This Will Change Everything: Ideas That Will Shape the Future

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Harper Collins, Dec 22, 2009 - Science - 416 pages
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“This Will Change Everything offers seemingly radical but actually feasible ideas with the potential to change the world.”—Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel

Editor John Brockman continues in the same vein as his popular compilations What Are You Optimistic About and What Have You Changed Your Mind About with This Will Change Everything. Brockman asks 150 intellectual superstars “what game-changing scientific ideas and developments do you expect to live to see?” Their fascinating responses are collected here, from bestselling author of Atonement Ian McEwan to Nobel Prize-winning physicist Frank Wilczek to electronic music pioneer Brian Eno to writer, actor, director, and activist Alan Alda.

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User Review  - deldevries - LibraryThing

Almost all of the short articles are about other worlds, DNA, and related topics. Yawn. I didn't spend much time speed reading this. Read full review

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User Review  - Brad - Goodreads

This, like all Brockman books, is a huge collection of essays, each a few pages long. The quality is uneven, ranging from concisely eye-opening to briefly boring. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

The publisher of the online science salon, John Brockman is the editor of Know This, This Idea Must Die, This Explains Everything, This Will Make You Smarter, and other volumes.

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