An Optimist's Tour of the Future (Paperback)
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An Optimist's Tour of the Future (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 05/07/2012
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Mark Stevenson has been to the future a few years ahead of the rest of us - and reckons it has a lot going for it. His voyage of discovery takes him to Oxford to meet Transhumanists (they intend to live forever), to Boston where he confronts a robot with mood swings, to an underwater cabinet meeting in the Indian Ocean, and Australia to question the Outback's smartest farmer. He clambers around space planes in the Mojave desert, gets to grips with the potential of nanotechnology, delves deep into the possibilities of biotech, sees an energy renaissance on a printer, a revolution in communications, has his genome profiled, and glimpses the next stage of human evolution ... and tries to make sense of what's in store. Insightful and often very funny, An Optimist's Tour of the Future is a book that tracks one curious man's journey to find out what's in store.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781846683572
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 225 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 20 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
Certainly one of the most interesting science books I've read for a long time. * New Statesman *
A rollicking roller-coaster ride around the cutting edge of science with dozens of laugh-out-loud moments * Scotsman *
[A] grand tour of charismatic technologies and their prophets ... Stevenson bags an impressive list of interviewees * Financial Times *
Infectiously enthusiastic * Sunday Times *
His tools are curiosity, open-mindedness, clarity and reason. That makes his journey intriguing ... and ultimately exhilarating. -- Chris Anderson, Curator TED.com

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