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Predictions By Sian Griffiths

Predictions
by Sian Griffiths

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Each of the 30 predictions here is followed by a profile of the writer, setting his or her work in context and explaining the theories or inventions. Taken as a whole, the book provides a snapshot of the state of knowledge across a broad range of fields at the millennium's end.
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Predictions: Thirty Great Minds on the Future by Sian Griffiths

These predictions about the 21st century are from 30 of today's best-known minds - including Richard Dawkins, Umberto Eco, J.K. Galbraith, Steven Pinker, and Peter Singer. The predictions outline the discoveries/changes that the contributors expect to see happen in their field in the 21st century. Each prediction is followed by a profile of the writer, setting his or her work in context and explaining the theories or inventions. Taken as a whole, the book provides a snapshot of the state of knowledge across a broad range of fields at the millennium's end. Chemist Carl Djerassi, inventor of the contraceptive pill, predicts the setting up of fertility banks, full of frozen sperm and eggs, where couples who want to have children will open accounts. Philosopher Peter Singer predicts that animals will be granted the same rights as humans. Nobel physicist Steven Weinberg expects that in the next century there will be an answer to the question "What are the Laws of Everything?" Cybernetics professor Kevin Warwick describes a future where humans will be able to read one anothers thoughts, by means of electronic implants in the human body. Economist J.K. Galbraith hopes for controls on the nuclear threat.

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Predictions Reviews


"What would millennium fever be without predictions about what the future holds? This fascinating book offers thoughtful essays from a multinational melange of well-regarded thinkers."--Booklist
"Well organized, well presented, and stimulating"--Suzanne W. Wood, Library Journal


"What would millennium fever be without predictions about what the future holds? This fascinating book offers thoughtful essays from a multinational melange of well-regarded thinkers."--Booklist
"Well organized, well presented, and stimulating"--Suzanne W. Wood, Library Journal

"What would millennium fever be without predictions about what the future holds? This fascinating book offers thoughtful essays from a multinational melange of well-regarded thinkers."--Booklist
"Well organized, well presented, and stimulating"--Suzanne W. Wood, Library Journal


"What would millennium fever be without predictions about what the future holds? This fascinating book offers thoughtful essays from a multinational melange of well-regarded thinkers."--Booklist


"Well organized, well presented, and stimulating"--Suzanne W. Wood, Library Journal


About Sian Griffiths



Sian Griffiths is the features editor of The Times Higher Education Supplement, editor of Beyond the Glass Ceiling and co-editor (with Jennifer Wallace) of Consuming Passions: Food in the Age of Anxiety. He lives in the UK.

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GOR002000246
Predictions: Thirty Great Minds on the Future by Sian Griffiths
Sian Griffiths
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Oxford University Press
2000-05-01
352
0192862103
9780192862105
N/A
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