|Pages/Publication Date:||304 / 2019|
Thirty years ago, the author of The End of Nature offered one of the earliest warnings about climate change, but here he broadens the warning: the entire human race is facing multiple threats. As Bill McKibben relates here, even as the spaces where our civilization can exist continue to shrink, new technologies like artificial intelligence and robotics may drastically reshape the human experience. In this is a powerful and sobering call to arms, McKibben tells the story of these converging trends and of the ideological fervor that keeps us from bringing them under control, offering suggestions on how we can avoid watching the civilization our forebears built slip away.
"[A] deeply caring, eloquently reasoned inquiry into environmental and techno-utopian threats.... Profoundly compelling and enlightening, McKibben balances alarm with hope."—Booklist(starred review)