That includes 70 year olds, if you at least smile at the "matrix" and wonder how human nature, including "spirituality" (ok, psychic abilities, since this author is a scientist), might evolve over eons to come!
To answer a couple reviews: yes, this IS non fiction, no, it's not a novel or "sci fi" fiction story, HOWEVER, any futuristic - speculative book (even non fiction) will be by definition a blend of sci fi and science. The plausibility of a futurist book depends on one of two things: 1. How much we can suspend our disbelief due to the pure enjoyability of the presentation and ideas and 2. How well grounded they are in hard science.
That blend makes or breaks a futurist author, and this portends to be a classic-- outstanding science, but the courage to go WAY far forward to imaginitive potentials in robotics, medicine, economic solutions, and yes, a human that looks a lot more Godlike/ angel-like than animal. The conjectures ARE believable, but more importantly, thoughtful, fun and way entertaining. Whether you just need an inexpensive page turner/ thought provoking time filler or actually plan/ create/ discover for the future, you'll find the ideas innovative and relevant.
Thankfully, the author stays relatively scientific, instead of veering off into "save the green" ideologies (right or wrong) like the Day the Earth Stood Still reprise. I personally like my futurism without politics (we get enough of that on MS NBC and FOX). Yes, there are "path integral" solutions and choices that show better vs. worse choices for more glowing futures, but we all like to concentrate on things we think we can DO something about (missles vs. meteors?) as opposed to politically spun "you won't get this wonderful future unless you vote for..." THANK YOU for not going there!Read more ›