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What's Next?

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Editor: Jim Al-Khalili
Imprint: Profile Books
Pages: 256
Subject: Science & Mathematics

What's Next?

Even Scientists Can’t Predict the Future – or Can They?

Jim Al-Khalili

Want to know what's next for the human race? Step into Jim Al-Khalili's time machine ...

9781781258958 (5 Oct 2017)

About the book

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.

About the author

Jim Al-Khalili OBE is an Iraqi-born British theoretical physicist, author and broadcaster. He is currently Professor of Theoretical Physics and Chair in the Public Engagement in Science at the University of Surrey. He has hosted several BBC productions about science, including BBC Radio 4's The Life Scientific.


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Additional Information

Editor: Jim Al-Khalili
Imprint: Profile Books
Pages: 256
Subject: Science & Mathematics

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