‘Radical Evolution’. By JOEL GARREAU JULY 3, . The people you will meet in Radical Evolution are testing these fundamental. Taking us behind the scenes with today’s foremost researchers and pioneers, bestselling author Joel Garreau shows that we are at a turning point. Radical Evolution has ratings and 52 reviews. It’s by Joel Garreau, a Washington Post writer who wrote two books I enjoyed immensely: The Nine Nations.
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He talked about how human beings might change radicaal how that would change society or how society might regulate change. I met the author before I started reading this and he turns out to be one of those people you hear loud and clear through his prose.
The result is as insubstantial as a local TV news story: Garreau’s Radical Evolution reminded me of two other recent books-by-journalists I’ve read: If you are looking for something to challenge yourself, this is a good one to pick up. He also gives examples for converging Technologies for improving Human performance.
Garreai ask other readers questions about Radical Evolutionplease sign up. Thanks for telling us about the problem. However, that it radicaal written by garrsau journalist was also the reason I gave it four stars, when I probably would have given it five otherwise. But it could have been so much more. Technology is advancing faster than it ever has, and that brings challenges with it. I thought that the 80’s was fast and furious with the internet coming of age. Inventing the Future at M.
For instance, it seems particularly dvolution to me that most of the development of the innovative technologies he discusses is being driven by the military, DARPA more specifically. The middle ground, called Prevail describes a time wh What a very interesting book, at times hopeful and at times very scary. Or will they lead us, as some argue, to hell — where unrestrained technology brings about the ultimate destruction of our entire species?
Nov 27, Graham Bessellieu rated it liked it. Still holds up six years after it came out–I guess the singularity isn’t quite here yet. He starts with two considerations — that we are starting to have significant capabilities to alter ourselves and that it is possible that radical change can happen surprisingly quickly the Singularity. Just saying, it was enough that I stopped reading to gadreau about it.
And finally there’s the “Prevail” scenario, which is sort of “Heaven”-lite. But this is sadly just the way science journalism is doneand Garreau is later courageous in half-endorsing the transcendent transhuman rationale of beautiful bioprogressive Bostrom. As he says, he focuses on how technology changes people and how we live with one another rather than focusing on the mechanisms of the technology itself.
His projections range from a scenario where the latest in technology makes mankind virtually immortal, and life wonderful and without hardship, called the “Heaven” scenario, to a time when machines, robots, and computers rule the world, with humans as slaves, the “Hell” predictions.
Please try again later. Unfortunately his prose is Gladwellian, full of glib pop references and leaden line-break punch-lines.
Joel Garreau Limited preview – At this moment we are engineering the next stage of human evolution. Jan 15, Mark rated it liked it Shelves: Jul 28, Shelley rated it really liked it. Open Preview See a Problem? Looking for More Great Reads?
Oct 21, M. Ultimately, we are still in control of how technological advancements play out, for better or for worse. See 1 question about Radical Evolution…. He looks closely at scientific efforts to enhance human capability through technology and our increasing understanding of the genome.
But this is sadly just the way science journalism is doneand Garreau is later courageous in half-endorsing Pop account of near-future technological accelerations and explosions. The middle ground, called Prevail describes a time when a balance is maintained, although sometimes rather precariously. I love the cover of the book. May 07, Sterling rated it it was amazing. Through advances in genetic, robotic, information, and nanotechnologies, we are altering our minds, our memories, our metabolisms, our personalities, our progeny—and perhaps our very souls.
Its strength, as a work of journalism, is its varied cast of characters from Ray Kurzweil, to Francis Fukuyama, to Jaron Lanier.
Pop account of near-future technological accelerations and explosions. Through advances in genetic, robotic, information and nanotechnologies, we are altering our minds, our memories, our metabolisms, our personalities, our progeny—and perhaps our very souls.
Especially the “Transcend” and “Prevail” scenarios outlined by the author.