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On the Future: Prospects for Humanity
 

On the Future: Prospects for Humanity (EPUB ebook)

By Rees, Martin

A provocative and inspiring look at the future of humanity and science from world-renowned scientist and bestselling author Martin ReesHumanity has reached a critical moment. Our world is unsettled and rapidly changing, and we face existential risks over the next century. Various... outcomes-good and bad-are possible. Yet our approach to the future is characterized by short-term thinking, polarizing debates, alarmist rhetoric, and pessimism. In this short, exhilarating book, renowned scientist and bestselling author Martin Rees argues that humanity's prospects depend on our taking a very different approach to planning for tomorrow.The future of humanity is bound to the future of science and hinges on how successfully we harness technological advances to address our challenges. If we are to use science to solve our problems while avoiding its dystopian risks, we must think rationally, globally, collectively, and optimistically about the long term. Advances in biotechnology, cybertechnology, robotics, and artificial intelligence-if pursued and applied wisely-could empower us to boost the developing and developed world and overcome the threats humanity faces on Earth, from climate change to nuclear war. At the same time, further advances in space science will allow humans to explore the solar system and beyond with robots and AI. But there is no "Plan B" for Earth-no viable alternative within reach if we do not care for our home planet.Rich with fascinating insights into cutting-edge science and technology, this accessible book will captivate anyone who wants to understand the critical issues that will define the future of humanity on Earth and beyond.
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ISBN 9780691184401
Published 16 Oct 2018
Publisher Princeton University Pre
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en

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ISBN-13 9780691184401
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Princeton University Press
Released 16 Oct 2018
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Rees, Martin
Category Science: General Issues
Impact Of Science & Technology On Society
Cosmology & The Universe
Physics
Astrophysics
Biotechnology
Computing and Information Technology
Artificial Intelligence
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 303.483
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Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years

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