By Jonathan Margolis
A desirable examine the long run, as you've by no means visible it.
Ten years from now, do we have a tiny computer surgically inserted in an earlobe, in a position to connecting to cellphone strains and the web? Fifty years from now, will atomic-sized robots substitute surgeons? 100 years from now, rather than taking the bus, can we easily teleport to paintings? all of it might sound like very unlikely technological know-how fiction, yet lately, so did jogging at the moon. Journalist Jonathan Margolis interviews major thinkers in such fields as genetics, medication, neurobiology, quantum physics, robotics, computing device technological know-how, and house commute to discover the place we're going, and what it's going to appear like whilst - and if - we get there.
Beginning with famously wrong previous visions of the long run - between them H.G. Wells, George Orwell, Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Hawking, and invoice Gates - Margolis examines a number of the unusual and tempting futures that can lie in shop for us. Politics, society, faith, and paintings are all destined for excellent alterations. What may possibly they be? How will they arrive approximately? Thought-provoking, fun, and totally unique, a short background of the following day is a deliciously compelling examine whatever all of us spend loads of time considering: the longer term.