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Geoengineering, transhumanism and even teleportation are on the horizon in Jim Al-Khalili's new book, What's Next?

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10 Oct 2017

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Want to know what's next for the human race? Step into Jim Al-Khalili's time machine Thought the science of the future was all hoverboards and space travel? Think again. Every day, scientists come up with the ingenious solutions and surprising discoveries that will define our future. So here, Jim Al-Khalili and his crack team of experts bin the crystal ball and use cutting-edge science to get a glimpse of what's in store. From whether teleportation is really possible (spoiler: it is), to what we'll do if artificial intelligence takes over, What's Next? takes on the big questions. And along the way, it'll answer questions like Will we find a cure to all diseases? An answer to climate change? Will bionics make us into superheroes? Touching on everything from genetics to transport, and nanotechnology to teleportation, What's Next? is a fascinating, fun and informative look at what's in store for the human race.
Can playing shoot-em-ups make you tougher? Can paracetamol help with humiliation as well as headaches? Join Dr Emma Byrne, author of Swearing is Good For You, to relive some of the inventively painful experiments that have unlocked the relationship between emotion and pain. Audience participation is only for the brave!
28th October is a historic date in the modern Greek calendar: 'OXI' (NO!) day, the date when in 1940 dictator Metaxas said NO to the Italian would-be occupiers. Say YES to a day of fascinating talks from a range of top authors from the world of Classics, including Paul Cartledge, Adrian Goldsworthy, Edith Hall, Natalie Haynes, Kathryn Lomas, Catherine Nixey, Bijan Omrami, Ian Ross, Michael Scott, Kathryn Tempest and Jerry Toner. There will, of course, also be the return of the ever-popular balloon debate!