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Science and technology are, without a doubt, two forces that will change the way you live your life in the coming months, years, and decades. And in recent decades, these forces have evolved and developed at a lightning-fast pace. 

Explore the many possibilities of what your future may look like with these 24 lectures: a scientifically accurate and enlightening survey of today's most advanced research in fields such as engineering, biology, chemistry, and theoretical physics. 

You'll see firsthand how recent developments in science and technology can potentially fulfill this need in a range of modern-day, real-world areas like transportation, computing, medicine, and energy. The lectures are filled with intriguing sneak peeks at the latest developments and technologies in a range of scientific fields, including nanorobots that could identify and destroy cancer cells, personalized medicine that could be customized to an individual’s specific genome, and biofuels that could be created from food industry waste. 

In discussing these and other eye-opening topics, Professor Grossman always makes a point to emphasize fact and truth over fiction and hype. By the final lecture, you'll have a stronger sense of some important fundamental scientific principles being used right this moment to innovate your life. You'll also find yourself filled with a sense of excitement and wonder for both how, and how quickly, science and technology are working to make your world a better place. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

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  • Ran
  • 06-11-2019

Outdated - The "tommorow" is tomorrow of ~2010.

Outdated - The "tommorow" is tomorrow of ~2010. In many fields this tomorrow is already today or even yesterday.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-04-2019

Excellent review and future possibilities.

Excellent book. The speech was easy to understand. And really gave a lot of new information.

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  • Frank's "Library"
  • 21-11-2019

This was pretty informative ...

This was good. I did not like all chapters but there were quite a few that was pretty good and of interest to me.

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  • Timothy A Shaw, Sr.
  • 22-07-2019

Entertaining material.

Well presented scientific information for future reference. The sciences are merging, where one leaves off, another begins.

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  • Vinny Paluch
  • 19-10-2020

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All good, but the content is at least 10 year's old, too much for this topic

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