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The Frontiers Collection

How Should Humanity Steer the Future?

Editors: Aguirre, Anthony, Foster, Brendan, Merali, Zeeya (Eds.)

  • Published in cooperation with the renowned physics "think-tank" Foundational Questions Institute, FQXi
  • Specially reworked versions of the most exciting essays of over 150 submissions
  • Suggests several novel ideas and unusual priorities for keeping human society "on the rails" in a rapidly changing world
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About this book

The fourteen award-winning essays in this volume discuss a range of novel ideas and controversial topics that could decisively influence the course of human life on Earth. Their authors address, in accessible language, issues as diverse as: enabling our social systems to learn; research in biological engineering and artificial intelligence; mending and enhancing minds; improving the way we do, and teach, science; living in the here and now; and the value of play.
 
The essays are enhanced versions of the prize-winning entries submitted to the Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi) essay competition in 2014. FQXi, catalyzes, supports, and disseminates research on questions at the foundations of physics and cosmology, particularly new frontiers and innovative ideas integral to a deep understanding of reality, but unlikely to be supported by conventional funding sources.

About the authors

Anthony Aguirre
Brendan Foster
Zeeya Merali

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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Hardcover 72,79 €
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Softcover 72,79 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
How Should Humanity Steer the Future?
Editors
  • Anthony Aguirre
  • Brendan Foster
  • Zeeya Merali
Series Title
The Frontiers Collection
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-20717-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-20717-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-20716-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37340-9
Series ISSN
1612-3018
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 175
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