A Brief History of Tomorrow: How The Experts Usually Screw Up (Future Forecasting)

A Brief History of Tomorrow: How The Experts Usually Screw Up (Future Forecasting)

Jonathan Margolis

A interesting examine the longer term, as you've gotten by no means obvious it.

Ten years from now, do we have a tiny laptop surgically inserted in an earlobe, able to connecting to mobilephone strains and the web? Fifty years from now, will atomic-sized robots substitute surgeons? 100 years from now, rather than taking the bus, do we easily teleport to paintings? all of it may perhaps sound like most unlikely technology fiction, yet lately, so did jogging at the moon. Journalist Jonathan Margolis interviews major thinkers in such fields as genetics, medication, neurobiology, quantum physics, robotics, laptop technological know-how, and house commute to discover the place we are going, and what it is going to appear like whilst - and if - we get there.

Beginning with famously incorrect prior visions of the long run - between them H.G. Wells, George Orwell, Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Hawking, and invoice Gates - Margolis examines a few of the unusual and tempting futures which may lie in shop for us. Politics, society, faith, and paintings are all destined for nice adjustments. What could they be? How will they arrive approximately? Thought-provoking, fun, and completely unique, a quick historical past of the next day is a deliciously compelling examine whatever all of us spend loads of time considering: the future.

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