Author: Eddy Lee Wai Choi
Publishing: Enrich Publishing Limited
Pub Date: Sept 2023
Humanity stands at a crossroads. The path we choose could lead either to the collapse of civilization, with horrendous suffering to follow, or to a new renaissance, where humankind reaches for the stars. The outcome hinges on our decisions and actions—or lack thereof—taken now and in the coming decades. It's a daunting prospect. Yet, ready or not, we are the chosen generation, and there's no escape from the 'fierce urgency of now.'
In this book, Lee Wai-choi, Eddy, former Senior Scientific Officer of the Hong Kong Royal Observatory and renowned science writer, begins with a comprehensive yet insightful survey of civilization's evolution since the Agricultural Revolution. He explains how we have arrived at this juncture in history before unveiling key features of the contemporary scene and highlighting the formidable challenges ahead. Using the next 50 and 500 years as reference points, he poses relevant questions and offers bold predictions for humanity under various scenarios. Both pessimists and optimists will find ample food for thought here, perhaps even enough to last a lifetime.
Abraham Lincoln once said, 'If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it.' This book serves as an indispensable tool to help us understand 'where we are, and whither we are tending.' It will transform the way you look at the world and offer valuable insights on how we should shape our future.
Features of the book:
*The author, Dr Eddy Lee Wai-choi, is a renowned popular science writer with over 40 published works.
*In the era of AI, the humanity's future is filled with unknowns and anxiety, making it a subject of great interest to many.
*In this book, the author thoroughly explores the prospects of humanity in the next 50 and 500 years. His profound reflections will transform the way you look at the world. He also offers valuable insights on how we should shape our future.
About the Author:
LEE Wai-choi, Eddy, is a prolific science writer with an impressive corpus of over 40 published books. His works span a diverse range of subjects, encompassing astronomy, space travel, science fiction studies, anthropology, philosophy, environmental science, and political economy. Humanity: The Next 50 and 500 Years marks his fourth book written in English, following the titles: Rambling Through the Universe, The Quest for CyberCathay and The Urge of Capital.
Eddy currently resides in Sydney, where he continues to pursue his passion for writing and exploring the realms of knowledge.