I have been interested in technology my entire life, that is why I became a computer systems Engineer! There are many areas of technology that are fascinating and right now the thing that I am most excited about is Blockchain. I believe that open, distributed protocals such as Bitcoin, Etherium and Civic will change the world. Over the last year this is what I have spent the most energy learning about. If you are looking to keep up on news about this space, one great resource is CoinDesk.
The field of AI is also very fascinating and is advancing at an exponential rate. I am concerned that too many people are rushing this and not thinking of the potential consequences. Once a machine becomes smarter then a human, there is no going back! I am excited that my brother Alex Vermeer is putting his energy into this through his work at the Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI) in California.
This is a great book that explains the power of decentralized systems.
This is the next book on my list and was written by Don and Alex Tapscott. Great content from some great Canadian thought leaders!
This is a great book by Saifednean Ammous. It does a great job of explaining Bitcoin and the concept of decentralized finance. It also is a fantastic resource for learning more about this history of money in general. That which we now call "fiat" currency.
This is a great one hour documentary by Mike Maloney. It is part of his "Hidden Secrets of Money" series and does a great job of explaining bitcoin and distributed consensus.