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Description - Our Molecular Future by Douglas Mulhall

What Alvin Toffler's "Future Shock" was to the 20th century, "Our Molecular Future" will be to the 21st century. What will happen to our jobs, health care, and investments when the molecular revolution hits? How might artificial intelligence transform our lives? How can molecular technologies help us cope with climate changes, earthquakes, and other extreme natural threats? "Our Molecular Future" explores some intriguing possibilities that answer these questions and many others. Douglas Mulhall describes the exponential changes that are about to be wrought by the nanotechnology and robotic revolutions, which promise to reduce the scale of computing to the nanometre, a billionth of a meter, while increasing computing power to almost unimaginable levels. The resulting convergence of genetics, robotics, and artificial intelligence may give us hitherto undreamed-of capacities to transform our environment and ourselves.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781573929929
ISBN-10: 1573929921
Format: Hardback
Pages: 350
Imprint: Prometheus Books
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Douglas Mulhall

Douglas Mulhall is a sustainable development specialist and technology journalist. He has managed scientific institutes that pioneered adaptive technologies such as water recycling and flood prevention, in collaboration with governments, research laboratories, and multinational companies He has written articles for professional journals, newspapers, and magazines, including the Futurist and Nanotechnology magazine.