The Coming Convergence: Surprising Ways Diverse Technologies Interact to Shape Our World and Change the Future

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Prometheus Books, 2008 - Computers - 270 pages
3 Reviews
This knowledgeable, fascinating glimpse into the future is a must read for everyone interested in technology, upcoming innovations in business, science fiction, and the future.

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User Review  - fpagan - LibraryThing

Not much profundity here, and more history than prognostication. The last 50 pages *do* address the future, and include some far-out ideas like mind uploading and space elevators, but offer little in the way of a possible timeline. Read full review

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User Review  - Shannon Appelcline - Goodreads

This is a non-fiction book ultimately theorizing about a singularity, where the graph of technological change goes vertical, but it does so by talking about how technology has evolved in the past and ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
9
Then Now and Tomorrow
15
Aviation and Big Buildings
49
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

STANLEY SCHMIDT, Ph.D., is the Editor of Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact magazine, for which he has received 16 Hugo Award nominations. He is the author of four novels, including Lifeboat Earth and Newton and the Quasi-Apple, and is a member of the Board of Advisors of the National Space Society.

ROBERT ZUBRIN, Ph.D., is an astronautics engineer whose work has been profiled in Newsweek and Air & Space/Smithsonian magazines. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Space Society and a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society.

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