The co-founder of Microsoft has revealed what his favorite readings were in 2021 and offers them to us from the bottom of his heart.
Probably William Henry Gates III would not have thought that in 2021, instead of news about his charity and investments, articles dissecting his work affairs and divorce would find their way to the front pages of newspapers. It would be perfectly understandable if one of the richest people in the world had fled to read for this very reason, but there is no such thing as Gates.
As stated in the on his blog he avoided, he was already eating books when he was a kid, especially he was there for sci-fi. He and his friend Paul Allen (who co-founded Microsoft) had a long discussion about the Isaac Asimov Foundation trilogy, but he also read everything from Edgar Rice Burroughs and Robert Heinlein. He loved stories that pushed the boundaries of his potential.
Later, as he grew older, he more often left the territory of fiction literature, but more recently he found himself once again interested in writings of the kind that enchanted him as a child. To this day, he regularly adores his passion and always reports on his reading experiences. He also chewed through several books last year, five of which he brings to our attention.
Andy Weir: The Hail Mary Mission – The latest sci-fi of the author of Mars can already be read in Hungarian, in which an amnesic school teacher recovers in another solar system. He does not know who he is, whose corpses lie beside him, for what purpose the spacecraft set out, or whether the survival of mankind depends on him.
Maggie O’Farrell: Hamnet – Fans of William Shakespeare in particular can enjoy a fact-based yet fictional story whose author seeks the answer to how the birth of Hamlet, the genius of the genius playwright Hamham, at the age of just 11, may have inspired his birth.
Walter Isaacson: The Code Breaker – The discovery of Nobel laureate Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues is at the heart of the volume, that is, the genius scissors that make genome editing possible. Isaacson also raises ethical questions about the scientific breakthrough of enormous importance. Will we only use CRISPR to cure diseases, or to make our children prettier and smarter?
Jeff Hawkins: A Thousand Brains – The author is a neuroscientist and computer engineer, whose theory unfolded in the book not only brings us closer to understanding how our brains work (e.g., how we perceive the world around us and how we become aware of our existence), but can also make progress in MI development.
Kazuo Ishiguro: Klara and the Sun. – Although he paints a dystopian vision, the story of Klara, the title character for an artificial friend, is deeply human. The sci-fi, known from the perspective of the robot, which looks at the outside world, people and the Sun, has also appeared in Hungarian through the window of the toy store.
Source: PC World Online Hírek by pcworld.hu.
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