THE NEXT FIFTY YEARS: Science in the First Half of the Twenty-First Century
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3.47 of 5 stars 3.47  ·  rating details  ·  260 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Scientists love to speculate about the direction research and technology will take us, and editor John Brockman has given a stellar panel free rein to imagine the future in The Next Fifty Years. From brain-swapping and the hunt for extraterrestrials to the genetic elimination of unhappiness and a new scientific morality, the ideas in this book are wild and thought-provokin...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 6th 2003 by Phoenix Press (first published 2002)
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خليل  الضويحي
كتاب رائع ممتع شيق غريب ...
ينقلك إلى عالم تعجز حتى على تخيلة يكشف عن عقول لا تتصور انها تشاركك نفس الجينات البشرية ..! أنهم علماء يصنعون المستقبل الذي نعيشة بخيال خصب وأفكار مجنونة لكنها قابلة للتطبيق مع الوقت

فكرة الكتاب عبارة عن مجموعة مقالات لـ 25 عالم في مجالات مختلفة كل عالم يضع تصوره لمستقبل العلم في مجالة خلال الخمسين سنة القادمة

وينقسم الكتاب إلى فصلين الأول يتحدث عن المستقبل نظريا ً و الثاني يتحدث عن المستقبل عمليا ً
ويتناول الكتاب في القصل الأول عدة مواضيع منها مستقبل طبيعة الكون والرياضي...more
Mohamed Abdelsttar
كتاب ممتع جدا ومفيد
مقالات ل 25 عالم عن توقعهم لحال العلم والعالم بعد 50 عام من الآن
الجزء التاني من الكتاب "التطبيقي" كان اكثر امتاعا من الجزء الأول "النظري"

اعجبني مقالات:

- عقول يمكن استبدالها
- ما سيتعلمه العلماء من الأطفال
- مستقبل السعادة
- العقل والمخ والنفس
- السيطرة علي المرض
- في ظل الثقافة
Jul 24, 2014 Ramy is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
== ريفيو اثناء القراءة==

الكتاب مجموعة من 25 مقال علمى لعلماء فى مختلف المجالات كل واحد منهم طلب منه ببساطة كتابة مقال عن تصور شكل مجاله خلال خمسين سنة

لى سمولين عالم فيزياء نظرية- مستقبل طبيعة الكون
يقول للتنبؤ بحالة العلم او الفيزياء ع الاقل بعد خمسين عام من الان...يجب ان نرى ما كان يفكر فيه الفيزيائيون من 50 عام و هل حققوه ام لا....و عدد 7 نقاط حل منها العلماء 3و لاا يزال الباقى قيد البحث....و قال انه ما قبل 50 عام كانت احيانا المسائل الفيزيائى تنحل ما بعد 50 عام......more
Xavier Guillaume
Feb 10, 2012 Xavier Guillaume rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one unless they're heavily interested in science
Shelves: non-fiction
This book has a lot of interesting foresight of the next fifty years of our future, although this book was written roughly ten years ago, so foresight of the next forty years of our future. I especially like the idea that all people can easily afford to have their genome charted so that we will all know our proclivity towards certain diseases. What else was interesting was one essayist imagined we would have the Internet implanted into our brains.

There are a few downsides I found in this book. 1...more
Several science popularizers, some but not all of them scientists, speculate on the state of science circa 2050. Commerce and education will largely move into cyberspace, as will much white-collar work. There will be synthetic life, possibly incorporating silicon and germanium in place of carbon. Depression will be understood and conquered like smallpox. Genome sequencing will be cheap, and connections between genes and susceptibility to disease will be understood, so the first thing a doctor wi...more
An excellent series of essays from some of the brightest minds in psychology, biology and other fields of science. While most of the writers are dedicated to scientific studies of the mind and brain, the implications and insights reach far beyond neuroscience and psychology into genetics, evolution, technology and other things. Some of the writers do seem to want to establish a profound prediction in hopes that sometime in the future someone will point out that they were right, but most of the w...more
Granadian Knight
كتاب رائع غير أنه محزن في آن.
تدفق هائل للمستجدات العلمية و المشاريع المزمع إنهائها في غضون الخمسين سنة المقبلة. هذا ما يجعل الكتاب رائعا لكنه محزن لأنه يعطينا فكرة جلية عن مدى التخلف الذي نعيش فيه كعالم عربي. يخطط الناس لزراعة -ليس شجرة ينبغي معالجتها لتصلح كأثاث- طاولة جاهزة فقط إنطلاقا من التعديل الجيني. بالمناسبة، من كان يضن أن جينات البطاطس أكثر عددا و تعقيدا من جينات الإنسان؟!!!!!!!
مقالتي المفضلة ضمن الكتاب: اندماج الجنس البشري و الآلات
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The Next Fifty Years is a bet for how the world will look like not to far away in the future. There are a lot of disturbing data that can make the reader feel a little stressed about their children's future; but there are also a lot of good news such as the claim that unemployment will be almost unexistent because there are so many new organizations that need talent ... good news for skilled workers; though bad news for unski...more
Mar 24, 2008 Weyl rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people interested in future technology
Shelves: popular-science
A surprisingly good set of essays on science and technology in the next 50 years. Contains some massive heavyweights such as Lee Smolin, Ian Stewart, Richard Dawkins, Steven Strogatz, Paul Davies and Stuart Kauffman all of whom are great popular science authors. A great mix of cosmology, physics, biology and psychology. In the second half of the book there are some highly enjoyable futurist ones in the computer science and psychology direction. Pretty much every essay in there is of a high stand...more
Andrew William
There are good insights but some places get too carried away into a different zone of thoughts
هيكون حلو لو اتعمل فيلم وثائقي
Considering the considerations with limited time and scope I think the authors did the best they could in their respective fields.

My only complaint is with the guy who thinks schools will die out because they just teach kids to memorize facts. This guy must be confusing his own education with what he thinks will happen. To think all schools will not adapt to educational policy and technology changes is short-sighted.

All in all a great series of essays based on the best of what they[the authors]...more
Reem Sleem
الترجمة من أسوأ ما يكون ,,, ده غير بعض المقالات محزنة جدا بالنسبة لى من الناحية الفكرية و الفلسفية !
لكن بالتأكيد معظمها مجالات غاية فى الاهمية و الروعة للبحث فيما ورائها بس مش بنمطية الصور ذاتها التى يتخذونها , و فتحت علي العديد من الأفكار و تحليل بعض المشكلات الفكرية و العلمية و الانسانية و الكونية ...
Dec 10, 2007 Kate rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of science
Is there a shelf for "couldn't finish reading b/c it felt a little too much like homework"? i got halfway through and really enjoyed some of the softer essays...especially the one on the science of happiness. but then whatever science kick i was on when i bought it faded and i gave it to my mom.
Jonathan El-Bizri
A bit dated, and short-sighted. I didn't pick up that much from this book that wasn't covered better elsewhere, or was no longer relevant. There are a couple of chapters that were worth the read, however.
It was very interesting. Some of the articles were too technical for easy enjoyment, but the broad variety of thought on the current state and future changes in science was very enlightening.
Harim Park
다양한 주제를 다루고 있는데, 정보기술의 한 면에서만 이야기 해보자면, 10년 전에 이 책을 읽은 이는 트위터의 잠재적 개발자였다. 미래학자나 이를 그리는 이들은 현실 보다 너무 일찍 미래를 그리는 경향이 있지만, 정보기술만은 그렇지 않다. 정보기술을 다룬다면 언제나 이 에디터를 따라 다녀라.
Oct 24, 2008 Morgan rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: cct
Interesting ideas about what will happen in the next half-century. I enjoyed the psychology articles and the ideas that we are going to genetically engineer happiness.
Mostafa Rasslan
كتاب جيد ينقسم لقسمين الاول نظرى بحت يحتاج لقدر معين من المعرفه بالعلوم التى يتناولها .. والثانى عملى اكثر اضافه وافاده من القسم الاول ..
Some neat concepts. Varying writing quality (expected in a book of this type). Found it a bit dated.
Ben Hackel
A nice collection of essays in a variety of fields.
Al-waleed Kerdie
ترجمة تعيسة لأبعد الحدود
Alon Gutman
Just not good.
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