THIS WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING- Edited by John Brockman.
“This Will Change Everything offers seemingly radical but actually feasible ideas with the potential to change the world.”—Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel
Editor John Brockman continues in the same vein as his popular compilations What Are You Optimistic About and What Have You Changed Your Mind About with This Will Change Everything. Brockman asks 150 intellectual superstars “what game-changing scientific ideas and developments do you expect to live to see?” Their fascinating responses are collected here, from bestselling author of Atonement Ian McEwan to Nobel Prize-winning physicist Frank Wilczek to electronic music pioneer Brian Eno to writer, actor, director, and activist Alan Alda." Amazon,
As Ive mentioned before on Know Brainer, The Edge.org book series always pose incredibly interesting questions. This 2009 edition is hands down my FAVORITE. Often people (scientists especially) are hesitant to speculate but in this edition they are asked to do exactly that. Guess. What will change our "reality" in the near future. Sci-fi fans will love it! Like the rest of the series, its an easy read, compartmentalized, wonderful for people like me who have limited time to binge-read (my favorite thing to do). Each chapter (or answer) is limited to under 5 pages and will be thought-provoking in itself, as well as when compared to subsequent answers if read in order. A definite MUST.