Radical Abundance will integrate and extend several themes that Eric Drexler touched on in his Metamodern blog The book has a wide scope in both its content and intended audience, addressing scientists, a general reading audience, and thought leaders in the policy arena.
The topics include:
* The nature of science and engineering, and the prospects for a deep transformation in the material basis of civilization.
* Why all of this is surprisingly understandable.
* A personal narrative of the emergence of the molecular nanotechnology concept and the turbulent history of progress and politics that followed
* The quiet rise of macromolecular nanotechnologies, their power, and the rapidly advancing state of the art
* Incremental paths toward advanced nanotechnologies, the inherent accelerators, and the institutional challenges
* The technologies of radical abundance, what they are, and what they will enable
* Disruptive solutions for problems of economic development, energy, resource depletion, and the environment
* Potential pitfalls in competitive national strategies; shared interests in risk reduction and cooperative transition management
* Steps toward changing the conversation about the future
Brian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is ranked #1 Science News Blog. It covers many disruptive technology and trends including Space, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Medicine, Anti-aging Biotechnology, and Nanotechnology.
Known for identifying cutting edge technologies, he is currently a Co-Founder of a startup and fundraiser for high potential early-stage companies. He is the Head of Research for Allocations for deep technology investments and an Angel Investor at Space Angels.
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