Jetpacks and mind machines! Think Smarter looks into the future! This week’s reading list is designed to equip you for all the technological and ecological advances of the next few years.

Dale Shaw muses on whether we really are in the future (it is 2015 you know), according to predictions from classic science fiction authors.

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Challenging the world economic order is no mean feat, but that’s precisely what crytocurrencies, including BitCoin are doing as we speak. Authors Paul Vigna and Michael Casey explain the five stages of cryptocurrency recognition, and what this might mean for the future of finance.


Author of The Glass Cage, Nicholas Carr, on where automation is taking us and the effect our increasing reliance on sat navs may be having on our minds.

The man who coined the term ‘the internet of things’ writes exclusively for Think Smarter on what the future holds for us and why there’s no need to fear the unknown.

From despotic regimes to media manipulation, our authors lift the lid on those in power in this week’s Think Smarter month reading list. For a chance to win the whole set, sign up to the Think Smarter newsletter.

Read an exclusive extract from Dear Leader, the memoir from former North Korean propagandist, Jang Jin-Sung, detailing his escape from the country.


Journalist and author John Crace reflects on how Britain’s MPs may be preparing for the 2015 general election exclusively for Think Smarter month.

If you’re looking for inspiration whatever you’re starting up this January, help is at hand in the form of the Think Smarter reading list.

The author of Hooked, the new guide on building habit forming products, shares his insight on how to live in harmony with your technology, and how to know if you should be starting a business in 2015.