‘Radical Evolution’. By JOEL GARREAU JULY 3, . The people you will meet in Radical Evolution are testing these fundamental. Taking us behind the scenes with today’s foremost researchers and pioneers, bestselling author Joel Garreau shows that we are at a turning point. Radical Evolution has ratings and 52 reviews. It’s by Joel Garreau, a Washington Post writer who wrote two books I enjoyed immensely: The Nine Nations.

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Where will they lead us? Want to Read saving…. As you read this, we are engineering the next stage of human evolution.

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We might create a Utopia Technology is advancing faster than it ever has, and that brings challenges with it. If the brightest minds of our world are actively and admittedly trying to accomplish this, perhaps it is too late, at least for them. Error requesting format availability. After all, people in the 70’s probably couldn’t imagine our lives now, with the Net, cell phones, and drones. Jan 15, Mark rated it liked it Shelves: We are experiencing technical difficulties.

By relying on feature-section quotes from his interview subjects evplution misses the chance to present their arguments in detail. Kurzweil booster technocratand Fukuyama neocon fearmonger as well as an unclassifiable polymath, Jaron Lanier. The book drives deeper into the two main topic and really doesn’t go anywhere else, but evlution are very interesting. If you are looking for something to challenge yourself, this is a good one to pick evoluttion.

Naturally, any scientific text is going to be a snapshot of the time in which it was written. Garreau talks about Moores Law, which he says is the reason that electronics capacity doubles every 18 months, and this time fram will Whew!

Looking for More Great Reads? Tom Siegfried’s excellent The Bit and the Pendulum: He builds alternative scenarios of a future global society irreversibly changed by computers and technology, weaving the words and work of contemporary leading tech-minds through his mostly neutral and well-researched discussion.


Account Options Sign in. This book is all about humans essentially becoming Gods. In this sense, it worked as a great companion to the fiction to balance out how close we are in achieving some radically different ways to change our culture and ourselves. There was an error processing your purchase.

Heaven, Hell, Prevail, and Transcend. And his incessant use of random quotes from random people whom he only mentions once in the entire book He is also a principal in The Edge City Group, an organization dedicated to making better communities out of Edge Cities nationwide.

Things are weird and getting weird when it comes to technology and how we use it.

Radical Evolution

It left no other options for the future than the ones presented in the book. Genetics, Robotics, Infotech and Nanotech. Paperbackpages. The people reading Garreau’s book will live like gods, and their descendants will pretty much be gods. For instance, it seems particularly significant to me that most of the development of the inno Funny now this book already feels kind of dated, and not because we have advanced any closer to the “singularity” since it was published, but because it’s occasional outbursts of gee-whiz enthusiasm seem a product of a different time.

Jun 17, Caroline rated it liked it Shelves: It garrwau fatalistic in a rdaical. Joel Garreau Limited preview – Despite the technical subject-matter Garreau writes in a very entertaining and accessible way.

Wow – I learned of this book from Tom’s brother. The books deals a lot with a I believe governmental corporation DARPA, which works on what the author describes as GRIN technologies genetics, robotics, information, and nanotechnology. Mar 20, Dennis rated it liked it. This book was written inbut already some of the predictions have occurred; the author describes instances where “swarming” use of communication technology might contribute to revolutions or wars, as happened most recently in Egypt.


As Garreau cautions, it radiacl only by anticipating the future that we can hope to shape it. The first two chapters are a little underwhelming, more or less a string of short anecdotes with little or no context. The second half of the book outlines three different possible futures.

Apr 13, Ed Finn rated it it was amazing.

Cuttlefish and skin that communicates, the repercussions in the classroom of enhanced children, and gray blobs taking over the world due to an assembler’s ability to create infinite nanites; all are covered in this fascinating book. Still, in a book where predictions rasical being made for, and ; there is much to deal with that is still current.

The book was actually written by a journalist, which made t Wow – I learned moel this book from Tom’s brother. Especially the “Transcend” and “Prevail” scenarios outlined by the author.

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The book was very though provoking, and as I mentioned in my full blog, I was glad I read FutureHype first. A few references to “how recent was ” feel way out of place. Jan 30, Janice rated it really liked it Shelves: Read it Forward Read it first. Garreau gives loads of stage time to two dogmatic cranks from each side: Nov evoluion, Connor rated it liked it. As you read this, we are engineering the next stage of human evolution.

A very intriguing look at current technology in genetics, robotics, and several other fields. If nothing else, it will be interesting to see if any of the scenarios are even remotely close. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.