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Book Title: What Should We Be Worried About?: Real Scenarioes That Keep Scientists Up at Night|
The author of the book: John Brockman
Edition: Tantor Media
Date of issue: February 19th 2014
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ISBN 13: 9781452619156
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150 short essays on issues scientists think should be of concern. After the first 100 pages, I thought I would never sleep again. By the time I finished it, I was a devoted follower of Alfred E. Neumann. I picked five things I'm never worrying about again and five legitimate concerns. I did enjoy the metaworry essays - we have nothing to worry about but worry itself.
Worry about a world where no one is paying attention.
Worry about whether the Internet is devaluing words.
Worry that people who can and should be concerned about the state of the planet are bogged down in trivia or minor side issues.
Worry about human behavior with regard to vaccination.
Worry that the value of human labor is being decimated.
Don't worry about regulatory agencies being captured by industry they are to regulate.
Don't worry about aliens hearing earth broadcasts.
Don't worry about long-term investment in science.
Don't worry about unmarried men in China.
Don't worry about living a good life. Just do it.
And two great quotes. Brian Eno: while we are laissez-ing, someone else is faire-ing. Terry Gilliam: I float on a tsunami of acceptance of anything life throws at me and marvel stupidly
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Read information about the authorWith a broad career spanning the fields of art, science, books, software and the Internet. In 1960 he established the bases for "intermedia kinetic environments" in art, theatre and commerce, while consulting for clients such as General Electric, Columbia Pictures, The Pentagon, The White House... In 1973 he formed his own literary and software agency. He is founder of the Edge Foundation and editor of Edge, a highly acclaimed website where the most outstanding thinkers, leaders of what he has termed "Third Culture", analyse cutting-edge science.
He is author and editor of several books, including: The Third Culture (1995); The Greatest Inventions of the Past 2000 Years (2000); The Next Fifty Years (2002) and The New Humanists (2003).
He has the distinction of being the only person to have been profiled on Page One of the "Science Times" (1997) and the "Arts & Leisure" (1966), both supplements of The New York Times.