‘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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See 1 question about Radical Evolution…. This is a timely, important book, and a fascinating read. Mar 20, Dennis rated it liked it. A very intriguing look at current technology in genetics, robotics, and several other fields. Byatt’s Babel Tower or Shakespeare,e. 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.
The book talks about early one of the greatest advancements Radical Evolution, were do I begin. May 09, Pages Buy.
For instance, it seems particularly significant to evlution that most of the development of the innovative technologies he discusses is being driven by the military, DARPA more specifically. Professors have nagged me not to use quotes in such an awkward fashion, but here I paid ten dollars for a book rife with that exact faux pas.
We might manage to destroy ourselves. May 12, Ubiquitousbastard rated it it was ok Shelves: Garreau continues on with possible future implications concerning the new technologies. I love the cover of the book. What I liked about Garreau’s approach here is that he groups it into the dystopian, the utopian, and the mixed or balanced views. Jul 28, Shelley rated it really liked it. The scenarios in this book, however, leave out room for one key component and that is God.
In this radival, it worked as a great companion to the fiction to balance out how close we are in achieving some radically different ways to change our culture and ourselves. Feb 15, Gavin Leech rated it liked it.
Dec 15, Philip Cosand rated it really liked it. Cyber-security and Threat Politics: It’s a lot of interesting information that makes you think. When I started the book, I assumed that everything that could be said would be contained in the first section and the rest would be dragged out and a chore to read.
But this is sadly just the way science journalism is doneand Garreau is later courageous in half-endorsing Pop jel of near-future technological accelerations and explosions. The middle ground, called Prevail describes a time wh What a very interesting book, at times hopeful and at times very scary.
Like all of Garreau’s books, written a bit breezily but contains solid, thought-provoking material. This Book deals with the idea of controlling human evolution, mostly though cybernetic and mechanical ways. May 17, Pages Buy.
It reads like a very long Sunday feature article. May 09, Pages. Or, as some argue, to hell—where unrestrained technology brings about the ultimate destruction of our species?
Aug 12, Anne rated it it was amazing. We face four types of dislocating technologies: I am sure that in the 10 years that it was published, there is much more to discuss. Garreau says is on the futures menu. He looks closely at scientific efforts to enhance human capability through technology and our increasing understanding of the genome.
Okay, I guess there was some “evolution” to this, but I kind of would have been more interested in the discussion of gene manipulation or selection and what kind of different types would be used first, stuff like that. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Now, Joel Garreau is not a scientist, and one could probably argue that it’s better to chase down some of the more technical works in the extremely useful “Recommended Reading” section of Radical Evolution rather than depend on the author’s ability to explain topics in which he has no personal expertise.
The book confronts technological and ethical issues.
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It is a book about what our world is becoming today, not fifty years out. The speculative nature of the book can seem a bit grating at points because the author seems to be laying on the “Gee-Willikers” effect rather heavily–sensationalizing things that are relatively unspectacular to anyone with a technical imagination; you know, the people that would most likely be interested in reading a book like this. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Well-researched, and beautifully written, Joe Garreau brings his well-honed journalism skills to bear on rsdical most vexing question humankind has ever faced: In Joel’s case, that’s a great thing.