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Top 7 Best Books About Technology You Should Read Now

You probably see the New York Times Bestseller list all the time. And lists of the year’s best historical fictions or best celebrity autobiographies.
But how often do you see a list of the best books about technology? If you love technology, gadgets, apps, machines, and business, then you need to check out these fantastic books ASAP!
Keep reading to discover the top seven best books about technology that you should get your hands on. As a tech lover, you won’t regret it!
1. Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
Every tech junkie knows the name Elon Musk, right? It may even excite you just hearing it, and for good reason.
Elon Musk is at the forefront of technological advancement right now. Whether it be cars or space travel!
Did you know he even invented PayPal? This guy does it all. Every tech nerd will appreciate this book about his life and work.
With 4.23 stars on Goodreads, the book boasts a behind-the-scenes look at Musk’s upbringing, his immigration, and his journey to the forefront of innovation. This biography also works to capture Musk’s uniqueness, in that he puts his time and money toward bettering the country and world in general.
Author: Ashlee Vance
2. Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products
Ever wondered why some apps are so widely-used and some are not? Why apps like Instagram are significant parts of people’s every day (sometimes even every hour!) lives but other apps are only opened when they’re needed?
Wonder no more, check out this book that reveals the secrets behind “habit-forming products.” We’re not talking about nicotine. We’re talking about addictive products.
The habit-forming nature of modern apps and products is what’s so genius about them. Tech lovers will find this book fascinating and eye-opening.
Especially if you’re in the tech business! What will make customers buy your product and keep them coming back for more? Find out in Hooked.
Author: Nir Eyal
3. How Google Works
We finally have it: the secret to Google from the Google executives themselves! The two Google executives wrote this book about the company’s fascinating history, their unique business strategy, and their world-famous workplace environment.
Haven’t we all heard that the Google headquarters is the coolest place to work ever? We all hear the tales of food, rec rooms, showers, everything you could ever want. Well they’re all true!
Most tech junkies appreciate and look up to Google. To learn why and how Google is so different, so pioneering, and so successful, get your hands on this insider book.
Technology isn’t just for developers and businesses, it serves all job fields. If you’re a writer, there’s innovative technology available for you. Check out all the great technology for writers out there.
Authors: Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg
4. Originals: How Non-Conformists Shape the World
The concept behind this book fits perfectly into the idea shaped by modern technology: new thinking is what changes the world and moves it forward. Haven’t you noticed that the most successful tech products (like apps) right now are those that ignored “tradition”?
Facebook was the world’s leading–and, largely, only–social media. Instagram could have conformed to that idea but it didn’t. Now Instagram is flourishing, considered the much more young, cool, and lasting of the two.
And one day something will come along that dethrones Instagram. It’ll think totally new, it’ll refuse to conform to current norms. That’s technological progress!
Read this book for information on how to think outside the box. How to think originally, both in business ideas and business practices, strategies, and methods.
Author: Adam Grant
5. The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future
Can we know the future? In a way we can. This book argues that the technological trends set in motion now are shaping our future as we speak.
This is the perfect read for tech nerds who want to know the not-so-distant future of everyday technology! The author talks about artificial intelligence (every tech nerd’s favorite topic), virtual reality, and an “on-demand economy.”
Read it and see if you agree with its claims about the tech future. Are his claims insightful or run of the mill? Check it out and decide for yourself!
If anything you’ll learn that certain types of technology are more influential than you thought. With four stars on Goodreads and more than 800 reviews, you can’t go wrong.
Author: Kevin Kelly
6. Architects of Intelligence: The Truth About AI From the People Building It
Speaking of artificial intelligence, any good list of the best tech books should include at least one all about AI. For years everyday AI was a thing of sci-fi movies, but the time is actually here!
This books aims to speak the unspoken plans for AI in the common sector. If you think AI will never be widely-used for the layman, you really need to read this book!
According to the author’s research with AI builders, AI will impact all of our futures. The question is whether you’re aware of it. The future is here!
Author: Martin Ford
7. How Smart Machines Think
Have you ever watched a machine do its thing then think to yourself, “How did it do that?” You’re not alone!
There may not be a person alive who hasn’t hooked up to wifi then wondered this question to themselves. How does it all work??
The idea behind this book is creative. It compares the “thinking” process of these smart machines to our own thinking processes. How can we make ourselves “smarter” like these machines–expedited, intuitive, forward-thinking, and reliable?
Author: Sean Gerrish
These Books About Technology Can Change Your Life!
Really good books about technology are hard to come by. And who wants to waste time reading a boring one when you could be reading one that’ll change your life?
Stick to this list of the top seven best technology books right now. They’ll teach you, inspire you, and open your mind. As tech lovers know, technology is the present and especially the future!
While you’re at it, check out our other entries about informative, inspiring books. You won’t be disappointed!

"I wrote the rest of The Innocents Abroad in sixty days and I could have added a fortnight's labor with the pen and gotten along without the letters altogether. I was very young in those days, exceedingly young, marvelously young, younger than I am now, younger than I shall ever be again, by hundreds of years. I worked every night from eleven or twelve until broad daylight in the morning, and as I did 200,000 words in the sixty days, the average was more than 3,000 words a day- nothing for Sir Walter Scott, nothing for Louis Stevenson, nothing for plenty of other people, but quite handsome for me. In 1897, when we were living in Tedworth Square, London, and I was writing the book called Following the Equator, my average was 1,800 words a day; here in Florence (1904) my average seems to be 1,400 words per sitting of four or five hours."
Mark Twain

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Recently, the writer and neurologist Alice W. Flaherty has argued that literary creativity is a function of specific areas of the brain, and that writer's block may be the result of brain activity being disrupted in those areas.