The Human Race to the Future: What Could Happen — and What to Do
July 8, 2013
The Human Race to the Future: What Could Happen — and What to Do, by Dr. Daniel Berleant (388 pages), the first book published by the Lifeboat Foundation, is available free (Kindle version) to KurzweilAI readers on July 8 as a one-day promo.
A non-fiction book verging on science fiction, its imaginative future scenarios include colonizing the planet Mercury (it has water at the poles), GPS-enabled clocks replace daylight savings time, mind-reading replaces keyboards, cheap genomes, smart pills, the Asteroid Apocalypse, global warming vs. Big Ice, and live anywhere, work anywhere — an hour’s work yields a week’s (radically genetically engineered) food.
“Mandatory reading for anyone trying to grasp where civilization is heading” — Zoltan Istvan, author, The Transhumanist Wager.