Engineering on the Edge: The Future of Nanotechnology and Robotics

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AuthorHouse, 2004 - Business & Economics - 152 pages
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…In this book, Keeping it Real in an Unreal World, Michael Jean Nystrom-Schut examines the reality of illusion (or the illusion of reality?). He talks about how we can come to pursue our best efforts at finding something that resembles a path through the foggy haze of an earth-dwellers life, and the fuzzy twists and turns and convolutions of existence.

If our voyage is one of expectation, our reality will become just that. It's a perceptual thing; how we each perceive it is a highly individual matter. If you keep an open mind, Michael's promise is that rewards will come out of your enthusiastic reading participation.

Don't assume you know anything whatsoever about real life; it goes better for us when we think of it like that. In reality, each day we start out new, and each new day presents itself with an entirely new set of illusions.

In sorting out the illusions, we have the chance to make things happen in our lives.

The book is presented in five sections. To begin with, in Section One the whole matter of reality and illusion is examined. The next section talks about the individual self, and what reality means to him.

The third section explores reality close to home, in the lives of our mind, and with our friends and family.

Section Four moves into the outer world, where a global view of reality is addressed.

Finally, in the last section (Five), Michael takes on the great and perennial metaphysical questions, doing his best to apply the human notions of "God" and "Universe" to the world of the thinking self.

Michael admits he is only sharing thoughts on how he narrowly see things. You will hopefully have your own spin on reality, different from everyone else in the world. Keeping it real comes in many shapes, sizes and colors. Each of us looks at it uniquely, and what you are about to experience in this book is merely one tiny sliver of reality perspective.

When you are finished reading the book, it is Michael's hope that you will have given more consideration to the matter of what's real and not real for yourself. And that you will take valuable living information from it. 

Reality. It's a funny thing. How we negotiate our way through it goes a long ways towards whether we adapt or fail in our experiences and encounters with life.

Enjoy your journey, both through the book, and through life!  

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