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Title What the future looks like : scientists predict the next great discoveries and reveal how today's breakthroughs are shaping our world / edited by Jim Al-Khalili.

Publication Info. New York : The Experiment, LLC, 2018.


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Description 240 pages ; 21 cm
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Note Originally published as: What's next? / edited by Jim Al-Khalili (London : Profile Books, 2017).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-227) and index.
Contents The future of our planet : demographics, conservation, and climate change. Demographics / Philip Ball -- The biosphere / Gaia Vince ; Climate change / Julia Slingo -- The future of us : medicine, genetics, and transhumanism. The future of medicine / Adam Kucharski -- Genomics and genetic engineering / Aarathi Prasad -- Synthetic biology / Adam Rutherford -- Transhumanism / Mark Walker -- The future online : AI, quantum computing, and the internet. The cloud and "internet of things" / Naomi Climer --tCybersecurity / Alan Woodward --tArtificial intelligence / Margaret A. Boden -- Quantum computing / Winfried K. Hensinger -- Making the future : engineering, transportation, and energy. Smart materials / Anna Ploszajski -- Energy / Jeff Hardy -- Transportation / John Miles -- Robotics / oel Sharkey -- The far future : time travel, the apocalypse, and living in space. Interstellar travel and colonizing the solar system / Louisa Preston -- Apocalypse / Lewis Dartnell -- Teleportation and time travel / Jim Al-Khalili.
Summary "Science fact, not science fiction, on the cutting-edge developments that are already changing the course of our future. Every day, scientists conduct pioneering experiments with the potential to transform how we live. Yet it isn't every you hear from the scientists themselves! Now, award-winning author Jim Al-Khalili and his team of top-notch experts explain how today's earthshaking discoveries will shape our world tomorrow--and beyond. The scientists in the pages are interested only in the truth-- reality-based and speculation-free. The future they conjure is by turns tantalizing and sobering: There's plenty to look forward to, but also plenty to dread. And undoubtedly the best way to for us to face tomorrow's greatest challenges is to learn what the future looks like-- today"--From back cover.
Subject Science -- Forecasting.
Technological forecasting.
Science -- Forecasting. (OCoLC)fst01108253
Technological forecasting. (OCoLC)fst01144998
Genre/Form Nonfiction.
Added Author Al-Khalili, Jim, 1962- editor.
Ball, Philip, 1962- Demographics.
Vince, Gaia. Biosphere.
Slingo, Julia, 1950- Climate change.
Kucharski, Adam. Future of medicine.
Prasad, Aarathi. Genomics and genetic engineering.
Rutherford, Adam. Synthetic biology.
Walker, Mark (Mark Alan). Transhumanism.
Climer, Naomi. Cloud and "internet of things".
Woodward, Alan. Cybersecurity.
Boden, Margaret A. Artificial intelligence.
Hensinger, Winfried K. Quantum computing.
Ploszajski, Anna. Smart materials.
Hardy, Jeff. Energy.
Miles, J. (John), 1960- Transportation.
Sharkey, Noel. Robotics.
Preston, Louisa. Interstellar travel and colonizing the solar system.
Dartnell, Lewis. Apocalypse.
Al-Khalili, Jim, 1962- Teleportation and time travel.
Added Title What's next? (London, England)
Other Form: Online version: New York : The Experiment, [2018] 9781615194711 (DLC) 2017060642
ISBN 9781615194704 (paperback)
1615194703 (paperback)

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