The Truth Machine

Author: Paul Vigna
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250114608
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"Views differ on bitcoin, but few doubt the transformative potential of Blockchain technology. The Truth Machine is the best book so far on what has happened and what may come along. It demands the attention of anyone concerned with our economic future." —Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus at Harvard, Former Treasury Secretary From Michael J. Casey and Paul Vigna, the authors of The Age of Cryptocurrency, comes the definitive work on the Internet’s Next Big Thing: The Blockchain. Big banks have grown bigger and more entrenched. Privacy exists only until the next hack. Credit card fraud is a fact of life. Many of the “legacy systems” once designed to make our lives easier and our economy more efficient are no longer up to the task. Yet there is a way past all this—a new kind of operating system with the potential to revolutionize vast swaths of our economy: the blockchain. In The Truth Machine, Michael J. Casey and Paul Vigna demystify the blockchain and explain why it can restore personal control over our data, assets, and identities; grant billions of excluded people access to the global economy; and shift the balance of power to revive society’s faith in itself. They reveal the disruption it promises for industries including finance, tech, legal, and shipping. Casey and Vigna expose the challenge of replacing trusted (and not-so-trusted) institutions on which we’ve relied for centuries with a radical model that bypasses them. The Truth Machine reveals the empowerment possible when self-interested middlemen give way to the transparency of the blockchain, while highlighting the job losses, assertion of special interests, and threat to social cohesion that will accompany this shift. With the same balanced perspective they brought to The Age of Cryptocurrency, Casey and Vigna show why we all must care about the path that blockchain technology takes—moving humanity forward, not backward.
The Truth Machine
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Paul Vigna, Michael J. Casey
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-27 - Publisher: St. Martin's Press

"Views differ on bitcoin, but few doubt the transformative potential of Blockchain technology. The Truth Machine is the best book so far on what has happened and what may come along. It demands the attention of anyone concerned with our economic future." —Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor
The Truth Machine
Language: en
Pages: 31
Authors: Norman Whitney
Categories: English language
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Macmillan Readers

" 'Why did you make the truth machine?' asked the reporter. 'I love truth,' said Professor Verity, 'and i hate lies.' 'But how does the truth machine work?' asked the reporter. The Professor laughed. 'That's a secret.' " -- Cover.
The Truth Machine
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: James L. Halperin
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-09-29 - Publisher: Ballantine Books

Prepare to have your conception of truth rocked to its very foundation. It is the year 2004. Violent crime is the number one political issue in America. Now, the Swift and Sure Anti-Crime Bill guarantees a previously convicted violent criminal one fair trial, one quick appeal, then immediate execution. To
The Truth Machine
Language: en
Pages: 332
Authors: James L. Halperin
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher: Ivy Press (TX)

After he perfects the truth machine--a machine that could eliminate injustice in the world--Randall Petersen Armstrong must conceal the secrets of his past
The Truth Machine
Language: en
Pages: 246
Authors: Geoffrey C. Bunn
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-06 - Publisher: JHU Press

For centuries, all manner of truth-seekers have used the lie detector. In this eye-opening book, Geoffrey C Bunn unpacks the history of this device and explores the interesting and often surprising connection between technology and popular culture.