A Journey from the Past to the Edge of Tomorrow (Future of Humanity, Social Aspects of Technology)
This book is aimed at readers from 18 years upward from all backgrounds and ages who are excited, concerned, or downright frustrated, about the future we’re building together, and who want to know more about how to get it right. The book’s unique blend of science, philosophy, and humanity, together with its accessible style, will appeal to readers who are trying to make sense of the future and our collective responsibility toward it, but who don’t want to be preached at. Aimed at readers: i. Readers who are worried about how human activities are damaging the environment and harming society, and are looking for novel insights into how to build a more just and sustainable future. ii. Readers who are intrigued and excited by current developments in science and technology, but are concerned about their potential impacts on current and future generations. iii. Readers who enjoy books that weave together science and philosophy to provide new perspectives on what it means to be human in the 21st century. iv. Readers who have a passing interest in the future or are concerned by headlines that paint a bleak picture of the future, and are looking for a quick and easy read that will keep them hooked, while making them think. v. Readers who are actively seeking thoughtful and novel insights into what the future means, and our relationship with it. vi. Readers who actively seek out books about the future and how we can influence it (such as Yuval Noah Harari’s Homo Deus), and are looking for new ideas and insights. vii. Readers who are tired of opinionated, hyperbolic, preachy books about the future, and who are desperately looking for something that’s more inclusive and accessible.