Peter G Kinnon
An Escape From Tunnel Vision
- 2 Words
- No Age Recommendation
Is humankind soon to be superseded by a new dominant life-form?
Are we heading towards a world in which all goods and services are essentially free and traffic congestion practically nil?
How much Imagination is in a can of beans?
Why does the human animal uniquely do so much unusual stuff? Sports, Arts, Sciences, Technologies?
What is so very special about glass?
Are computers very different from minds?
When reduced to basics, does money correspond to gravity? How could that possibly be?
Why do we laugh at jokes?
Is the human consciousness best thought of as simply a navigator?
Did warfare play an important part in the development of language?
ALL THESE QUESTIONS ARE ADDRESSED IN "Unusual Perspectives".
ODDLY, THEY CONVERGE INTO A COHERENT PATTERN.
A PREVIOUSLY UNDEFINED " BIG PICTURE" WHICH MAY HAVE IMPORTANT PRACTICAL CONSEQUENCES FOR OUR SURVIVAL. [more]
Keywords: Chemistry, Future, Evolution, Technology, Nuclear fusion, Mind, Consciousness, Language, Philosophy, Gravitation, Diamond, DNA, Computer, Moore's law, Faraday, Newton, Einstein, Feynman, Darwin, Dawkins, Hume, Economics, Purpose, String theory, Singularity, Periodic table, Glass, Carbon, Silicon, Semiconductor, Synapse, Neural network, Internet, Big bang, Universe, Nucleosynthesis, Star, Helium, Nuclear reactor, Nature, Photosynthesis [more]