Get Your Free Audiobook

After 30 days, Audible is ₹199/mo. Cancel anytime.

OR

Publisher's Summary

What can history's greatest breakthroughs in science and technology teach us about the future?

New Thinking: The world has never been so unstable. Now, more than ever, we need to understand our history, learn from our mistakes, and embrace science and technology as we push into the future. In his debut book, New Thinking: The Technology and Science That Transformed Our World, Dagogo Altraide of YouTube's ColdFusion breaks down the history of gamechanger breakthroughs in the world of science and technology that have shaped our modern world and will impact the future.  

Disruptive technology and innovation: The Industrial Revolution was the most significant event in human history since the domestication of animals and plants, leading to 50 years of growth and development making the western world almost unrecognizable. Today another revolution is taking place, and at its core is disruptive technology and innovation. It's clear that the pace of technology is increasing rapidly, and in the past 100 years, there has been more change due to disruptive technology than we could have ever imagined. The pace of this disruptive technology revolution is swift, almost exponential, but what's the story behind it? What were those special moments in time that changed the future forever?

From the steam engine revolution to the electric world of Tesla, the first photograph to the invention of the internet, this book explores the hidden secrets of science and technology to help us understand each gamechanger that has shaped the future.

In New Thinking: The Technology and Science That Transformed Our World, you will delight in learning about and appreciate:

  • How a technology can spawn a new technology and how they influence each other
  • How our modern world came to be
  • Our incredible modern world and potential for the future
©2019 Dagogo Altraide (P)2019 Tantor

What listeners say about ColdFusion Presents

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    80
  • 4 Stars
    16
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    66
  • 4 Stars
    9
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    65
  • 4 Stars
    11
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Nice optimistic book about the future

Dagogo takes you through a history of technology and it’s impact on society from ancient times to the most recent advancements. The tone of the book gave me the same feel as reading Carl Sagan’s books on science because there’s that same sense that curiosity and a pursuit of knowledge can solve people’s problems.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

New thinking

nice book to connect different dots of innovation in human history. a good read for anyone interested in human technology innovations.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

simply amazing

the book digs so deep in the history of technological advancement and how it reached the stage it currently is. The story telling, the connection between different discoveries - it's amazingly covered and explained. loved it. Would recommend it to all those having interest in science and technology

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Exhaustive Record of Innovations of the 100+ years

An Almost Exhaustive Record of Innovations of the last 100+ years!

I was looking for a single source for the innovations since 1900. This turned out to be the best. He has done a thorough research. With the help of trivia, sociocultural issues, accentuated with his own passion, the author enlivens those times! Divided into decades, supported by the backgrounds and foregrounds for each of those innovations, the author does a great job. Soon after completing the book I watched the video on Atari on YouTube by him. He has been chronicling the innovations! Enjoy!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Giving 5 stars after reading the 3rd chapter

Fascinating book for tech enthusiasts. A great book for kids to know the journey of technological evolution.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

awesome book...I am a great fan of Dagogo's work

I follow Dagogo's You tube channel Cold Fusion and I love it.Its pure content and nothing else.I was thrilled to know that he has summarised his thoughts on Science and development in one book -New Thinking. It's an amazing book and audio narration is equally great as physical copy of the book which I am reading now.
This book is a Master piece and request Dagogo's to continue writing/summing up in a such a interesting and wonderful way!!!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Short, Crisp Summary Major Inventions Discoveries!

Thoroughly loved every event covered. Book to look for to get a quick & informed glance of recent past on the growth curve of innovations...

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

good narration

loved the way stories were unwinding. beautiful narration. . .

brief history of technology that altered mankind

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Awesome company for my commute

This book takes you through time and various technological advancements that happened in those times.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Really informative, well researched, well narrated

I hope the author will make a similar books for the ancient world, it's technology and inventions. Like Chinese, Egyptian, Greek etc civilizations

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Moses
  • 21-04-19

Excellent book

I really enjoyed listening to this book. I expected the book to be narrated by Dagogo himself, but after going through it, they couldn't have picked a better performer. I am very familiar with most of the subject matter discussed in this book. I suspect for some, the book may feel like it's all over the place. To me the main thread was always New Thinking, if that's what you're looking for in this book. You won't be disappointed.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • The Ridgway's
  • 28-01-20

Incomplete

The first two chapters were interesting but it cut off at the end of the second chapter. I'm using a brand new Kindle Fire so I doubt that it's a hardware problem.I won't buy another Audible product

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Stan R. Rock
  • 21-01-20

AMAZING BOOK

This book should be taught in every school. I learned of Dagogo from Youtube and was nervous of this book but enjoy his youtube channel. Book is even better!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Cliente Amazon
  • 10-01-20

Wow

better than what I was expecting! made me feel curious again like a child :)

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Clyde
  • 30-05-19

Selective and shallow

Too bad I wasted a credit on this. His manuscript needs more thorough fact checking. The book is a selective and cursory review of some of the 20th centuries more significant technological advances.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • J. D. Baker
  • 02-03-21

Great Science, tech and the people behind it all

A brisk walk through history with a clearly cerebral, curious and happily engaged sherpa. Kudos!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-03-21

Total human Technology achievements in one Book

Excellent narration of the evolution of technological achievements of the human race. New thinking inspiring.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Harith Al-Qurtass
  • 19-02-21

a book of conections

conections the technology of the bast to the present and beyond. an enjoyable journey though innovation and technology

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Alan S.
  • 14-02-21

Required reading for the 21st century!

I have followed Mr. Altreida's YouTube videos for about 3 years. This audiobook provides the broader historical antecedents to our current technological age. Great storytelling as always.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Derek L. Verlee
  • 10-01-21

Good recounting of history to technology

Love and highly recommend the authors youtube channel. If your looking for a historical recounting of the march of technology from the steam engine to the internet this is decent, and the reader does well. However I was hoping for more of a point or central thesis to drive things forward and tie it together, without which it starts to feel a little dry in aggregate even if the writing and performance is not dry at any particular point.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-05-19

Great book!

Very educational, and inspiring book! I will absolutely recommend this book to whoever have a curious mind!

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Rohit Bhosale
  • 03-05-19

phenomenal narrative of history

I've picked up this book after finishing Sapiens and Guns, Germs and Steel. And I was pleasantly surprised on this very unique take on the history thru the tiny stories of the great minds of the last few hundreds years. I loved the way the book ends summarising how the boulder has started rolling and picked up speed. There are many ways one can look at what's happened and what might happen in future. This one is a geek's take which I found quite inspiring and reassuring.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Tomi
  • 13-02-21

Outstanding

If you are looking for a joyous synopsis of technology through the 20th/21st centuries, look no further. I enjoyed this immensely.

I purchased the audio book and although I forgot about it quickly, the only thing missing was that Dagogo didn't narrate it himself - although I am sure this was for the sake of the American market.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Genuine consumer
  • 14-12-20

Amazing book

I loved listening to this book. its a great piece by Dagogo. the only down side to me is being narrated by American rather than Dagogo himself since I'm a massive fan and old time subscriber to Cold Fusion YouTube channel but I understand its probably to reach wider audience and Ron did a great job narrating this book.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 17-10-20

Awesome

The book has som really intresting content and easy to listen to. The narrator was really good too, one of the better i have listen to.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • D Masterson
  • 03-08-20

Brilliant

A clear and concise journey showing how technology has evolved to allow the marvels we have today.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Mr. Edward John Hippisley-cox
  • 18-04-20

An inspiring look back to inspire the way forward.

A really interesting look back at poignant moments in history. A lot of well researched pieces and discovering people and moments I had never knew of before. The ones that I did know of were broadened and expanded my prior knowledge.
If you know of Cold Fusions channel I highly recommend this. I still recommend if you hadn’t. Then go look him up ‘cause he’s brilliant.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Mustafa
  • 04-04-20

Awesome

It gave a awesome journey of man kind in search technology that now seem unimportant to where technology will progress in the future!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 07-02-20

very good

it was a very interesting book telling the story of the complete modern age , geate!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Ike splace
  • 15-01-20

New view on recent, impacting ICT

Very good overview of a recent history with a huge impact. It covers even technology which was forgotten by many

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 27-12-20

my favourite book. I love dagogo altraide

the book was amazing, very entertaining and I enjoyed it as an audio book .

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 12-10-20

Great Book

Great book, though if you've watched as much ColdFusion videos as I have then a good amount of it will be recycled to you.

thanks for the "read"