The Resource What Should We Be Worried About? : Real Scenarios That Keep Scientists Up at Night, John Brockman, (ebook)

What Should We Be Worried About? : Real Scenarios That Keep Scientists Up at Night, John Brockman, (ebook)

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What Should We Be Worried About? : Real Scenarios That Keep Scientists Up at Night
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What Should We Be Worried About?
Title remainder
Real Scenarios That Keep Scientists Up at Night
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John Brockman
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eng
Summary
Drawing from the horizons of science, today's leading thinkers reveal the hidden threats nobody is talking about-and expose the false fears everyone else is distracted by. What should we be worried about? That is the question John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org ("The world's smartest website"-The Guardian), posed to the planet's most influential minds. He asked them to disclose something that, for scientific reasons, worries them-particularly scenarios that aren't on the popular radar yet. Encompassing neuroscience, economics, philosophy, physics, psychology, biology, and more-here are 150 ideas that will revolutionize your understanding of the world. Steven Pinker uncovers the real risk factors for war * Mihaly CSIkszentmihalyi peers into the coming virtual abyss * Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek laments our squandered opportunities to prevent global catastrophe * Seth Lloyd calculates the threat of a financial black hole * Alison Gopnik on the loss of childhood * Nassim Nicholas Taleb explains why firefighters understand risk far better than economic "experts" * Matt Ridley on the alarming re-emergence of superstition * Daniel C. Dennett and george dyson ponder the impact of a major breakdown of the Internet * Jennifer Jacquet fears human-induced damage to the planet due to "the Anthropocebo Effect" * Douglas Rushkoff fears humanity is losing its soul * Nicholas Carr on the "patience deficit" * Tim O'Reilly foresees a coming new Dark Age * Scott Atran on the homogenization of human experience * Sherry Turkle explores what's lost when kids are constantly connected * Kevin Kelly outlines the looming "underpopulation bomb" * Helen Fisher on the fate of men * Lawrence Krauss dreads what we don't know about the universe * Susan Blackmore on the loss of manual skills * Kate Jeffery on the death of death * plus J. Craig Venter, Daniel Goleman, Virginia Heffernan, Sam Harris, Brian Eno, Martin Rees, and more
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Midwest
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1941-
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Brockman, John
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303.4909/05
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • 1941-
  • 1954-
  • 1942-
  • 1953-
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  • Brockman, John
  • Pinker, Steven
  • Vinge, Vernor
  • Rees, Martin J.
  • Dennett, D. C.
  • Dyson, George
  • Nesse, Randolph M
  • Sumner, Seirian
  • Hannay, Timo
  • Tegmark, Max
  • Sterling, Bruce
  • hoopla digital
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  • Science
  • Science
  • Social prediction
  • Worry
  • Fear
  • Electronic books
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adult
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What Should We Be Worried About? : Real Scenarios That Keep Scientists Up at Night, John Brockman, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9780062296245
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What Should We Be Worried About? : Real Scenarios That Keep Scientists Up at Night, John Brockman, (ebook)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780062296245
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(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
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c
Publisher number
MWT11913716
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remote
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11913716
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MWT11913716
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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