What happens here on Earth, in this century, could conceivably make the difference between a near eternity filled with ever more complex and subtle forms of life and one filled with nothing but base matter.
For many technological debacles, Rees places much of the blame squarely on the shoulders of the scientists who participate in perfecting environmental destruction, biological menaces, and ever-more powerful weapons. So is there any hope for humanity? Rees is vaguely optimistic on this point, offering solutions that would require a level of worldwide cooperation humans have yet to exhibit. If the daily news isn't enough to make you want to crawl under a rock, this book will do the trick. --Therese Littleton --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Thanks for a good read and a good shiver or two!
The same applies to global warming: the earth has been cooling for the last decade, and all those catastrophes predicted by the IPCC have not transpired at all.
The author should have trusted the intelligence of the reader a little more and actually been more descriptive in his science.
Once again an elite priveleged person has decided to project their inner angst into a narrative of apocalyptic claptrap. Read morePublished 2 months ago by hunter
This book should be on the must-read list for people throughout the world. Whether or not we are the only planet in the universe where sentience has arisen, we should act to avoid... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Donald R. Prescott
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Martin Rees is one of the most distinguished theoretical astrophysicists in the world. Read more
Sir Martin takes the reader on a tour of many of the things that can go very wrong in a world with extremely lethal exotic weapons and multiple extremist groups who may eventually... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jon Willis
Although the topic is daunting I was drawn to read more after the first few pages. Prof. Rees addresses each challenge with expertise, yet provides the encompassing breadth of the... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Chad M
Martin Rees has good insight into the dangers of our technological power. The book should make you realize that we live in a wonderful and dangerous time. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very interesting view of what the future may hold, especially if we don't learn to live together more peacefully, and cooperatively.Published 13 months ago by Frank T. Zotto
This book covers a number of dangers to the human race that may well put it to its end this century. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Yoda
Our Final Hour it is not a just "A READ", its a must "CONSIDER" for today's thinkers but be warned it's a sobering experience and not for the faint of heart.Published 20 months ago by curmudgeon