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Future Imperfect describes and discusses technological revolutions that might happen over the next few decades, their implications, and how to deal with them. Topics range from encryption and surveillance through biotechnology and nanotechnology to life extension, mind drugs, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence.

One theme of the book is that the future is radically uncertain. Technological changes already begun could lead to more or less privacy than we have ever known, freedom or slavery, effective immortality or the elimination of our species, radical changes in life, marriage, law, medicine, work, and play. We do not know which future will arrive, but it is unlikely to be much like the past.

It is worth starting to think about it now.

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©2008 David Director Friedman (P)2020 David Director Friedman

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  • Joseph Samuel Miller
  • 16-10-20

great book if you like rational futurism

the e-cash section was great, and many of the topics covered I had never thought about even as a long-time reader of David's blog and other books.