Wednesday, May 28, 2014
What Should We Be Worried About? by John Brockman
published in 2014 478 pages
John Brockman is the publisher of the website Edge.org and has compiled 150 essays by some of the smartest people in the world. These essays are about what worries scientists the most.
Is it the idea that with 3D games becoming more and more real, will young people have trouble telling if game reality is the real reality?
When, not if, machines become smarter than humanity who will serve whom?
With technology responding faster and faster, will we lose the capacity for patience?
Civilization as we know it depends on people to maintain it. With the population shrinking, will civilization implode?
Of these 150 worries, most will never happen. But which of these worries will be the ones that do happen?
A fun book that raises interesting questions.