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The meaning of the 21st century : a vital blueprint for ensuring our future / James Martin
Bib ID 3775052
Format BookBook
Author
Martin, James, 1933-
 
Description New York : Riverhead Books, 2006 
xi, 431 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 1573223239
Summary

"As Martin makes clear in The Meaning of the 21st Century, we can use our intelligence and technology to transform the world rather than destroy it. Drawing from his decades of experience as one of the world's most widely respected authorities on technology's impact on our lives, Martin offers astonishing - and surprisingly feasible - solutions for solving a wide array of problems, from repairing ocean ecosystems to lowering the global birth rate to coping with advances in nanotechnology."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • 1. The transition generation
  • 2. What got us into this mess?
  • 3. Rich kids and their trust funds
  • 4. Too many people
  • 5. The giant in the kitchen
  • 6. Destitute nations
  • 7. Climate catastrophe
  • 8. Invisible mayhem
  • 9. Genetically modified humans?
  • 10. Nanodeluge
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Technological forecasting.  |  Technology -- Social aspects.  |  Technology and civilization.
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