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The Brazilian version of Present Future, released in 2019, was honored as the top science book in Brazil by the most prestigious literary award in the nation: “The Prêmio Jabuti.”
About Present Future
Present Future is about understanding the future we are building today, about how technology has been shaping the world for thousands of years, and about the constant change, driven by the ingenuity of men and women throughout history, that we have been experiencing as a species. It is about making sure we understand the origins of some of the key technologies that are transforming the modern world and their impacts on society, the economy and the environment.
What is remarkable about the current technological changes we are experiencing is that they are sitting at the intersection of a set of extraordinary advances: faster microprocessors, cheaper digital storage, ubiquitous access to information, efficient algorithms, and an increasingly better understanding of the laws of nature. These ingredients, decades in the making, are some of the key enablers of the Deep Tech Revolution.
From biotechnology to cybersecurity, nanotechnology to robotics, energy to virtual reality, aerospace to artificial intelligence—join the award-winning author of Present Future and explore this revolution.
Praise for Present Future
A tour de force of technologies that are defining the present and questions that will shape the future, beautifully interweaved with historical narratives spanning science, fiction, and philosophy.