The Future Just Happened
Author(s): Michael Lewis
Genre: Science
Original Publish Date: Nov 02, 2010
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (5.98 hours)
Product Number: Z100023895
Released: Nov 02, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780307933263
Narrator/s: Michael Lewis
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Three cassettes, approx. 4 hrs. Read by the author In LIAR'S POKER the barbarians seized control of the bond markets. In THE NEW NEW THING some guys from Silicon Valley redefined the American economy. Now, with his knowing eye and wicked pen, Michael Lewis reveals how the Internet boom has encouraged great changes in the way we live, work, and think. He finds that we are in the midst of one of the greatest status revolutions in the history of the world, and the Internet is a weapon in the hands of revolutionaries. The old priesthoods-lawyers, investment gurus, professionals in general- have been toppled. The amateur, or individual, is king: fourteen-year-old children manipulate the stock market; ninetee-year-olds take down the music industry; and wrestlers get elected to public office. Deep, unseen forces seek to undermine all forms of collectivism, from the mass market to the family. Where does it all lead? And will we like where we end up?

Professional reviews

"Bestselling writer Michael Lewis is here to tell you in his own voice--Northeastern elite, with just a touch of his New Orleans boyhood--that there's a technological revolution going on. A 15-year-old boy using the Internet became the first minor ever charged with stock market fraud. Furthermore, he got to keep $550,000. Still don't believe the rules are changing? What about TiVo, the black box that allows you to skip all the commercials? Will a similar gadget soon settle national issues with immediate electronic referendums? Lewis reads his own inspired reports with passion and conviction. When he confronts SEC chairman Arthur Levitt, he's right there, in the moment. And so are you. B.H.C. (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine"