I finished Mustafa Suleyman’s The Coming Wave: Technology, Power, and the Twenty-first Century’s Greatest Dilemma over the Thanksgiving holiday. I rarely read these kinds of books. And given that I work with AI and have done significant forecasting work on its potential impact, I don’t really need a primer on the risks and opportunities. However, Suleyman presents an exceptionally well-architected and supported case that’s focused as much on how society is likely to respond to “the wave” as the technology itself. The book is dense with insights but is neither overly technical nor a dry slog. If you don’t feel up to speed on the topic, and even if you are, this book is definitely worth your time.