- There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom
- book: Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!
- book: What Do You Care What Other People Think?

Sir Roger Penrose is one of the greatest living physicists. He also has written a number of books which are extraordinary resources for anyone who would like to learn modern science and mathematics.

- book: The Emperor’s New Mind
- This is my favorite book by Penrose. In order to present his controversial idea that human consciousness is partially based on quantum phenomena he first needs to bring the reader up to speed in mathematics, physics and the theory of computation.

- * book: The Theoretical Minimum
- This is the first of two planned short books to teach a scientifically literate layperson “What you need to know to start doing physics”. It is based on his lecture series of the same name.

These books have significant pre-requisites or require greater commitment of the reader. In many cases they would best be approached as part of a class or study group.

Science and Technology are driving change at an accelerating rate. The consequence of this is that the future we are heading towards will not resemble the past. Some of the coming changes are likely to resemble extrapolations from existing trends, the evolution of recent developments and known theoretical possibilities. Others will doubtless take us by surprise.

One of the best ways to learn Geometry is by interacting with computerized geometry systems. One of the best ways to learn computing is by writing programs which construct and manipulate geometrical objects!

Some computer systems are designed to support learning Euclidean geometry:

Geometric Algebra is a more powerful, expressive, concise and arguably “natural” mathematical language for much of Physics, Computer Science and other disciplines than traditional vector, matrix and tensor approaches.

- book: Geometric Algebra for Computer Science
- by Chris Doran, Anthony Lasenby
- book: Geometric Algebra for Physicists
- by Leo Dorst, Daniel Fontune, Stephen Mann

Anyone who likes the Harry Potter series should at once read

There is excellent practical material on Logic and Rationality at

LessWrong- book: Concepts, Techniques and Models of Computer Programming
- authors: Peter Van Roy and Seif Haridi
- This is the first book to cover most of the major computer programming models. It uses an elegant multi-paradigm programming environment and language (Mozart/Oz) for its examples. If you’re seriously interested in computer programming, this one is a must read.

These books and videos present an excellent and practical model for being more effective in our work as well as being more effective in our relationships within the general community.

The videos provide a quick introduction to material which the books go into much more deeply and thoroughly yet the books are short easy reads.

- video: Resolving the Heart of Conflict
- video: The Anatomy of Peace
- book: The Anatomy of Peace
- video: Leadership and Self-Deception
- book: Leadership and Self-Deception