|Title:||The Meaning of the 21st Century: A Vital Blueprint for Ensuring Our Future|
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|Publisher:||Riverhead Trade; New Ed edition (July 3, 2007)|
He started the "James Martin 21st Century School" at Oxford to get people thinking about the big, long-term challenges we face. Anyone new to the ideas of the Singularity and Transhumanism will find this book a good place to start. James Martin does a workmanlike job putting the challenges of the 21C into perspective. The books title is a little pretentious; better something simple like "Wake Up before it's too late" works for me. Probably could have delivered the same message with about 1/3 less words.
The 21st century is an extraordinary time – a century of extremes. We can create much grander civilizations or we could trigger a new Dark Age. There are numerous ways we can steer future events so as to avoid the catastrophes that lurk in our path and to create opportunities for a better world. A revolutionary transition is ahead of us, and our children have a vital role to play in it; so, there is so much that we need to teach them about their future. Today, most of the public and their leaders have remarkably little knowledge about the future.
Martin, James (DE-576)16214461X. Publication, Distribution, et. London . Eden Project Books, (c)2006. Physical Description: X, 431 S. : Il. graph. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book The meaning of the 21st century : a vital blueprint for ensuring our future, James Martin online for free.
Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Meaning Of The 21st Century: A Vital Blueprint For Ensuring Our Future. Part 3 dramatically spells out the risks we face in this century, and part 4 describes the prospects for the future if we can manage to harness our natural resourcefulness to our benefit for generations. Martin examines crucial issues in politics, economics, religion, technology, culture, and the environment to look at a variety of challenges we face: poverty, war, globalism, terrorism, disease, existential risk, and transhumanism (radical changes in human beings themselves, thanks to technology). Martin argues that evolution has shifted from a force largely driven by nature to something that.
The Meaning of the 21st Century: A Vital Blueprint for Ensuring Our Future is a 2006 nonfiction book by British technology consultant James Martin. It assesses technological challenges, dangers and opportunities facing the human race. The book lists and proposes solutions for 17 interlocked upcoming "megaproblems". Topics include nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, climate change and terrorism
Manufacturer: Eden Project Books Release date: 2 October 2006 ISBN-10 : 1903919843 ISBN-13: 9781903919842.
James Martin, one of the world's most widely respected authorities on the impact of technology on society, argues that we are living at a turning point in human history. We are travelling at breakneck speed into an era of extremes - extremes of wealth and poverty, extremes in technology, extremes in globalization. If we are to survive, we must learn how to manage them al. Although we face huge challenges and conflicts, Martin argues that it is in the scientific breakthroughs of the new century that we will find new hope
James Martin (author) – James Martin was a British Information Technology consultant and author, known for his work on information engineering. Martin was nominated for a Pulitzer prize for his book, The Wired Society, James Martin was born on 19 October 1933 in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, England. He earned a degree in physics at Keble College, Oxford, Martin joined IBM in 1959, and since the 1980s established several IT consultancy firms
James Martin, one of the world’s most widely respected authorities on the impact of technology on society, argues that we are living at a turning point in human history. Library descriptions. As Martin makes clear in The Meaning of the 21st Century, we can use our intelligence and technology to transform the world rather than destroy it. Drawing from his decades of experience as one of the world's most widely respected authorities on technology's impact on our lives, Martin offers astonishing - and surprisingly feasible - solutions for solving a wide array of problems, from repairing ocean ecosystems to lowering the global birth rate to coping with advances in nanotechnology.
The Meaning of the 21st Century A VItal Blueprint of Ensuring Our Future.