on March 30, 2009
I picked this title for my review because this happens to be the title of a book I wrote 58 years ago. Stock writes pretty much what I would write if I were motivated to write a new book on the same subject. I am an old man by now, with diminished motivation. Stock reaches the same conclusion that I reached, but with extensive documentation and current evidence. I wish Stock had picked a different title for his work and also stressed to a greater extent that the emergence of a Global Super Organism is fully in line with the evolutionary process. I highly recommend this book to all those interested in the human future.
Fred Kohler [..]
on December 14, 2005
Yvette Borcia and I review business books relating to our consulting practIce. But I had to tell you about Metaman, which I read a few years ago. It remains clear in my mind, as few books ever will. If you seek knowledge and true insight, Gregory Stock has written a book that I think you will love. I quote Stock in capturing a bit of the essence of this book: "An understanding of Metaman clarifies the fundamental dynamics shaping human society."
I own and cherish my copy, as I believe you will too. In fact I have two copies-one I read and robustly marked up, one in mint condition that I hold for the future. A book of this stature comes along only once in a very great while! Read and appreciate it.
on June 8, 2001
Well-researched, densely packed, but highly readable and completely free of academic jargon and New Age leaps of faith. I came away from the book a believer - optimistic for the very-long run, maybe not for us in the 21st century, but for those who will come later on. This is a good antidote to post-Sept 11, 2001 pessimism, but only if you take a long-view.