What science knows about tomorrow's world: Artificial intelligence, transhumanism, climate threat, overpopulation... Our Life in 2050 - Edited by Jim Al-Khalili
Quanto Edition, March 2018 - 333 pages
Ua bicycle that fixes itself? A pill that'll put you out of a bad mood forever? Ready to go live in space, in a world where personalized medicine will take into account your DNA, and where artificial intelligence will take control?
The future, unpredictable on principle? You're wrong. Scientists already know what our world will look like in 2050. It will be totally different from the one we know today...
Eighteen world experts, each a specialist in his or her own field, explore in this book what the future holds. Topics range from the extraordinary (quantum computers and synthetic biology) to the fundamental (climate change and energy) to the frankly futuristic (time travel and teleportation). Along the way, they show us how to rebuild a society after a possible apocalypse, and what a turtle omelet at ½ufs can teach us about preserving the planet. Entertaining, informative and packed with explanations of the latest scientific advances, this book will stimulate your thinking and change your vision of the present and the future.
Jim Al-Khalili,An Englishman of Iraqi origin, Officer of the Order of the British Empire, is Professor of Theoretical Physics and Public Engagement in Science at the University of Surrey. He has hosted several science programmes, including The Life Scientific on BBC Radio 4. His books have been translated into 24 languages.