What's Next? (Paperback)

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

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.

Publication date: 05/10/2017

£8.99

ISBN: 9781781258958

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Science & Mathematics

Edited by: Jim Al-Khalili

What's Next? (Ebook)

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

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.

Publication date: 05/10/2017

£5.99

ISBN: 9781782833765

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B01N24JBVD

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Science & Mathematics

Edited by: Jim Al-Khalili

Reviews for What's Next?

'A collection of mind-boggling essays that are just the thing for firing up your brain cells'

 Saga

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 Observer

'[Aliens] goes far beyond the what and the where and the when of extraterrestrial-hunting to the biggest conundrum of all: why bother? ... This book is always lucid and sometimes unexpectedly beautiful'

 The Times

'With a handsome cover sprinkled with green glitter, and pages wittily edged in matching green, this is an ideal stocking-filler for keen alien-fanciers'

 Daily Mail

'Accessible and fun ... an utterly fascinating glimpse into all our potential futures'

Doug Johnstone Big Issue