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Inspired by New York Times best-selling author Neal Stephenson, an anthology of stories, set in the near future, from some of today's leading writers, thinkers, and visionaries that reignites the iconic and optimistic visions of the golden age of science fiction.
In his 2011 article "Innovation Starvation", Neal Stephenson argued that we - the society whose earlier scientists and engineers witnessed the airplane, the automobile, nuclear energy, the computer, and space exploration - must reignite our ambitions to think boldly and do Big Stuff. He also advanced the Hieroglyph Theory which illuminates the power of science fiction to inspire the inventive imagination: "Good SF supplies a plausible, fully thought-out picture of an alternate reality in which some sort of compelling innovation has taken place."
In 2012, Arizona State University established the Center for Science and the Imagination to bring together writers, artists, and creative thinkers with scientists, engineers, and technologists to cultivate and expand on "moon shot ideas" that inspire the imagination and catalyze real-world innovations.
Now comes this remarkable anthology uniting 20 of today's leading thinkers, writers, and visionaries - among them Cory Doctorow, Gregory Benford, Elizabeth Bear, Bruce Sterling, and Neal Stephenson - to contribute works of "techno-optimism" that challenge us to dream and do Big Stuff. Engaging, mind-bending, provocative, and imaginative, Hieroglyph offers a forward-thinking approach to the intersection of art and technology that has the power to change our world.
©2014 Arizona State University (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers
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5 out of 5 stars
By D. Beaman on 10-08-14

SciFi that is very entertaining and scientific

Would you listen to Hieroglyph again? Why?

Very entertaining fiction that uses current science linked with current snd potential technologies... then provides links to actual discussions with the authors, scientists, and collaborators!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YES!

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By geoglyphiks on 10-17-17

Plenty of new ideas and inspirations in here!

Uplifting visions of where we can take our civilization. Some stories better than others, but the spirit running through them all is brilliant and sorely needed today.

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