Deep Futures: Our Prospects for Survival
What is the future of humanity? Will we survive this century and, if we do, how well will we survive into the next millennium? This text addresses these questions, looking at what has been forseen by serious future-gazers and scientists for the prospects of the human and post-human lineage.
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