The next fifty years : science in the first half of the twenty-first century / edited by John Brockman.

Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York : Vintage Books, c2002.
Description
xv, 301 p. : 21 cm.

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Subject(s)
ScienceForecasting [Browse]
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Notes
"A Vintage original"--T.p. verso.
Contents
pt. 1. The future, in theory -- The future of the nature of the universe / Lee Smolin -- Cosmological challenges: are we alone, and where? / Martin Rees -- The mathematics of 2050 / Ian Stewart -- In the shadow of culture / Brian Goodwin -- Swappable minds / Marc D. Hauser -- What children will teach scientists / Alison Gopnik -- Toward a theory of moral development / Paul Bloom -- The science of subtlety / Geoffrey Miller -- The future of happiness / Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi -- Will we still be sad fifty years from now? / Robert M. Sapolsky -- Fermi's "little discovery" and the future of chaos and complexity theory / Steven Strogatz -- What is life? / Stuart Kauffman -- pt. 2. The future, in practice -- Son of Moore's law / Richard Dawkins -- Was there a second genesis? / Paul Davies -- What is to come and how to predict it / John H. Holland -- The merger of flesh and machines / Rodney Brooks -- The future of matter / Peter Atkins -- Are we going to get smarter? / Roger C. Schank -- The complexity ceiling / Jaron Lanier -- Tapping into the beam / David Gelernter -- Mind, brain, and self / Joseph Ledoux -- What makes us the way we are: the view from 2050 / Judith Rich Harris -- Drugs, DNA, and the Analyst's couch / Samuel Barondes -- Brain scans, wearables, and brief encounter / Nancy Etcoff -- Mastering disease / Paul W. Ewald.
ISBN
0375713425 (trade paper)
LCCN
2001057368
OCLC
48450819
RCP
N - S