificial-intelligence-memorial-roman-mazurenko-bot

The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI. by Will Knight in The MIT Technology Review.
No one really knows how the most advanced algorithms do what they do. That could be a problem.
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/604087/the-dark-secret-at-the-heart-of-ai/

The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence, By Tim Urban for Wait But Why
We are on the edge of change comparable to the rise of human life on Earth. — Vernor Vinge
https://waitbutwhy.com/2015/01/artificial-intelligence-revolution-1.html

The Fermi Paradox By Tim Urban for Wait But Why
When confronted with the topic of stars and galaxies, a question that tantalizes most humans is, “Is there other intelligent life out there?” Let’s put some numbers to it.
https://waitbutwhy.com/2014/05/fermi-paradox.html

Yet this fight to remain silent will not be enough: The smart city is more than just a city that watches and listens. City dwellers are constantly generating data about themselves, down to the vibrations of their footsteps.- GEOFF MANAUGH
https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/02/james-joyce-as-police-operation/553817/

Paul Ehrlich: ‘Collapse of civilisation is a near certainty within decades’ https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/mar/22/collapse-civilisation-near-certain-decades-population-bomb-paul-ehrlich