Rush: Science and Technology in Our Acceleration Age by Brian Gabriel

Rush: Science and Technology in Our Acceleration Age

byBrian Gabriel

Kobo ebook | February 23, 2013

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We live in an Acceleration Age. There has never been a time in history in which humans have experienced so much progress, nor progress at such a rapidly increasing rate.

Consider the rush of progress in DNA sequencing. Beginning in 1990, it took over a decade and almost $3 billion to decode the first human genome. Today the time and cost to sequence a genome are undergoing an accelerating decline so that we will soon sequence a human genome in a day for $1k. This acceleration promises insight into common diseases like cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, and heart disease, as well as impressive cures with gene therapy and bioengineering.

In Rush: Science and Technology in Our Acceleration Age, science writer and BigInScience.com founder Brian Gabriel explores five critical accelerating trends that will dramatically alter our world:

  1. Expansion of cloud computing
  2. Growth of nanotechnology
  3. Increasing capability and versatility of computers
  4. Rise of the global average temperature
  5. Decline in time and cost to sequence a human genome

Rush begins by examining the historical context for today's unprecedented progress in science and technology. The book then describes the innovations spawned from these trends and how these innovations will alter our world, and concludes by discussing strategies for de-accelerating the frenetic pace of modern life.

Rush: Science and Technology in Our Acceleration Age is educational and entertaining, and is destined to be remembered for its prescience.

Title:Rush: Science and Technology in Our Acceleration AgeFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 23, 2013Publisher:Big In ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990005856089

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