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What's Next : Even scientists can't predict the future - or can they? / edited by Jim Al-Khalili.

Contributor(s): Al-Khalili, Jim, 1962- [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London, England : Profile Books, 2017Copyright date: ©2017Description: vi, 250 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1781258953; 9781781258958.Other title: Whats next?.Subject(s): Science | Science -- ForecastingDDC classification: 501.12 Summary: In What's Next? eighteen top scientists and experts explore what's in store for the human race. Their topics range from the mind-bending (quantum computing and synthetic biology) to the important (climage change and energy) and the truly futuristic (time travel and telelportation). And along the way, they'll show how to rebuild society in the event of an apocalypse, and what a turtle-egg omelette can teach us about saving the planet. Entertaining, informative and filled with groundbreaking science, this is your guide to what the future holds. -- Provided by publisher.
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Thought the science of the future was all hoverboards and space travel? Think again.Every day, scientists come up with the ingenious solutions and surprising discoveries that will define our future. So here, Jim Al-Khalili and his crack team of experts bin the crystal ball and use cutting-edge science to get a glimpse of what's in store. From whether teleportation is really possible (spoiler: it is), to what we'll do if artificial intelligence takes over, What's Next? takes on the big questions. And along the way, it'll answer questions like: Will we find a cure to all diseases? An answer to climate change? Will bionics make us into superheroes?Touching on everything from genetics to transport, and nanotechnology to teleportation, What's Next? is a fascinating, fun and informative look at what's in store for the human race.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

In What's Next? eighteen top scientists and experts explore what's in store for the human race. Their topics range from the mind-bending (quantum computing and synthetic biology) to the important (climage change and energy) and the truly futuristic (time travel and telelportation). And along the way, they'll show how to rebuild society in the event of an apocalypse, and what a turtle-egg omelette can teach us about saving the planet. Entertaining, informative and filled with groundbreaking science, this is your guide to what the future holds. -- Provided by publisher.