Tomorrowland

In Tomorrowland, author Steven Kotler describes fundamental advances in science that have changed and will continue to change our world. Essentially, Kotler is writing about science fiction becoming science fact, which is happening at a remarkable rate. For example, he talks about such futuristic ideas as mining asteroids, biological warfare, and advanced prosthesis. I found the book entertaining but not much more than that. I picked it up for free when I tried out Kindle Unlimited. Otherwise, I probably wouldn’t pay for it.

Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance

In Rise of Superman, Kotler goes into detail to describe the state of flow, a term first coined by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi in his aptly titled book Finding Flow. Throughout the book, Kotler uses examples of extreme athletes pushing into the physical unknown to accomplish monumental achievements in their various sports. Using these athletes as examples, he breaks down what it means to be in flow and provides hacks on how to incorporate flow into your own life.