This year’s best books about technology recognize the tensions inherent in new technologies – the ability to bring about enormous good and progress, and the potential to cause enormous harm and disruption.

In The Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance, by Ian Goldin and Chris Kutarna, make a strong history-based case that the post-Cold War era rivals the original Renaissance as an epoch of unparalleled progress and quantum leaps.

Source: Best Business Books 2016: Technology