The Washington Post Innovation Blog’s Dominic Basulto compiles a summer reading list that “includes eight different titles from iconoclastic thinkers who have the potential to give you new insights and unique perspectives on the world.” Here are the titles:

To Save Everything, Click Here, by Evgeny Morozov  – “argues that many of the Internet-centric solutions we’re being given by technologists are actually part of the problem”

Our Virtual Shadow, by Damon Brown – part of the TED book series, it “explores the impact our digital lives are having on our offline lives”

Mission To Mars: My Vision For Space Exploration, by Buzz Aldrin – “outlines the technologies and thinking required to set up a permanent human presence on the Red Planet”

Who Owns the Future?, by Jaron Lanier  – “the relentless digitization of everything is decimating America’s middle class”

Clash! 8 Cultural Conflicts That Make Us Who We Are, by Hazel Rose Markus and Alana Conner – “even though the world is getting smaller and flatter, there are still eight cultural conflicts that divide us all”

Intuition Pumps and Other Tools For Thinking, by Daniel Dennett – “offers unique thinking on everything from how the mind works to what free will really means”

Time Reborn: From the Crisis In Physics To the Future Of the Universe, by Lee Smolin – “a controversial new question: Is time real? It’s sure to have you challenging your notions of how the universe really works”

March: Book One, by Congressman John Lewis – “it’s not so much the content of the book [the Civil Rights Movement] that’s innovative—it’s the creative way of packaging a cultural and historical issue for a wider audience”

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