What the Future Looks Like by Jim al-Khalili audiobook

What the Future Looks Like: Scientists Predict the Next Great Discoveries―and Reveal How Today’s Breakthroughs are Already Shaping Our World

By Jim al-Khalili
Read by Pete Cross

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7.69 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781520098173

Every day, scientists conduct pioneering experiments with the potential to transform how we live. Yet it isn’t every day you hear from the scientists themselves! Now, award-winning author Jim Al-Khalili and his team of top-notch experts explain how today’s earthshaking discoveries will shape our world tomorrow—and beyond. Pull back the curtain on genomics, robotics, AI, the Internet of Things, synthetic biology, transhumanism, interstellar travel, colonization of the solar system, teleportation, and much more. And find insight into big-picture questions such as: Will we find a cure to all diseases? The answer to climate change? And will bionics one day turn us into superheroes?These scientists are interested only in the truth—reality-based and speculation-free. The future they conjure is by turns tantalizing and sobering: There’s plenty to look forward to, but also plenty to dread. And undoubtedly the best way to for us to face tomorrow’s greatest challenges is to learn what the future looks like—today.

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Every day, scientists conduct pioneering experiments with the potential to transform how we live. Yet it isn’t every day you hear from the scientists themselves! Now, award-winning author Jim Al-Khalili and his team of top-notch experts explain how today’s earthshaking discoveries will shape our world tomorrow—and beyond.

Pull back the curtain on genomics, robotics, AI, the Internet of Things, synthetic biology, transhumanism, interstellar travel, colonization of the solar system, teleportation, and much more.

And find insight into big-picture questions such as:

  • Will we find a cure to all diseases?
  • The answer to climate change?
  • And will bionics one day turn us into superheroes?

These scientists are interested only in the truth—reality-based and speculation-free. The future they conjure is by turns tantalizing and sobering: There’s plenty to look forward to, but also plenty to dread. And undoubtedly the best way to for us to face tomorrow’s greatest challenges is to learn what the future looks like—today.

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Author Bio: Jim al-Khalili

Author Bio: Jim al-Khalili

Jim al-Khalili is a quantum physicist, author, and broadcaster based at the University of Surrey in England. He received his PhD in theoretical nuclear physics in 1989 and has published more than a hundred research papers on the subject. He is a well-known presenter on British television and radio, and his many popular science books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages. He is a recipient of the Royal Society of London’s Michael Faraday Prize and the Institute of Physics Kelvin Medal. In 2016 he received the inaugural Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 7.69
Audience: Adult
Language: English