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These books are more the science fiction,
speculation, only vaguely related or futurist books. They
often have great broad concepts and possibilities - even
if they are not "pure" Human Factors books.
Things Bite Back by Edward Tenner - interesting
observations on accidental consequences of technology.
Something UI and Systems designers should read just to
get them in the right frame of mind.
Design to Software - a compendium of many articles on
the subject of software design (on many levels).
in the 21st Century - interesting observations on how
information is going to effect our society.
of Control by Kevin Kelly - a very casually written
look at various topics about the future (including better
In The Age of Intelligent Machines by Manuel De Landa
- a look into the "shift in the relation of human beings
both to machines and to information". Written from the
perspective of a future robot historian looking back.
Media by Marshall McLuhan - a futurists pretty
accurate ramblings, written decades ago. Interesting
reflections on the information age and computers.