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            Webtopia: The world wide wreck of tech and how to make the net work

            Webtopia: The world wide wreck of tech and how to make the net work (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lewis, Peter

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            Sydney in the 1970s and 1980s was a world of limited choice, one where we all watched the same television programs and the household phone was at the heart of all networks people belonged to: family, school, church and the neighbourhood. The arrival of the internet promised a uto...pian, creative and democratic future that would break down traditional institutions and replace them with exciting collaborative networks. So how did we end up here? In Webtopia, Peter Lewis draws from his own pre- and post-tech experience and conversations with entrepreneurs, politicians, pastors, parents, teachers and journalists to show us that technology is not the problem. We are. If we fix our relationship with technology, it will be easier to fix our relationships with each other in a fragmenting world. Riveting, engaging and wise, Webtopia traces our digital journey to this point and, fearlessly, marks out the best route from here.
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            ISBN 9781742236353
            Published AU 1 Jun 2019
            Publisher NewSouth Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Minecraft Master Builder: Dragons: A step-by-step guide to creating your own dragons, packed with amazing mythical facts to inspire you!

            Minecraft Master Builder: Dragons: A step-by-step guide to creating your own dragons, packed with amazing mythical facts to inspire you! (Paperback)

            Edited by Books, Carlton

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            Minecraft Master Builder: Dragons is a step-by-step player's manual to help children aged 9+ - as well as 'kids of all ages' (i.e. Featuring everything from cockatrices to dragonets, komodo dragons to ice dragons, this fun and interactive guide will inspire readers to build amazi...ng monstrous Minecraft models.
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            ISBN 9781783124930
            Released AU 26 Dec 2019
            Publisher Welbeck Publishing Group
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            Fortnite: Everything Fortnite 100% Unoffical

            Fortnite: Everything Fortnite 100% Unoffical (Hardback)

            By Uk, Egmont Publishing

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            100% UNOFFICIAL Everything Fortnite 100% Unofficial is a celebration of everything that's great about the phenomenally successful Fortnite Battle Royale - essential for all gaming pros. Full colour and fully loaded, this annual is packed with reviews, top tips for building and ba...ttling, quizzes, challenges, crazy emotes, the best skins and more. The book also includes a guide to playing safely online, plus advice on setting parental controls. So take the leap out of the Battle Bus and into the pages of Everything Fortnite 100% Unofficial!
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            ISBN 9781405297233
            Released AU 1 Jan 2020
            Publisher Egmont UK Ltd
            Interest Age 3-7 years
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            Game On! 2020

            Game On! 2020 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Future Publishing

            • RRP: $19.99
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            This complete guide is packed with top gaming secrets, stats, tips, and tricks for all your favorite games. All games featured in Game On! 2020 are rated T for Teen or younger, keeping it appropriate for young gamer

            ISBN 9781338575699
            Released AU 1 Nov 2019
            Publisher Scholastic US
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Series Game On!
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            Beginner's Step-by-Step Coding Course: Learn Computer Programming the Easy Way
             

            Beginner's Step-by-Step Coding Course: Learn Computer Programming the Easy Way (Hardback)

            By DK

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            Learning to code has never been easier than with this innovative visual guide to computer programming for beginners. Coding skills are in high demand and the need for programmers is still growing. However, taking the first steps in learning more about this complex subject may see...m daunting and many of us feel left behind by the coding revolution. By using a graphic method to break code into small chunks, this book brings essential skills within reach. Terms such as algorithm, variable, string, function, and loop are all explained. The book also looks at the main coding languages that are out there, outlining the main applications of each language, so you can choose the right language for you. Individual chapters explore different languages, with practical programming projects to show you how programming works. You'll learn to think like a programmer by breaking a problem down into parts, before turning those parts into lines of code. Short, easy-to-follow steps then show you, piece by piece, how to build a complete program. There are challenges for you to tackle to build your confidence before moving on. Written by a team of expert coders and coding teachers, the Beginner's Step-by-Step Coding Course is the ideal way to get to grips with coding.
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            ISBN 9780241358733
            Released AU 7 Jan 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            A World Without Work: Technology, Automation and How We Should Respond

            A World Without Work: Technology, Automation and How We Should Respond (Hardback)

            By Susskind, Daniel

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            From the spinning jenny to the combustion engine to the first computer, new technologies have always led workers to panic about being replaced by machines, and yet these fears have always been misplaced. In the past, new technology has always complemented the work of humans. In A... World Without Work, award-winning economist Daniel Susskind shows why this time, with the rise of artificial intelligence, it will be different. The threat is real, but we haven't been asking the right questions about exactly what is at stake. Drawing on almost a decade of research into this topic, Susskind argues that a realistic vision of the future is not one in which machines do everything, but rather in which they do more. As they slowly, but relentlessly, take on more and more tasks, human beings will be forced to retreat to the shrinking set of activities that machines cannot do. And, as we move through the 21st century, the demand for the work of humans is likely to wither away. Yet Susskind reminds us that this technological progress will solve one of mankind's oldest problems - how to make the economic pie large enough for everyone to live on. The challenge now is to properly share out this new economic prosperity, constrain the burgeoning political power of Big Tech, and provide meaning in a world with less work. A World Without Work is an innovative, authoritative and optimistic guide to how we can rise to the challenge of automation. The task ahead, Susskind shows us, is to build a world where everyone can flourish.
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            ISBN 9780241321096
            Released AU 21 Jan 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Make Great Art on Your iPad: Draw, Paint & Share

            Make Great Art on Your iPad: Draw, Paint & Share (Paperback)

            By Jardine, Alison

            • RRP: $27.99
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            Explore your creative talents and produce amazing artworks on your iPad and iPhone.

            ISBN 9781781577714
            Released AU 11 Feb 2020
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
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            Minecraft: The End

            Minecraft: The End (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Valente, Catherynne M.

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            Fin and Mo are ready to protect their home from the trespassers, but when they come face-to-face with the humans, they discover that they aren't as prepared for battle as they'd thought. Caught off guard, the twins are trapped in the middle of a war between the endermen and the h...umans, with the future of their home at stake.
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            ISBN 9781780897813
            Released AU 3 Dec 2019
            Publisher Cornerstone
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Going Viral: The Mindbending Minecraft Graphic Novel Adventure
             

            Going Viral: The Mindbending Minecraft Graphic Novel Adventure (Paperback)

            By Zoellner, David

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            Based on the 18-million-views video series by Black Plasma Studios, this is the graphic novel story of a Minecraft character who doesn't want to be controlled by his user. They're going to need to work together to defeat a malevolent computer virus that wants to destroy not just ...their Minecraft world, but every Minecraft server on the internet!
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            ISBN 9781783124954
            Released AU 7 Nov 2019
            Publisher Welbeck Publishing Group
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            Human Compatible: AI and the Problem of Control

            Human Compatible: AI and the Problem of Control (Hardback)

            By Russell, Stuart

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            Creating superior intelligence would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, according to the world's pre-eminent AI expert, it could also be the last. In this groundbreaking book on the biggest question facing humanity, Stuart Russell explains why he has come to co...nsider his own discipline an existential threat to his own species, and lays out how we can change course before it's too late. There is no one better placed to assess the promise and perils of the dominant technology of the future than Russell, who has spent decades at the forefront of AI research. Through brilliant analogies and crisp, lucid prose, he explains how AI actually works, how it has an enormous capacity to improve our lives - but why we must ensure that we never lose control of machines more powerful than we are. Here Russell shows how we can avert the worst threats by reshaping the foundations of AI to guarantee that machines pursue our objectives, not theirs. Profound, urgent and visionary, Human Compatible is the one book everyone needs to read to understand a future that is coming sooner than we think.
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            ISBN 9780241335208
            Released AU 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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