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

On the future : prospects for humanity, Martin Rees

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On the future : prospects for humanity
Title
On the future
Title remainder
prospects for humanity
Statement of responsibility
Martin Rees
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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
Summary
A world-renowned scientist and the author of Our Final Hour offers a provocative and inspiring look at the future of humanity and science, arguing that humans must think differently and harness technologies in the correct way to ensure their survival
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
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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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