We cannot separate ourselves from our inventions. They reflect who we are and what we believe.
New York, NY (PRWEB) February 18, 2013
A new book in the Shelly Palmer Digital Living series, “Digital Wisdom: Thought Leadership for a Connected World”, York House Press, January 2013, by digital expert Shelly Palmer, asks readers to imagine the possibilities of a world in which we fully understand and exploit the innovation and technology that already exists.
We live, work, and transact in a world where virtually every aspect of life is digitized and downloadable, and where it often feels impossible to keep up with the technology devices, tools, and apps that innovators spew out in ceaseless rounds. In his new book, “Digital Wisdom”, author, expert, and commentator Shelly Palmer, who has built a reputation as a foremost “technology translator” for consumers and businesses alike, inspires his readers to become digital leaders who better understand the opportunities and challenges technology is creating, and are more capable of asking the right questions about how to use innovation to shape business and culture.
*What is the real purpose of social media? How are individuals, businesses, and societies moving beyond the hype to leverage its potential?
*Why are we so aware of physical terrorism, but in the dark about the apocalyptic consequences of cyber-warfare?
*What does it mean to create, own and sell in a digital economy?
*How is it possible to safeguard one’s privacy, identity, and communication once it’s been caught and disseminated throughout the Net?
*As traditional news and storytelling recede amidst a cacophony of online commentary, half-truth, and fabrication, how do we access facts and truth in order to form meaningful opinions?
“Privacy, security, commerce, community, communication, healthcare, entertainment —no matter which field you choose, technological progress is the story of mankind,” Palmer writes, as he explains his purpose for writing “Digital Wisdom”. “We cannot separate ourselves from our inventions. They reflect who we are and what we believe. We build tools to help us do things—good and bad. And if we are to make a smooth transition from the Industrial Age to the Information Age, we are going to need excellent digital leaders to guide us.”
About the Author
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm, as well as Technology Chairman and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. He invented the underlying technology for Enhanced Television (Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Monday Night Football). Six-time Emmy® Award-nominated, he has years of experience in television production and musical composition. He is also a prolific composer with music credits including theme songs for Spin City, Live with Regis & Kelly, Rivera Live and MSNBC. Palmer is a regular commentator for CNN and CNNi, and author of “Television Disrupted: The Transition from Network to Networked TV 2nd Edition” (York House Press, 2008), “Overcoming The Digital Divide: How to use Social Media and Digital Tools to Reinvent Yourself and Your Career” (York House Press, 2011). For more information, visit shellypalmer.com.