What Are You Optimistic About?: Today's Leading Thinkers on Why Things Are Good and Getting Better
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The nightly news and conventional wisdom tell us that things are bad and getting worse. Yet despite dire predictions, scientists see many good things on the horizon. John Brockman, publisher of Edge, the influential online salon, recently asked more than 150 high-powered scientific thinkers to answer a vital question for our frequently pessimistic times: What are you optimistic about? Spanning a wide range of topics - from string theory to education, from population growth to medicine, and even from global warming to the end of the world - What Are You Optimistic About? is an impressive array of what world-class minds have weighed in to offer carefully considered optimistic visions of tomorrow. Their provocative and controversial ideas may rouse skepticism, but they might possibly change our perceptions of humanity's future.