The Human Race to the Future: What Could Happen - and What to Do

The Human Race to the Future: What Could Happen - and What to Do

THIRD EDITION. The destiny is on its manner! Speculative and hugely readable, but peer reviewed for medical accuracy and subsidized by means of over 375 references.

Do you ever ask yourself what issues can be like a few day, how lengthy it may take, and what we will be able to do approximately it?

creative but substantial, readable but technological know-how orientated, and sometimes funny, this publication proposes destiny situations spanning from the present century to just about eternity. so much chapters provide a concluding part with ideas and sometimes, agree or disagree, the author's critiques. Over three hundred references.

become aware of What it signifies that an Hour’s paintings Yields a Week’s Food in bankruptcy 1. Foresee the Teeming towns of Mars (chap. 21). study why it’s Keyboards the day before today, brain interpreting Tomorrow (chap. 3). discover what occurs When Genomes Get Cheap (chap. 6). organize for an Asteroid Apocalypse (chap. 26). Get smarter with Smart Pills’n Such (chap. 5). adventure a Soylent Spring (chap. 9). comprehend nukes higher by way of Deconstructing Nonproliferation (chap. 13). prepare for a Space Empire (chap. 14). have you ever puzzled — Will synthetic Intelligence Threaten Civilization? (See chap. 12.) Why you'll take advantage of Wiki-Wiki-Wikipedia (chap. 4). How we'll Live anyplace, paintings at any place Else (chap. 2). How the longer term Tastes just like the Singularity (chap. 15). There’s international warming, and there’s Warm, Poison Planet (chap. 17). yet let’s no longer ignore Big Ice (chap. 22). issues may possibly relatively develop on timber with New Plant Paradigms (chap. 24). what's Sic Transit Humanitas: The Transcent of Man (chap. 27)? all of us have Questions (chap. 32). and masses extra!

This booklet is geared toward the reader who's drawn to the long run, and intrigued by way of technological know-how and know-how.

“Berleant takes the reader on an elegantly written, notion scary trip which can encourage highschool scholars to be extra artistic, their mom and dad and grandparents to be extra destiny acutely aware, and leaders of countries world wide to take heed and act.” —Donald Maclean, MBChB

“As a expertise futurist i'm super attracted to the subjects of this publication. thanks quite a bit for penning this first-class book!!” —Elina Hiltunen, PhD, CEO

“... whizzes previous the long run after which loops again to seem it within the eye. it is a … wonderful book.” —Sabiha Rumani Malik, President of Sanghata international

“I were pleasantly stunned on the caliber and intensity of the fabric during this book.” —Luke Hutchison, PhD (MIT), Google; TED fellow; Singularity college alumnus

“Although many foresight and futurism books belong within the technological know-how fiction part, Berleant grounds his writing in medical proof and data, whereas protecting the buzz the cloth merits. … the booklet can extend your view of the possible.” —33rd sq.

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