What's Next? Dispatches on the Future of Science by Max Brockman
Original Essays from a New Generation of Scientists (Vintage)

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Will climate change force a massive human migration to the Northern Rim?

How does our sense of morality arise from the structure of the brain?

What does the latest research in language acquisition tells us about the role of culture in the way we think?

What does current neurological research tell us about the nature of time?

This wide-ranging collection of never-before-published essays offers the very latest insights into the daunting scientific questions of our time. Its contributors—some of the most brilliant young scientists working today—provide not only an introduction to their cutting-edge research, but discuss the social, ethical, and philosophical ramifications of their work. With essays covering fields as diverse as astrophysics, paleoanthropology, climatology, and neuroscience, What's Next? is a lucid and informed guide to the new frontiers of science.

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About Max Brockman

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Max Brockman is the vice president of Brockman, Inc., a literary agency, and the editor of What's Next? Dispatches on the Future of Science. He also works with the Edge Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit organization that publishes the Edge newsletter (www.edge.com). He lives in New York City.
Published May 26, 2009 by Vintage. 258 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Editor Brockman, an agent at a ""literary and software agency,"" approached some of the world's rising science stars in a disciplines to explain how they're ""tackling some of science's toughest questions and raising new ones."" The 18 new essays that resulted evoke a fantastic cross-section of s...

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Nick Bostrom, a polymath currently the director of the Future of Humanity Institute, writes “How to Enhance Human Beings.” Although he acknowledges “that there is a grain of truth in the idea that nature has some wisdom,” he thinks “by systematically considering the limitations of the evolutionar...

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