Building on an astonishing super-mega-scale never before possible complements a future rife with nanomachines. Noted authors add that human longevity will increase to virtual immortality. Quantum mechanics will usher in an era of quantum super-tech.
Science books that amaze and portray a possible incredible future within our near-immediate grasp:
Ancient Egypt's Amazing Lost Mystery Science Returns
By M. Morris, with unique contributions from MIT, Drexel University, the NASA-funded Space Technology Center of the University of Kansas and others.
Our society once again has possession of an elegant lost technology that can drastically change the landscape of tomorrow’s cities. This important technology providing for massive, protective, durable mega-structuring - unprecedented in size and strength - is poised to take its place among the top ten technologies that can save the world.
"A must-have book destined for classical immortality."
- The Mindquest Review of Books, Summer 2010
"Amazing...sure to become the common knowledge within a generation."
- ALLBOOKS REVIEWS, March 2010
Some Important Sci-Tech Applications:
Quantum: Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate about the Nature of Reality
By Manjit Kumar
"A super-collider of a book, shaking together an exotic cocktail of free-thinking physicists, tracing their chaotic interactions and seeing what God-particles and black holes fly up out of the maelstrom… Provides probably the most lucid and detailed intellectual history ever written of a body of theory that makes other scientific revolutions look limp-wristed by comparison."
- The Independent, UK
The Quantum Blog:
Transcend: Nine Steps to Living Well Forever
By Ray Kurzweil Ph.D. and Terry Grossman M.D.
"Kurzweil and Grossman have created another breathtaking book—a concise yet comprehensive guide to staying healthy and living life to the fullest. This visionary and must-read book also provides a brilliant and entertaining view of our transcendent future if we follow the TRANSCEND program."
- Dean Kamen, physicist and inventor of the first wearable insulin pump, HomeChoice portable dialysis machine, IBOT Mobility System, and Segway Human Transporter, and recipient of the National Medal of Kurzweil Technology:
Soft Machines: Nanotechnology and Life
By Richard A. L. Jones
"Like a knowledgeable host making dinner conversation, Jones moves from topic to topic with a stream of lively banter. [...] By the end of the book, Jones's vivid descriptions and diverse examples have made me a believer. He tells us again and again to look inside cells for inspiration, for methods and for raw materials when faced with this challenging new world. Biological evolution may not have found the best possible solutions to problems of nanoscale engineering, but as Jones says at the close of the book, "I would be very surprised if we can do better."
- American Scientist, by David S. Goodsell
Richard A. L. Jones:
2007 Cyber Guide to DARPA - Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency - Aerospace, Robotics, Nanotech, Electronics, Cognitive Computing, Autonomous Vehicles, Reports and Documents (Four CD-ROM Set) (CD-ROM)
By the Department of Defense
The work covers:
Nano-scale devices; hybrid biological/inorganic devices; spin dependent materials; comparative genomics; language translation; automatic target recognition; next generation optical systems; millimeter wave; security-aware systems; learning locomtion; bio-inspired; unconventional therapeutics; riverine crawler underwater vehicle; compact military engines; Vertical Infiltration, Persistent Extraction Robot (VIPER), high power fiber lasers; small-scale actuators, Photonics; Microelectromechanical MEMS, smart materials, chip scale atomic clock, Deep View Radar imaging; Tactically Responsive Satellites; Falcon/Hypersoar Hypersonic Cruise Vehicle; Space Assembly and Manufacture; Space Robotics
Quantum Processes Systems, and Information
By Benjamin Schumacher and Michael Westmoreland
"One of the most original and insightful introductions to quantum mechanics ever written, this book is also an excellent introduction to the emerging field of quantum information science."
- Michael Nielsen, co-author of Quantum Computation and Quantum Information
An older, but classical book on the genre of world-changing technology books:
Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology By Eric Drexler
"This brilliant work heralds the new age of nanotechnology, which will give us thorough and inexpensive control of the structure of matter. Drexler examines the enormous implications of these developments for medicine, the economy, and the environment, and makes astounding yet well-founded projections for the future."
Recommended works for understanding our rapidly changing world.