Are You Optimistic About?:
Today's Leading Thinkers on Why
Things Are Good and Getting Better
by John Brockman
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 (www.edge.org), 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 world—What Are You
Optimistic About? is an impressive array of what world-class
minds (including Nobel Laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, New
York Times bestselling authors, and Harvard professors,
among others) 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.
About the Author
John Brockman is a writer, agent and publisher of the 'Third
Culture' website www.edge.org, the forum for leading scientists
and thinkers to share their research with the general public. He
is the author of THE THIRD CULTURE and the editor of several
anthologies including WHAT WE BELIEVE BUT CANNOT PROVE and WHAT
IS YOUR DANGEROUS IDEA?. He lives in New York.
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