‘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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After all, people in gatreau 70’s probably couldn’t imagine our lives now, with the Net, cell phones, and drones. The people reading Garreau’s book will live like gods, and their descendants will pretty much be gods.

Radical Evolution

Ultimately, we are still in control of how technological advancements play out, for better or for worse. A little outdated at this point in terms of examples but nothing that seems so out of the ordinary.

From the Hardcover edition. It seemed fatalistic in a sense.

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After that, it is excellent. Kurzweil booster technocratand Fukuyama neocon fearmonger as well as an unclassifiable polymath, Jaron Lanier. A very intriguing look at current technology in genetics, robotics, and several other fields.

Time and Responsibility and The Media Lab: Life might continue largely as it has been, allowing for changes along the way. In the future rich people will have all kinds of neat toys and live forever, poor people will be useless in a world of automation, all this new tech will ravage the environment, and in the background superintelligent artificial intelligences will take over the world and prepare to exterminate us.


Lists with This Book. Please try again later. Garreau is, truly, an artist.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The book confronts technological and ethical issues. While he offers an opinion now and then, he makes sure that all sides and views are represented.

Return to Book Page. The first two chapters are a little underwhelming, more or less a string of short anecdotes with little or no context. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Eric Green talked about the state of human genome research and the changes it was bringing to medical treatment in the U. Over the next fifteen years, Garreau makes clear, these enhancements will become part of our everyday lives.

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Jan 30, Janice rated it really liked it Shelves: This book is all about humans essentially becoming Gods. Garreau gives loads of stage time to two dogmatic cranks from each side: Now, Joel Garreau is not a scientist, and one could probably argue that it’s better to chase down some of the more technical works in the extremely useful “Recommended Reading” section of Radical Evolution rather than depend on the author’s ability to explain topics in which he has no personal expertise.


What a very interesting book, at times hopeful and at times very scary. Or, as some argue, to hell—where unrestrained technology brings about the ultimate destruction of our species?

Feature-section editors love quotes and biographical details, and descriptions of offices. In Radical Evolution, bestselling author Joel Garreau, a reporter and editor for the Washington Post, shows us that we are at an inflection point in history. But it could have been so much more. I’m no Okay, I guess there was some “evolution” to this, but I kind of would have been more interested in the discussion of gene manipulation or selection and what kind of different types would be used first, stuff like that.

In Joel’s case, that’s a great thing. Dec 10, Wesley Fox rated it it was amazing Shelves: In Radical Evolution he tackles the potentially world-changing Radical Evolution is a look at how rapid and fundamental advances in technology could produce enormous changes in human life and even in what we define as “human” in a relatively short time.