Lars Jaeger: Let's Risk More Future!. Gütersloher Verlagshaus (Hardcover, Current Affairs)

Let's Risk More Future!

How we all profit from progress

Original Title: Mehr Zukunft wagen!

Hardcover with jacket, 288 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-579-01480-7
€ 22.00 [D] | € 22.70 [A] | CHF 30.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Gütersloher Verlagshaus

Date of publication: September 23, 2019
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Lars  Jaeger - Let's Risk More Future!


A plea for a new philosophical spirituality of the future

Lars Jaeger has an encouraging message: we can all have a positive influence on the rapid scientific and technological progress of today. We needn't be afraid of digitalization, nano and quantum technologies or bioengineering. Quite the opposite in fact: these new sciences are not the end of the world but rather the future of humankind!

Having said that, the world-historical revolution we are on the verge of will not only massively change our concept of humanity and understanding of existence but also how we view men and women themselves. So what we have to do is know the changes and actively influence them. How that can be done is what this book is about.

• Why there is no need for us to fear science and technology

• Orientation in ethical and moral questions when dealing with new technological possibilities

• For everyone interested in science, technology, and future issues

In a time of populism and ‘anti-expert’ sentiment, now more than ever it is important to maintain the vision and optimism about the impending advancements in a wide range of fields. Giving in to fear now, allowing populist scare mongering to win, will deny us all of the promise of our future. A book, such as Mr. Jaeger’s, reminds us to look forward and not downwards in embracing the potential we are so close to reaching.

David Jacob, Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society

Trustee, Science Museum Foundation

At a time when the popular view of technology’s impact has become sharply dystopian, Dr. Jaeger makes a powerful argument that we need more rather than less scientific progress to create a utopian world. Countering a wave of populist “anti-expert” sentiment, Jaeger presents scientific progress as a “great problem-solver”. He argues that, despite side-effects, scientific progress has created for many of us a world our ancestors would regard as a paradise. Without discounting the disorienting impact of the current pace of technological change, Jaeger paints a more hopeful picture. He argues that the cure for the side effects of science is more science, and technological change can continue to make the world better.

Jeffrey Pease

Marketing Expert and Founder of the Message Matrix System


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