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The future of humanity. Global civilization and China's rejuvenation.

Author: Zhouying Jin
Publisher: Bristol : Intellect Ltd 2019.
Series: Intellect China Library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Future of Humanity' seeks to answer the question: "What kind of global civilization should human beings pursue and what do we have to do collectively?," one a question that has preoccupied scholars, philosophers, and politicians for centuries. In doing so, the book tackles concepts as monumental as the keys to happiness, alien nonconventional intelligence, immortality, morality, and China's possible role in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zhouying Jin
ISBN: 9781783209255 1783209259
OCLC Number: 1225910412
Description: 293 p.
Contents: PrefaceTheodore Jay GordonPrefaceGuangbi DongCommentLane JenningsAcknowledgements Introduction: Where Are Human Beings Headed? About human evolutionWhat is technology?On the future of civilizationThe sustainable development of human beingsUnderstanding ChinaChapter 1: Deep Concern over the Direction of Technology DevelopmentThe technological revolution now unfoldingThe syndrome of technology worshipAnxiety disorder due to technologyConcerns over the direction of human evolutionChapter 2: What is Technology? Technology in the broad senseSoft technology has been ignored for a long timeThe significance of understanding soft technologyWhat determines the direction of technological innovation?Chapter 3: The Crisis in Human Civilization Driven by the Theory of Scientific and Technological OmnipotenceThe imminent disaster facing science and technologyThe crisis of human civilizationThe integration of hard and soft technologies in the field of human life and its risksHuman progress as the ability to control their own destinyChapter 4: What Kind of Civilization Should Human Beings Pursue? Exploring the future evolution of humanity from social-humanity perspectivesWhat kind of civilization should human beings pursue after industrial civilization?The global civilization - the cultural foundation for jointly building future human happinessChapter 5: Future Civilization and Sustainable Human Development Redefining sustainable developmentHuman sustainability depends on what civilization we chooseRealizing sustainable development by adopting a systemic solution (the example of China)Chapter 6: The Difficult Task of Creating a 'Global Civilization'The transformation of civilization has a long way to goThe development mode of each country can and should be unique basic principlesBeyond Global Civilization - the most worthy goal for human beingsProspect of the Great CivilizationChapter 7: Can Humans Eventually Create a Great Civilization?Education and the power of persuasionHuman beings can and should agree on common valuesIdeal human societies have certain characteristics in commonHuman beings have never stopped striving to realize the ideal societyChapter 8: Global Civilization and China's RejuvenationPromoting green and innovative production activities (the transformation of economic development)Protecting and Recycling Natural Resources and Economizing to Attain Reasonable Development (transforming the resource application model)Repairing, restoring, and protecting the environment (transforming the ecological protection model)Promoting social progress, building a harmonious society (transforming the social development model)Population trial (transforming the population development model)Striving to build an innovative country (from imitative innovation to independent innovation)Institutional experiment (implementing a socialist system with Chinese characteristics)China 2050: A splendid future lies ahead, but dangers still existChapter 9: The Responsibility of Our Generation Reaching consensus is keyChanging how we think is the precondition for achieving consensus educationA better future cannot be predicted, but it can be created tolerance and visionary thinkingBe bold to take responsibilityTransmitting the goal of realising the Great Civilisation to the next generation
Series Title: Intellect China Library.
Responsibility: Zhouying Jin.

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The Future of Humanity' seeks to answer the question: "What kind of global civilization should human beings pursue and what do we have to do collectively?," one a question that has preoccupied scholars, philosophers, and politicians for centuries. In doing so, the book tackles concepts as monumental as the keys to happiness, alien nonconventional intelligence, immortality, morality, and China's possible role in bringing about a better world joining this global discussion.0To navigate these many and complex topics, Jin combines the spiritual insights of ancient Chinese thinkers with a deep respect for the accomplishments and discoveries of modern Western science, exploring and explaining her distinct vision for a what a better, global future civilization could be.00Transl. from Chinese by Lane Jennings and Ying Bai.

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