English astronomer Martin Rees, baron Rees of Ludlow, former president of The Royal Society, has an impressive scientific career behind him, and he has also distinguished himself as a popular science writer and futurist. In 2003 he wrote a book with the disturbing title Our Final Century. His latest book is in many ways a rewrite of this one. He again takes up the future of humanity and holds our unique opportunities to face imminent dangers. Rees exhorts us that this is the century when everything is at stake, where human cosmic destiny will be sealed.
Rees appears with an aura of cosmic wisdom, as if he were part of the wise men's advice on Superman's home planet Krypton and warned of incomprehensible dangers, or as if he were a wise technocrat from Isaac Asimov's science fiction books, where one plans with tit. . .
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