Into the Future
One of the world’s leading scientists, Sir Martin Rees turns his powerful intellect on the future, and ponders how we will free ourselves from short-term thinking and polarised debates that threaten to limit progress. In On the Future, he argues that our viability as a species depends on our ability to harness science and technology to ensure the survival of our home planet – and to explore the unknown territories
Martin Rees is Astronomer Royal and has been Master of Trinity College and Director of the Institute of Astronomy at Cambridge University. As a member of the UK’s House of Lords and former President of the Royal Society, he is much involved in international science and issues of technological risk. His books include Our Cosmic Habitat (Princeton), Just Six Numbers, and Our Final Hour. He lives in Cambridge, UK.
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