• by Steven Kotler
  • Narrated by Tom Parks
  • 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

New York Times, Wired, Atlantic Monthly, Discover bestselling author Steven Kotler has written extensively about those pivotal moments when science fiction became science fact...and fundamentally reshaped the world. Now he gathers the best of his best, updated and expanded upon, to guide listeners on a mind-bending tour of the far frontier, and how these advances are radically transforming our lives. From the ways science and technology are fundamentally altering our bodies and our world (the world's first bionic soldier, the future of evolution) to those explosive collisions between science and culture (life extension and bioweapons), we're crossing moral and ethical lines we've never faced before.
As Kotler writes, "Life is tricky sport - and that's the emotional core of this story, the real reason we can't put Pandora back in the box. When you strip everything else away, technology is nothing more than the promise of an easier tomorrow. It's the promise of hope. And how do you stop hope?"
Join Kotler in this fascinating exploration of our incredible next: a deep dive into those future technologies happening now - and what it means to be a part of this brave new world.


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Customer Reviews

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Interesting but not what I expected

This book is quite interesting to losten. But my expectations were much higher. I thought it will spark a huge interest in me to speculate and discuss our future development with friends. Like gadgets installed in our hands, no more screens etc. it covers these issues just a little bit. I think this book could have been focused on one or two subjects and cover them in greater detail. Instead of dispersing an attention all over the place.
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- Olya

Covers a lot of different topics in many industries

Very interesting and facilitating technology discussed. Some sections drag on a bit and you feel like you're watching a documentary. Good research and evidence presented but you have no doubt on the political leanings of the author as he paints one side favorable and the other to be ignorant, science-stopping roadblocks. However, good book overall that gets you thinking about the technology of tomorrow.
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- ErnieA

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-12-2015
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio