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This will change everything : ideas that will shape the future

Author: John Brockman
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, ©2010.
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"Edge.org presents 125 of today's leading thinkers ... [responding to the question,] 'What game-changing scientific ideas and developments do you expect to live to see?'"--Cover.
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Genre/Form: Forecasts
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Brockman
ISBN: 9780061899676 : 0061899674
OCLC Number: 419852004
Description: xxiii, 390 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: The Edge question : introduction / by Daniel C. Dennett --
Evolution changes everything / Scott Sampson --
DNA : writing the software of life / J. Craig Venter --
A change in who we are / PZ Myers --
The robotic moment / Sherry Turkle --
The brain-machine interface / James Geary --
Breaking the species barrier / Richard Dawkins --
Slippery expectations / Corey S. Powell --
The full flourishing of solar technology / Ian McEwan --
Personal genomics--or maybe not / Steven Pinker --
Our genes are not our fate / Dean Ornish --
A forebrain for the world mind / W. Daniel Hillis --
Future as present : a final experiment / Ernst Pöppel --
But we shall all be changed / Frank J. Tipler --
The credit crunch for materialism / Rupert Sheldrake --
The laptop quantum computer / Donald D. Hoffman --
Undo the present ; recall the past / Seth Lloyd --
Rounding an endless vicious circle / Alan Alda --
The idea of negative and iatrogenic science / Nassim Nicholas Taleb --
The feeling that things will get worse / Brian Eno --
Homesteading in Hilbert space / Frank Wilczek --
Revelation / Stefano Boeri --
The discovery of intelligent life from somewhere else / Douglas Rushkoff --
A cure for humankind's existential loneliness / Paul Saffo --
AI and intellectual mastery / John Tooby and Leda Cosmides --
Avoiding doomsday / Alexander Vilenkin --
Escaping the Gravity Well / David Dalrymple --
Synthetic biology with interplanetary reach / Dimitar Sasselov --
Life (or not) on Mars / Rodney Brooks --
A separate origin for life / Robert Shapiro --
Shadow biosphere / Paul Davies --
Laboratory earth colonies / John Gottman --
Interstellar viruses / George Dyson --
Computers are the new microscopes / Terrence Sejnowski --
Silicon immortality : downloading consciousness into computers / David Eagleman --
The implementation of life in engineered materials / Neil Gershenfeld --
Decoding the brain / Gary Marcus --
Cheap cryonic suspension of brains / Bart Kosko --
Superintelligence / Nick Bostrom --
Becoming robotic / Gregory Paul --
The synchronization of brains / Jamshed Bharucha --
Thinking small : understanding the brain / Irene Pepperberg --
Controlling the brain's plasticity / Leo M. Chalupa --
Never-ending childhood / Alison Gopnik --
The ebb of memory / Kevin Slavin --
Artificial self-replicating meme machines / Susan Blackmore --
Malthusian information famine / Charles Seife --
Reading minds / Kenneth W. Ford --
True lie detection / Sam Harris --
Radiotelepathy : direct communication from brain to brain / Freeman Dyson --
Little changes make the biggest difference / Barry C. Smith --
Neuronally expressed messages / Peter Schwartz --
A new kind of mind / Kevin Kelly --
The age of reputation / Gloria Orrigi --
Cracking open the lockbox of talent / Howard Gardner --
Culture / Timothy Taylor --
Molecular manufacturing / Ed Regis --
Resizing ourselves / Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster --
The actual, the possible, and the unimaginable / Marc D. Hauser --
Computing the embryo / Lewis Wolpert --
Homo evolutis / Juan Enriquez --
The open universe / Stuart Kauffman --
Living to a hundred and fifty / Gregory Benford --
Mastering death / Marcelo Gleiser --
No more time decay / Emanuel Derman --
West Antarctica and seven other sleeping giants / Laurence C. Smith --
Conserving the climate : will Greenland's melting ice the deal? / Stephen H. Schneider --
Climate will change everything / William Calvin --
Molecular manufacturing and climate change / Eric Drexler --
The mastery of climate / Stewart Brand --
The use of nuclear weapons against a civilian population / Lawrence Krauss --
Deployment of a significant rogue nuclear device / Gerald Holton --
Accidental nuclear war / Max Tegmark --
The breakdown of all computers / Anton Zeilinger --
The growing perception of a clash between safety and liberty / Dan Sperber --
Adopting rationality and sustainability / Patrick Bateson --
Fusion expectations / Roger Highfield --
Green oil / Alun Anderson --
Attempts at geoengineering / Oliver Morton --
Why don't running shoes biodegrade? / Daniel Goleman --
The shift from harvesting to manufacturing energy / Andrian Kreye --
The anthroposphere / Nicholas A. Christakis --
At last : technology will change education / Haim Harari --
Inexpensive customizable interactive e-texts for worldwide use / David G. Myers --
On basketball and science camps / Stephon H. Alexander --
A web-empowered revolution in teaching / Chris Anderson --
Wisdom reborn / Roger C. Schank --
Tracks and clusters / David Gelernter --
The mobile phone / Keith Devlin --
Energy and economics : the road to civilization 1.0 / Michael Shermer --
Undoing Babylon / Daniel L. Everett --
Soul travel for selfless beings / Thomas Metzinger --
Inside out : the epistemology of everything / Tor Nørretranders --
Changes in the changers / A. Garrett Lisi --
Neurocosmetics / Marcel Kinsbourne --
Neurophenomics + targeted stimulation = psychological optimization? / Brian Knutson --
Celebratory self-reengineering / Andy Clark --
A different kind of male subjectivity / Tino Sehgal --
Hidden persuaders '09 / Helen Fisher --
A lively gamete market / Henry Harpending --
Immortal cognition, boundless happiness / Marco Iacoboni --
A farewell to harm / Karl Sabbagh --
God need not actually exist to have evolved / Jesse Bering --
Proof of the Riemann hypothesis / Clifford A. Pickover --
The reality of time / Lee Smolin --
The existence of additional spacetime dimensions / Gino Segrè --
Black holes : the ultimate game changer? / Paul J. Steinhardt --
Better measurements / Gregory Cochran --
We are learning to make phenotypes / Mark Pagel --
The next step in human health care? / Ian Wilmut --
Broadening the spectrum of infectious causation / Paul Ewald --
Biological markers for mental illness / Eric Kandel --
Recognizing that the body is not a machine / Randolph Nesse --
The organism itself as the emergent meaning / Brian Goodwin --
Faster evolution means more ethnic differences / Jonathan Haidt --
Africa / James J. O'Donnell --
Epistemology will change the world / Lera Boroditsky --
Social media literacy / Howard Rheingold --
The decline of text / Marti Hearst --
The end of analytic science / Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi --
Coordinated computational power will change science / Lisa Randall --
Carniculture / Austin Dacey --
Exploitability / David M. Buss --
Post-rational economic man / David Berreby --
Nothing will change everything / Richard Foreman --
Beyond Boolean logic, digital manipulations, and numerical evaluations / Verna Huber-Dyson --
People who can intuit in six dimensions / Robert Sapolsky --
Massive technological failure / David Bodanis --
Happiness / Betsy Devine --
Our brave new map of the world / Christine Finn --
The unmasking of true human nature / Aubrey de Grey --
And if the big change doesn't arrive? / Carlo Rovelli --
"Everything" has already changed! / Kai Krause --
The slow-motion revolution / Robert R. Provine --
Why human nature will rebel / Nicholas Humphrey.
Other Titles: Ideas that will shape the future
Responsibility: edited by John Brockman.

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"Edge.org presents 125 of today's leading thinkers ... [responding to the question,] 'What game-changing scientific ideas and developments do you expect to live to see?'"--Cover.

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