Watson, Richard

The Future : 50 ideas you really need to know - Hardcover - London : Quercus, 2012. - 208 p. : 21 cm. - 50 ideas you really need to know .

Machine generated contents note: Politics &​ Power
01.Ubiquitous surveillance
02.Digital democracy
03.Cyber &​ drone warfare
04.Water wars
05.Wane of the West
Energy &​ Environment
06.Resource depletion
07.Beyond fossil fuels
08.Precision agriculture
09.Population change
10.Geo-engineering
The Urban Landscape
11.Megacities
12.Local energy networks
13.Smart cities
14.Next-generation transport
15.Extra-legal &​ feral slums
Technological Change
16.An internet of things
17.Quantum &​ DNA computing
18.Nanotechnology
19.Gamification
20.Artificial Intelligence
Health &​ Well-Being
21.Personalized genomics
22.Regenerative medicine
23.Remote monitoring
24.User-generated medicine
25.Medical data mining
Social &​ Economic Dimensions
26.Living alone
27.Dematerialization
28.Income polarization
29.What (&​ where) is work?
30.The pursuit of happiness
Towards a Post-Human Society
Contents note continued: 31.Human beings version 2.0
32.Brain-machine interfaces
33.Avatar assistants
34.Uncanny Valley
35.Transhumanism
Space: The Final Frontier
36.Alt.Space &​ space tourism
37.Solar energy from space
38.Moon mining
39.Space elevators
40.Alien intelligence
Doomsday Scenarios
41.Mobile radiation
42.Biohazards &​ plagues
43.Nuclear terrorism
44.Volcanoes &​ quakes
45.The sixth mass extinction
Unanswered Questions
46.The Singularity
47.Me or we?
48.Mind modification
49.Is God back?
50.Future shock.

"What will the world look like in 2020, 2030 or even 2100? How will progress in scientific research affect human life in the areas of health and lifestyle, energy and the environment, politics and conflict, space exploration and even the ultimate questions of existence? This book offers an electrifying trip through the wonders - and terrors - awaiting us over the next hundred years. The ideas explored include: Therapeutic cloning; Regenerative medicine; Nanotechnology; Quantum computers; Cyberwarfare; Space colonies; The nature of consciousness; Digital democracy." --Publisher description.

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Forecasting.
Discoveries in science -- Forecasting.
Technological forecasting.

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