From Publishers Weekly
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"People often say life is 'just one thing after another.' But it isn't. It's a whole lot of things after a whole lot of other things. Not change, but a tapestry of change. Stan Schmidt has taken that idea and projected it into the future, exploring not only the effects of this or that innovation, but the effects of all of them in concert. An exciting - and cautionary - vision." -- Michael F. Flynn, author of Eifelheim and The January Dancer
"Stanley Schmidt brings a broad intelligence and crisp writing style to this lucid and necessary book. His demonstration and analysis of how diverse technological and social forces come together in unexpected ways helps explain how we got to this perilous stage in human history, and what dangers and wonders we might expect just beyond the near horizon." -- Joe Haldeman, MIT professor and author of The Forever War, Forever Peace and The Accidental Time Machine
"[W]arns us of the problems inherent in the runaway growth of technology, but also describes the almost unimaginable benefits that can occur when different technologies come together in a happy marriage. The overall effect is uplifting and inspiring; if you think the world has changed a lot in the past twenty years, as someone once said 'you ain't seen nothin' yet'." -- John Gribbin, University of Sussex, and author of The Scientists: A History of Science Told Through the Lives of Its Greatest Inventors