Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction

Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction

Annalee Newitz


A l. a. Times ebook Prize Finalist in technological know-how & Technology

In its 4.5 billion-year historical past, lifestyles in the world has been virtually erased not less than part a dozen instances: shattered via asteroid affects, entombed in ice, smothered via methane, and torn aside by way of unfathomably strong megavolcanoes. And we all know that one other worldwide catastrophe is finally headed our manner. do we continue to exist it? How? during this brilliantly speculative paintings of well known technological know-how, Annalee Newitz, editor of io9.com, explains that even supposing worldwide catastrophe is all yet inevitable, our probabilities of long term species survival are greater than ever. Scatter, Adapt, and Remember explores how clinical breakthroughs this day can help us keep away from failures the following day, from simulating tsunamis or learning significant Turkey’s historical underground towns, to cultivating cyanobacteria for “living towns” or designing area elevators to create space colonies reasonably priced. Readers of this booklet might be outfitted scientifically, intellectually, and emotionally to stand no matter what our destiny holds.

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