The Human Race to the Future: What Could Happen — and What to Do
(Updated Nov. 17, 2013) Who doesn't wonder about the future... what things will be like some day, how long it might take, and what we can do about it? This book strives to be substantive yet imaginative, readable and occasionally humorous, and science oriented. It proposes future scenarios... show more
(Updated Nov. 17, 2013) Who doesn't wonder about the future... what things will be like some day, how long it might take, and what we can do about it? This book strives to be substantive yet imaginative, readable and occasionally humorous, and science oriented. It proposes future scenarios spanning from the current century to nearly eternity. Most chapters offer a concluding section with recommendations and often, agree or disagree, the author's occasionally inimitable opinions. Some of the recommended actions can be done by individuals, others by nations or other groups, and still others by the entire world. Over 300 references. Discover What it Means That an Hour’s Work Yields a Week’s Food in chapter 1. Foresee the Teeming Cities of Mars (chap. 21). Learn why it’s Keyboards Yesterday, Mind Reading Tomorrow (chap. 3). Explore what happens When Genomes Get Cheap (chap. 6). Prepare for an Asteroid Apocalypse (chap. 25). Get smarter with Smart Pills’n Such (chap. 5). Experience a Soylent Spring (chap. 9). Understand nukes better by Deconstructing Nonproliferation (chap. 13). Get ready for a Space Empire (chap. 14). Have you wondered — Will Artificial Intelligence Threaten Civilization? (See chap. 12.) Why you would benefit from Wiki-Wiki-Wikipedia (chap. 4). How we will Live Anywhere, Work Anywhere Else (chap. 2). How the future Tastes Like the Singularity (chap. 15). There’s global warming, and there’s Warm, Poison Planet (chap. 17). But let’s not forget about Big Ice (chap. 22). Things may really grow on trees with New Plant Paradigms (chap. 24). What is Sic Transit Humanitas: The Transcent of Man (chap. 26)? We all have Questions (chap. 31). And much more! This book is aimed at the reader who is interested in the future, and intrigued by science and technology.
Pages no: 386
Edition language: English