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Human frontiers : the future of big ideas in an age of small thinking / Michael Bhaskar.

By: Bhaskar, Michael.
Publisher: London : The Bridge Street Press, 2021Description: 420 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780349128283.Subject(s): Progress | Creative thinking | Technological innovationsDDC classification: 303.44 Summary: "It's easy to assume that the story of modern society is one of consistent, radical progress, but this is no longer true: more academics are researching than ever before but their work leads to fewer breakthroughs; innovation is incremental, limited to the digital sphere; the much-vaunted cure for cancer remains elusive; space travel has stalled since the heady era of the moonshot; politics is stuck in a rut, and the creative industries seem trapped in an ongoing cycle of rehashing genres and classics." - Book cover
List(s) this item appears in: New Acquisitions Autumn 2021
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"It's easy to assume that the story of modern society is one of consistent, radical progress, but this is no longer true: more academics are researching than ever before but their work leads to fewer breakthroughs; innovation is incremental, limited to the digital sphere; the much-vaunted cure for cancer remains elusive; space travel has stalled since the heady era of the moonshot; politics is stuck in a rut, and the creative industries seem trapped in an ongoing cycle of rehashing genres and classics." - Book cover

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