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The Resource On the future : prospects for humanity, Martin Rees

On the future : prospects for humanity, Martin Rees

Label
On the future : prospects for humanity
Title
On the future
Title remainder
prospects for humanity
Statement of responsibility
Martin Rees
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Humanity 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
Tone
Writing style
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10736960
Cataloging source
IMmBT
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1942-
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Rees, Martin J.
Dewey number
303.49
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Science
  • Science
  • Social prediction
Target audience
adult
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prospects for humanity
Label
On the future : prospects for humanity, Martin Rees
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1.Deep In The Anthropocene -- 1.1.Perils and Prospects -- 1.2.Nuclear Threats -- 1.3.Eco-Threats and Tipping Points -- 1.4.Staying within Planetary Boundaries -- 1.5.Climate Change -- 1.6.Clean Energy---and a `Plan B'? -- 2.Humanity's Future On Earth -- 2.1.Biotech -- 2.2.Cybertechnology, Robotics, and AI -- 2.3.What about Our Jobs? -- 2.4.Human-Level Intelligence? -- 2.5.Truly Existential Risks? -- 3.Humanity In A Cosmic Perspective -- 3.1.The Earth in a Cosmic Context -- 3.2.Beyond Our Solar System -- 3.3.Spaceflight---Manned and Unmanned -- 3.4.Towards a Post-Human Era? -- 3.5.Alien Intelligence? -- 4.The Limits And Future Of Science -- 4.1.From the Simple to the Complex -- 4.2.Making Sense of Our Complex World -- 4.3.How Far Does Physical Reality Extend? -- 4.4.Will Science `Hit the Buffers'? -- 4.5.What about God? -- 5.Conclusions -- 5.1.Doing Science -- 5.2.Science in Society -- 5.3.Shared Hopes and Fears
Control code
000064323458
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
viii, 256 pages
Isbn
9780691180441
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1028209978
Label
On the future : prospects for humanity, Martin Rees
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1.Deep In The Anthropocene -- 1.1.Perils and Prospects -- 1.2.Nuclear Threats -- 1.3.Eco-Threats and Tipping Points -- 1.4.Staying within Planetary Boundaries -- 1.5.Climate Change -- 1.6.Clean Energy---and a `Plan B'? -- 2.Humanity's Future On Earth -- 2.1.Biotech -- 2.2.Cybertechnology, Robotics, and AI -- 2.3.What about Our Jobs? -- 2.4.Human-Level Intelligence? -- 2.5.Truly Existential Risks? -- 3.Humanity In A Cosmic Perspective -- 3.1.The Earth in a Cosmic Context -- 3.2.Beyond Our Solar System -- 3.3.Spaceflight---Manned and Unmanned -- 3.4.Towards a Post-Human Era? -- 3.5.Alien Intelligence? -- 4.The Limits And Future Of Science -- 4.1.From the Simple to the Complex -- 4.2.Making Sense of Our Complex World -- 4.3.How Far Does Physical Reality Extend? -- 4.4.Will Science `Hit the Buffers'? -- 4.5.What about God? -- 5.Conclusions -- 5.1.Doing Science -- 5.2.Science in Society -- 5.3.Shared Hopes and Fears
Control code
000064323458
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
viii, 256 pages
Isbn
9780691180441
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1028209978

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