An Optimist's Tour of the Future (Google eBook)
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?'
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Review: AN Optimist's Tour of the Future: One Curious Man Sets Out to Answer "What's Next?"User Review - Andy Wilkins - Goodreads
Honestly, I did not finish this book so I can't give it a full review- this is just for my own records. This book has an interesting premise: finding various perspicacious individuals involved in ... Read full review
Review: AN Optimist's Tour of the Future: One Curious Man Sets Out to Answer "What's Next?"User Review - John - Goodreads
I was unsure about this and put off by the jaunty style, but nevertheless some of the people he talks to and the innovations he explains are interesting. The problem is that, while he does explain the ... Read full review
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CHAPTER 2The most wondrous map
CHAPTER 3My lab should not be trusted
CHAPTER 4Can you turn all the buttons on?
CHAPTER 5Like explaining Shakespeare to a dog
CHAPTER 6Invisibly small and magical
CHAPTER 7The biggest baddest kid on the block
CHAPTER 11The black phantom
CHAPTER 12A little bit of a bloody big amount
CHAPTER 13The President is busy
CHAPTER 14Making a road where there isnt one
CHAPTER 15Future shock
CHAPTER 16So whats next?
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