What the Future Looks Like

Scientists Predict the Next Great Discoveries and Reveal How Today's Breakthroughs Are Already...
Narrated by: Pete Cross
Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
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Every day, scientists conduct pioneering experiments with the potential to transform how we live. Yet it isn't every day you hear from the scientists themselves! Now, award-winning author Jim Al-Khalili and his team of top-notch experts explain how today's earthshaking discoveries will shape our world tomorrow - and beyond.

Pull back the curtain on genomics, robotics, AI, the Internet of Things, synthetic biology, transhumanism, interstellar travel, colonization of the solar system, teleportation, and much more.

And find insight into big-picture questions such as: 

  • Will we find a cure to all diseases? 
  • The answer to climate change? 
  • And will bionics one day turn us into superheroes?

These scientists are interested only in the truth - reality-based and speculation-free. The future they conjure is by turns tantalizing and sobering: There's plenty to look forward to, but also plenty to dread. And undoubtedly the best way to for us to face tomorrow's greatest challenges is to learn what the future looks like - today.

©2018 Jim Al-Khalili (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Very Disappointing

I should have deduced that a bunch of genius scientists would attempt to make a case for how bad man is. Instead of being excited by what the future holds, I found myself being depressed as I was told what uncaring narcissistic pests we are. Frankly, I'm tired of hearing that BS; not only from this book but the media at large. I love Jim al-Khalili, but this so far is not his best work. He should stick to explaining the universe(s).

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I didn't expect this to be political...

...but there it was in the intro: President Trump is likened to other natural disasters. I am so tired of science being bent to support any and all political agendas that I am returning this book.

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