Try Premium for 30 days

Live games for all NFL, MLB, NBA, & NHL teams
Commercial-Free Music
No Display Ads
The Next Fifty Years - Science in the First Half of the Twenty-First Century-logo

The Next Fifty Years - Science in the First Half of the Twenty-First Century

John Brockman

A brilliant ensemble of the world's most visionary scientists provides twenty-five original never-before-published essays about the advances in science and technology that we may see within our lifetimes. Theoretical physicist and bestselling author Paul Davies examines the likelihood that by the year 2050 we will be able to establish a continuing human presence on Mars. Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi investigates the ramifications of engineering high-IQ, geneticially happy babies. Psychiatrist Nancy Etcoff explains current research into the creation of emotion-sensing jewelry that could gauge our moods and tell us when to take an anti-depressant pill. And evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins explores the probability that we will soon be able to obtain a genome printout that predicts our natural end for the same cost as a chest x-ray. (Will we want to read it? And will insurance companies and governments have access to it?) This fascinating and unprecedented book explores not only the practical possibilities of the near future, but also the social and political ramifications of the developments of the strange new world to come. Also includes original essays by: Lee Smolin Martin Rees Ian Stewart Brian Goodwin Marc D. Hauser Alison Gopnik Paul Bloom Geoffrey Miller Robert M. Sapolsky Steven Strogatz Stuart Kauffman John H. Holland Rodney Brooks Peter Atkins Roger C. Schank Jaron Lanier David Gelernter Joseph LeDoux Judith Rich Harris Samuel Barondes Paul W. Ewald From the Trade Paperback edition.

A brilliant ensemble of the world's most visionary scientists provides twenty-five original never-before-published essays about the advances in science and technology that we may see within our lifetimes. Theoretical physicist and bestselling author Paul Davies examines the likelihood that by the year 2050 we will be able to establish a continuing human presence on Mars. Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi investigates the ramifications of engineering high-IQ, geneticially happy babies. Psychiatrist Nancy Etcoff explains current research into the creation of emotion-sensing jewelry that could gauge our moods and tell us when to take an anti-depressant pill. And evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins explores the probability that we will soon be able to obtain a genome printout that predicts our natural end for the same cost as a chest x-ray. (Will we want to read it? And will insurance companies and governments have access to it?) This fascinating and unprecedented book explores not only the practical possibilities of the near future, but also the social and political ramifications of the developments of the strange new world to come. Also includes original essays by: Lee Smolin Martin Rees Ian Stewart Brian Goodwin Marc D. Hauser Alison Gopnik Paul Bloom Geoffrey Miller Robert M. Sapolsky Steven Strogatz Stuart Kauffman John H. Holland Rodney Brooks Peter Atkins Roger C. Schank Jaron Lanier David Gelernter Joseph LeDoux Judith Rich Harris Samuel Barondes Paul W. Ewald From the Trade Paperback edition.
More Information

Description:

A brilliant ensemble of the world's most visionary scientists provides twenty-five original never-before-published essays about the advances in science and technology that we may see within our lifetimes. Theoretical physicist and bestselling author Paul Davies examines the likelihood that by the year 2050 we will be able to establish a continuing human presence on Mars. Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi investigates the ramifications of engineering high-IQ, geneticially happy babies. Psychiatrist Nancy Etcoff explains current research into the creation of emotion-sensing jewelry that could gauge our moods and tell us when to take an anti-depressant pill. And evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins explores the probability that we will soon be able to obtain a genome printout that predicts our natural end for the same cost as a chest x-ray. (Will we want to read it? And will insurance companies and governments have access to it?) This fascinating and unprecedented book explores not only the practical possibilities of the near future, but also the social and political ramifications of the developments of the strange new world to come. Also includes original essays by: Lee Smolin Martin Rees Ian Stewart Brian Goodwin Marc D. Hauser Alison Gopnik Paul Bloom Geoffrey Miller Robert M. Sapolsky Steven Strogatz Stuart Kauffman John H. Holland Rodney Brooks Peter Atkins Roger C. Schank Jaron Lanier David Gelernter Joseph LeDoux Judith Rich Harris Samuel Barondes Paul W. Ewald From the Trade Paperback edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Henry Leyva, Jennifer Wiltsie, Oliver Wyman, Simon Prebble

Length:

8h 35m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

06:26


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

26:06


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

20:03


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

21:01


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

18:59


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

19:42


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

20:53


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

20:30


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

15:57


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

20:31


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

15:19


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

22:40


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

30:14


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

22:29


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

20:30


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

22:35


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

18:48


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

20:06


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

17:23


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

26:28


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

22:25


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

19:36


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

24:03


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

17:24


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

25:07