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The Resource Here be dragons : science, technology and the future of humanity, Olle Häggström

Here be dragons : science, technology and the future of humanity, Olle Häggström

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Here be dragons : science, technology and the future of humanity
Title
Here be dragons
Title remainder
science, technology and the future of humanity
Statement of responsibility
Olle Häggström
Title variation
Science, technology and the future of humanity
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The 21st century will most likely see even more revolutionary changes than the 20th, due to advances in science, technology and medicine. Particular areas where extraordinary and perhaps disruptive advances can be expected include biotechnology, nanotechnology, and machine intelligence. We may also expect various ways to enhance human cognitive and other abilities using, e.g., pharmaceuticals, genetic engineering or machine-brain interfaces - perhaps to the extent of changing human nature beyond what we currently think of as human. The potential benefits of all these technologies are enormous, but so are the risks, including the possibility of human extinction.--
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Häggström, Olle
Dewey number
303.4/83
Index
index present
LC call number
CB478
LC item number
.H338 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Technology and civilization
  • Technological innovations
  • Technological innovations
  • Technology and civilization
  • Technological innovations
  • Technology and civilization
  • Sozialer Wandel
  • Technische Innovation
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Here be dragons : science, technology and the future of humanity, Olle Häggström
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-273) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Science for good and science for bad -- Our planet and its biosphere -- Engineering better humans? -- Computer revolution -- Going nano -- What is science? -- The fallacious Doomsday Argument -- Doomsday nevertheless? -- Space colonization and the Fermi Paradox -- What do we want and what should we do?
Control code
ocn915509125
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 278 pages
Isbn
9780198723547
Lccn
2015937609
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780198723547
  • (OCoLC)915509125
Label
Here be dragons : science, technology and the future of humanity, Olle Häggström
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Science for good and science for bad -- Our planet and its biosphere -- Engineering better humans? -- Computer revolution -- Going nano -- What is science? -- The fallacious Doomsday Argument -- Doomsday nevertheless? -- Space colonization and the Fermi Paradox -- What do we want and what should we do?
Control code
ocn915509125
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 278 pages
Isbn
9780198723547
Lccn
2015937609
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780198723547
  • (OCoLC)915509125

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