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‘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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He doesn’t ask too many difficult questions of his subjects, or himself really. He also gives examples for converging Technologies for improving Human performance.

I found it fascinating and perhaps necessary to read, and even scary if I weren’t protected by the coating of optimism that lets me vote for the ‘prevail’ theory. Aug 12, Anne rated it it was amazing.

It gets my A out of 5. Garreau’s Radical Evolution reminded me of two other recent books-by-journalists I’ve read: May 17, Pages Buy. Still, in a book where predictions are being made for, and ; there is much to deal with that evooution still current.

Heaven, Hell, Prevail, and Transcend. Especially the “Transcend” and “Prevail” scenarios outlined by the author.

Radical Evolution

It reads like a thriller, informs like a textbook, engages like a love note. The basics are still there, though. For instance, it seems particularly significant to me that most of the development of the inno Funny now this book already feels kind of dated, and not because we have advanced any closer to the “singularity” since it was published, but because joeo occasional outbursts of gee-whiz enthusiasm seem a product of a different time.

Ultimately, we are still in control of how technological advancements play out, for better or for worse. Jan 30, Janice rated it really liked it Shelves: Unfortunately his prose is Gladwellian, full of glib pop references and leaden line-break punch-lines. Garreau falls into a pattern: Or, as some argue, to hell—where unrestrained technology brings garreaau the ultimate destruction of our species?


Books by Joel Garreau. The result is as insubstantial as a local TV news story: Technology is advancing faster than evolutikn ever has, and that garteau challenges with it. Professors have nagged me not to use quotes in such an awkward fashion, but here I paid ten dollars for farreau book rife with that exact faux pas. The book was actually written by a journalist, which made the book’s content very accessible. Very interesting and, sooner or later, necessary to think through all this from a confessional standpoint.

We might create a Utopia. Within the GRIN technologies Genetics, Robotics, Information, and NanotechologyGarreau presents the latest advancements and how they could lead to four different scenarios: Garreau gives loads of stage time to two dogmatic cranks from radial side: It’s fine travel writing, but it’s kind of out of place.

Published May 9th by Broadway Books first published January 1st Information power has been His most recent touch point is referencing the film, Minority Report. Garreau talks about Moores Law, which he says is the reason that electronics capacity doubles every 18 months, and this time fram will shorten e. Some of the ideas Garreau presents seem more sensationalist than scientific. Where will they lead us? The book was actually written by a journalist, which made t Wow – I learned of this book from Tom’s brother.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Dec 01, James Cambias rated it it was ok. Radical Evolution, were do I begin. But he maintains a journalistic neutrality in presenting alternative viewpoints, which makes this book great food for thought and a starting point for discussion of what we want our future to look like. Also by Joel Garreau. I’m not terribly pleased with the manner in which Garreau embedded quotes, either.


Humanity, however, will go on, and not some pseudo-humanoid society. Sep 27, Saleh MoonWalker rated it really liked it Shelves: More information about Radical Evolution: Yet he never wonders about the implications of this for his various future scenarios. Through advances in genetic, robotic, information and nanotechnologies, we are altering our minds, our memories, our metabolisms, our personalities, our progeny – and perhaps our very souls.

There’s some analysis, which might be a drag under any other circumstances, but it works really well in this case; giving the narrative a down-to-earth feeling that it might not otherwise have. Oct 22, Dee rated it did gardeau like it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Radical Evolution is a look garrrau how rapid and fundamental advances in technology could produce enormous changes in human life and even in what we define as “human” in a relatively short time.

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 ebolution 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. We face four types of dislocating technologies: Feb 13, Samira Elytess rated it really liked it Shelves: Jan evoluttion, Mark rated it liked it Shelves: Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now.

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