Digital Destiny (Hardcover)

How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate

By Shawn DuBravac, Gary Shapiro (Foreword by)

Regnery Publishing, 9781621573739, 350pp.

Publication Date: January 12, 2015

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A New York Times Bestseller!

Our world is about to change.

In Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Change the Way We Live, Work, and Communicate, Shawn DuBravac, chief economist and senior director of research at the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), argues that the groundswell of digital ownership unfolding in our lives signals the beginning of a new era for humanity. Beyond just hardware acquisition, the next decade will be defined by an all-digital lifestyle and the “Internet of Everything”—where everything, from the dishwasher to the wristwatch, is not only online, but acquiring, analyzing, and utilizing the data that surrounds us. But what does this mean in practice?

It means that some of mankind’s most pressing problems, such as hunger, disease, and security, will finally have a solution. It means that the rise of driverless cars could save thousands of American lives each year, and perhaps hundreds of thousands more around the planet. It means a departure from millennia-old practices, such as the need for urban centers. It means that massive inefficiencies, such as the supply chains in Africa allowing food to rot before it can be fed to the hungry, can be overcome. It means that individuals will have more freedom in action, work, health, and pursuits than ever before.

About the Author

Shawn DuBravac is the chief economist and senior director of research at the Consumer Electronics Association(R) (CEA), the U.S. trade association representing the $208 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. CEA produces the International CES(R), the largest consumer technology tradeshow and the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, having served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years.