This is a very important book for our life and times. It is about how our technologies have shaped us. The book is visionary and a fascinating read.
Every technology we rely on today was created by the human mind, seeking to understand the universe around us. Scientific knowledge is our most precious possession and our future will be shaped by the breakthroughs to come.
In this personal, visionary and fascinating work, Turok, one of the world’s leading theoretical physicists, explores the transformative scientific discoveries of the past three centering, from classical mechanics, to the nature of light, to the bizarre world of the quantum, and the evolution of the cosmos.
Each new discovery has, over time, yielded new technologies causing paradigm shifts in the organization of society. Now, he argues, we are on the cusp of another major transformation: the coming quantum revolution that will supplant our current, dissatisfied digital age.
Facing our brave new world, Turok calls for creatively re-inventing the way advanced knowledge is developed and shared, and opening access to the vast, untapped pools of intellectual talent in the developing world.
Scientific research, training, and outreach are vital to our future economy, as well as powerful forces for peaceful global progress.
The book is elegantly written and it is deeply provocative, and highly inspirational. This book is above all about the future of science, society, and ourselves.
Rating: 5 stars