By Jonathan Margolis
A desirable examine the long run, as you've by no means noticeable it.
Ten years from now, can we have a tiny pc surgically inserted in an earlobe, in a position to connecting to cell strains and the net? Fifty years from now, will atomic-sized robots exchange surgeons? 100 years from now, rather than taking the bus, can we easily teleport to paintings? all of it may possibly sound like most unlikely technological know-how fiction, yet lately, so did strolling at the moon. Journalist Jonathan Margolis interviews major thinkers in such fields as genetics, drugs, neurobiology, quantum physics, robotics, machine technology, and area commute to discover the place we're going, and what it is going to appear like whilst - and if - we get there.
Beginning with famously fallacious previous 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 could lie in shop for us. Politics, society, faith, and paintings are all destined for nice alterations. What may perhaps they be? How will they arrive approximately? Thought-provoking, a laugh, and totally unique, a short historical past of day after today is a deliciously compelling examine anything all of us spend loads of time considering: the long run.
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