Future Humans

Author: Scott Solomon
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300224508
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An evolutionary biologist provides surprising insights into the changing nature of Homo sapiens in this “important and an entertaining read" (Choice). In Future Humans, evolutionary biologist Scott Solomon draws on recent discoveries to examine the future evolution of our species. Combining knowledge of our past with current trends, Solomon offers convincing evidence that evolutionary forces are still affecting us today. But how will modernization—including longer lifespans, changing diets, global travel, and widespread use of medicine and contraceptives—affect our evolutionary future? Solomon presents an entertaining and accessible review of the latest research on human evolution in modern times, drawing on fields from genomics to medicine and the study of our microbiome. Drawing together topics ranging from the rise of online dating and Cesarean sections to the spread of diseases such as HIV and Ebola, Solomon suggests that we are entering a new phase in human evolutionary history—one that makes the future less predictable and more interesting than ever before.

How To Draw Sci Fi Utopias And Dystopias

Author: Prentis Rollins
Editor: The Monacelli Press, LLC
ISBN: 1580934463
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The far future is going to be very good, or very bad-depending on which science fiction creator you ask. Visions of the future in speculative sci-fi have almost always fallen somewhere along a visual/conceptual spectrum, ranging from the extremely hopeful at one end to the extremely dire at the other. Star Trekpresents us with a 23rd century in which poverty, warfare, and ignorance have all been virtually eradicated, and in which mankind is united in the exploration and peaceful colonization of the furthest regions of the galaxy. The Matrixtrilogy presents us with a 22nd century in which most of humanity is enslaved by machines that rule the Earth's ravaged surface, and in which the few not so enslaved endure a hideously impoverished existence deep underground. In all of pop culture-in literature, film, and comics-this pattern is evident, with visions of tomorrow falling somewhere on this scale of optimism versus pessimism. And in recent years, science fiction films and other productions with utopian/dystopian elements have been appearing at a feverish pace-think of The Hunger Gamesseries, the Divergentseries, The Walking Dead, Elysium, and the revived Star Trekand Star Warsfilms. All of this reflects a deep psychological need, which is universal and perennial. Conjuring visions of the future-both the beautiful and the horrifying varieties-is one of the ways in which we unify our understanding of the present, and come either to accept it or demand that it be changed. And our individual temperaments are our biggest (and always unspoken) premises in how we envision the future.

Inventors Futuristic Visions

Author: Ernest Becerril
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1728345723
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This book was written to aim mankind in the right direction. With the EGM. The beginning and soon a better motor in the humankind hands. The future looks bright. Several warning signals directed to the mind of us to get us going in the right direction. Colonizing Planets and staying positive never to stop. I believe there will be an alien force out there and we have to be careful of what we say and do. Think before you speak. They use mind reading to communicate. Their science is so far above us that we have to be friendly at first until we learn more. In my lifetime, I would like to see Mars colonized with my version Spacecraft better that we have today. This is why I wrote the book. You need money and all the dummies have it.

The Future Affects The Past

Author: Tonnerre
Editor: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1434967727
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Engineering The Human

Author: Bert Jaap Koops
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642350968
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The volume is collection of articles treating the topic of human improvement/enhancement from a variety of perspectives – philosophical, literary, medical, genetic, sociological, legal etc. The chapters in this volume treat not only those aspects that most immediately come to mind when one thinks of ‘human enhancement’, such as genetic engineering, cloning, artificial implants and artificial intelligence etc. Somewhat less obvious aspects include evolutionary perspectives in connection with the prolongation of the human lifespan, plastic surgery since its beginnings, and questions such as whether the distinction between ‘natural’ and ‘artificial’ can really be drawn at all and how it has been conceived across the ages, or what the legal implications are of recent developments and techniques. Many papers make links to the representation of these developments in popular culture, from Jules Verne through Aldous Huxley to the movie Gattaca, address the hopes and fears that come with them as well as the question how realistic these are. While all chapters are written by scientists at the international top of their respective fields, all are accessible to a non-specialist audience and eminently readable. We believe that they represent a state-of-the art overview of questions that are of interest to a large audience. The book thus targets a non-specialist audience with an interest in philosophical, sociological, scientific and legal issues involved in both traditional and recent matters concerning the desire of mankind to improve itself, the human body, the human mind and the human condition. It is unique in that it brings together all these aspects within a coherent and cohesive collection.

Contemporary Futurist Thought

Author: Thomas Lombardo
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781467805957
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Contemporary Futurist Thought describes recent thinking about the future, dealing with both the hopes and the fears expressed in modern times concerning what potentially lies ahead. There are many such hopes and fears perhaps an overpowering number, competing with each other and swirling about in the collective mind of humanity. Psychologist and futurist Tom Lombardo describes this mental universe of inspiring dreams and threatening premonitions regarding the future. The book begins with an in-depth examination of the highly influential literary genre of science fiction, which Dr. Lombardo identifies as the mythology of the future. He next describes the modern academic discipline of future studies which attempts to apply scientific methods and principles to an understanding of the future. Social and technological trends in the twentieth century are then reviewed, setting the stage for an analysis of the great contemporary transformation occurring in our present world. Given the powerful and pervasive changes taking place across the globe and throughout all aspects of human life, the questions arise: Where are we potentially heading and, perhaps more importantly, where should we be heading? The final chapter provides an extensive review of different answers to these questions. Describing theories and approaches that highlight science, technology, culture, human psychology, and religion, among other areas of focus, as well as integrative views which attempt to provide big pictures of all aspects of human life, the book provides a rich and broad overview of contemporary ideas and visions about the future. In the conclusion, Dr. Lombardo assesses and synthesizes these myriad perspectives, proposing a set of key ideas central to understanding the future. This book completes the study of future consciousness begun in its companion volume, The Evolution of Future Consciousness. These two volumes, rich in historical detail and concise observations on the interrelatedness of a wide range of interdisciplinary topics, are a significant contribution to the field of future studies and a valuable resource for educators, consultants, and anyone wishing to explore the significance of thinking about the future.

The Futurist

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Time Travelers From Our Future

Author: Bruce Goldberg
Editor: Llewellyn Worldwide Limited
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In this book, Bruce Goldberg presents real-life case histories from patients who, through hypnotic regression, report strikingly similar experiences of being abducted by beings who represent us, as well as extra-terrestrial futuristic aliens.

Foundation

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Terminator 3

Author: Greg Kramer
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ISBN: 9780761543398
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Be the Ultimate Weapon ·Complete walkthrough of all 22 levels ·Detailed maps of every level ·Character profiles and stats for all humans and machines ·Deadly combat moves and combos ·Indispensable weapons stats and strategies for futuristic and modern-day weapons ·All secrets and hidden areas unlocked

Clashing Views On Social Issues

Author: Kurt Finsterbusch
Editor: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin
ISBN: 9780073397160
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Presents a variety of debates on such social issues as immigration, the family, same-sex marriage, economic inequality, welfare reform, education, crime, and feminism.

The Human Condition

Author: Nina Rosenstand
Editor: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
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This insightful new text uses examples from fiction and film to show how theories about human nature can be applied. By linking abstract theory to "real life" through story telling and story analysis, Nina Rosenstand offers a remarkably effective way of helping students understand, interpret, and evaluate our condition. This carefully crafted text will inspire students to keep asking what it is to be human.

Futuristic Science Stories

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Critical Psychology And Pedagogy

Author: Edmund V. Sullivan
Editor: Ontario Inst for Studies in
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Racism

Author: Mary E. Williams
Editor: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780737716306
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Presents a collection of articles about racism from a variety of diverse viewpoints.

Electronics

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How To Write Science Fiction Fantasy

Author: Orson Scott Card
Editor: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582971032
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Learn to write science fiction and fantasy from a master You've always dreamed of writing science fiction and fantasy tales that pull readers into extraordinary new worlds and fantastic conflicts. Best-selling author Orson Scott Card shows you how it's done, distilling years of writing experience and publishing success into concise, no-nonsense advice. You'll learn how to: utilize story elements that define the science fiction and fantasy genres build, populate, and dramatize a credible, inviting world your readers will want to explore develop the "rules" of time, space and magic that affect your world and its inhabitants construct a compelling story by developing ideas, characters, and events that keep readers turning pages find the markets for speculative fiction, reach them, and get published submit queries, write cover letters, find an agent, and live the life of a writer The boundaries of your imagination are infinite. Explore them with Orson Scott Card and create fiction that casts a spell over agents, publishers, and readers from every world.

The Humanistic Movement

Author: Frederick Joseph Wertz
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This book is an expanded version of a special issue of The Humanistic Psychologist (Vol. 20, Nos. 2 & 3). Its central claim is to show the contributions the humanistic movement has made and can make to the field of psychology. The material in this volume is now available to a wider audience than the journal subscribers and readers. The book is well-suited as a text for courses in humanistic psychology. The book is divided into three parts. The first covers historical and philosophical foundations of humanistic psychology. The second part includes methodological and conceptual advances. Part three deals with impact and future of humanistic psychology.