‘Radical Evolution’. By JOEL GARREAU JULY 3, . The people you will meet in Radical Evolution are testing these fundamental. Taking us behind the scenes with today’s foremost researchers and pioneers, bestselling author Joel Garreau shows that we are at a turning point. Radical Evolution has ratings and 52 reviews. It’s by Joel Garreau, a Washington Post writer who wrote two books I enjoyed immensely: The Nine Nations.
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Garreau applied the same personality-driven journalistic approach to his other two books, both of which I enjoyed immensely, and as a study of the people involved garreaj creating the future — for good or ill — it’s interesting and entertaining.
When I started the book, I garrau that everything that could be said would be contained in the first section and the rest would be dragged out and a chore to read. His most recent touch point is jjoel the film, Minority Report. The middle ground, called Prevail describes a time when a balance is maintained, although sometimes rather precariously.
Kurzweil booster technocratand Fukuyama neocon fearmonger as well as an unclassifiable polymath, Jaron Lanier.
Garreau also discusses other concepts like Singularity,Cyberkinetics. In the future rich people will have all kinds of neat toys and live forever, poor people will be useless in a world of automation, all this new tech will ravage the environment, and in the background superintelligent artificial intelligences will take over the world and prepare to exterminate us.
He responded to questions from members of gagreau audience. May 07, Sterling rated it it was amazing. This person says it will be good [insert clip], this person says it will be bad [insert clip].
Feb 13, Samira Elytess rated it really liked it Shelves: LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. The final stories were interesting and at the same time scary.
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I want to say rollicking account of the future of humanity’s “it’s complicated” relationship with technology. There’s some analysis, which might be a drag under raadical other circumstances, but it works really well in this case; giving the narrative a down-to-earth feeling that it might not otherwise have. Like all of Garreau’s books, written a bit breezily but contains solid, thought-provoking material.
Garreau is a member of the Global Business Network, which is a futurist think-tank kind of like a cross between the Bavarian Illuminati and the Justice League. Robotics and information technology holds the promise of giving humans access to almost infinite amounts of information — and the possibility of artificial intelligences as smart or smarter than ourselves.
Very interesting and, sooner or later, necessary to think through all this from a confessional standpoint. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Technology is advancing faster than it ever eadical, and that brings challenges with it. These are complicated issues, and jofl are opposing viewpoints. Pop account of near-future technological accelerations and explosions. The book was actually written by a journalist, which made t Wow evo,ution I learned of this book from Tom’s brother.
Mar 25, trickgnosis rated it it was ok Shelves: Apr 17, Dennis W rated it really liked it Shelves: Published May 9th by Broadway Books first published January 1st Naturally, any scientific text is going to be a snapshot of the time in which it was written. Mar 20, Dennis rated it liked it. Sep 27, Egolution MoonWalker rated radiczl really liked it Shelves: Other editions – View all Radical Evolution: Garreau writes that the increasing rate at which scientists are identifying genome components could result in longer lifespans for humans, less disease, and stronger bodies, among other breakthroughs.
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The book is quite fascinating overall and I really interesting read for anyone garreeau in the near future and what it holds. Garreau continues on with possible future implications concerning the new technologies. Whenever humans try to become Gods, it doesn’t end up well. Some of the ideas Garreau presents seem more sensationalist than scientific. The book confronts technological and ethical issues.
Through advances in genetic, robotic, information and nanotechnologies, we are altering our minds, our memories, our metabolisms, our personalities, our progeny—and perhaps our very souls. If you are looking for something to challenge yourself, this is a good one to pick up. Jun 17, Caroline rated it liked it Shelves: All the optimistic predictions about increased lifespan, increased intelligence, and increased wealth come true, and soon.
Unfortunately his prose is Gladwellian, full of glib pop references and leaden line-break punch-lines. Taking us behind the scenes with today’s foremost researchers and pioneers, Garreau reveals that the super powers of our comic-book heroes already exist, or are in development in hospitals, labs, and research facilities around the country — from the revved up reflexes and speed of Spider-Man and Superman, to the enhanced mental acuity and memory capabilities of an advance Taking us behind the scenes with today’s foremost researchers and pioneers, Garreau reveals that the super powers of our comic-book heroes already exist, or are in development in hospitals, labs, and research facilities around the country — from the revved up reflexes and speed of Spider-Man and Superman, to the enhanced mental acuity and memory capabilities of an advanced species.
Dec 10, Wesley Fox rated it it was amazing Shelves: Return to Book Page.
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Joel Garreau examines three different ideological bents in the transhuman or posthuman worldview. Dec 15, Philip Cosand rated it really liked it. With the help and insights of the gifted thinkers and scientists who are making what has previously been thought of as science fiction a reality, Garreau explores how these developments, in our lifetime, will affect everything from the way we date to the way we work, from how jol think and act to how we fall in love.