The Next Fifty Years: Science in the First Half of the Twenty-first Century

The Next Fifty Years: Science in the First Half of the Twenty-first Century

John Brockman

an excellent ensemble of the world’s such a lot visionary scientists presents twenty-five unique never-before-published essays in regards to the advances in technology and know-how that we may even see inside of our lifetimes.

Theoretical physicist and bestselling writer Paul Davies examines the chance that through the yr 2050 we will identify a continuous human presence on Mars. Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi investigates the ramifications of engineering high-IQ, geneticially satisfied infants. Psychiatrist Nancy Etcoff explains present learn into the construction of emotion-sensing jewellery that may gauge our moods and let us know while to take an anti-depressant capsule. And evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins explores the likelihood that we are going to quickly have the capacity to receive a genome printout that predicts our average finish for a similar fee as a chest x-ray. (Will we wish to learn it? and may insurance firms and governments have entry to it?) This attention-grabbing and unheard of e-book explores not just the sensible probabilities of the close to destiny, but additionally the social and political ramifications of the advancements of the unusual new international to come.

Also comprises unique essays by:

Lee Smolin
Martin Rees
Ian Stewart
Brian Goodwin
Marc D. Hauser
Alison Gopnik
Paul Bloom
Geoffrey Miller
Robert M. Sapolsky
Steven Strogatz
Stuart Kauffman
John H. Holland
Rodney Brooks
Peter Atkins
Roger C. Schank
Jaron Lanier
David Gelernter
Joseph LeDoux
Judith wealthy Harris
Samuel Barondes
Paul W. Ewald

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