Top 10 must-read books on the future of humanity

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Are you arefan of science fiction? If yes, you are in the right place to find out about these10 amazing books on human’s future. Even if your answer is no, I’m sureyou’ll  get a new insight into this imaginaryfield.

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“Children of the New World: Stories” by Alexander Weinstein

This 13-story series features the imagination of what the future could look like.

The stories are are told in an unnerving way, and include social media implants, memory manufacturers, dangerously immersive virtual reality games, and human-like robots.

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“The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood

This funny, unexpected, horrifying, and convincing piece of art pubished in 1985 is ahead of time as it is all about modern themes, like feminism, moral relativism, sexuality, and the manipulation of power.

“The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History” by Elizabeth Kolbert

This is not just a science fiction book, this brings readers the awakening of public concern about the impact of humankind on our planet.

By burning fossil fuels, we are impacting the atmosphere, oceans, and climate, forcing millions of species into extinction, she says. Kolbert combines vivid descriptions of natural wonders, like the Great Barrier Reef, and wild experiences, like venturing into a bat cave, to explain Earth’s present and possible future.

“This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate” by Naomi Klein

In the book published in 2014, the author takes the stance that if capitalism disappeared, we could solve the problems of environment, inequality and lack of democracy. We would live in a better and greener world by restructuring the global economy and abandoning capitalism. She urges the readers to choose one side out of two opposing opinions rather than staying neutral in the environment debate.

“Physics of the Future: How Scientists Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100” by Michio Kaku

Physicist Michio Kaku includes flying cars, Internet-enabled contact lenses and space elevators in his predictions in the 2011 book. The world might witness the innovations in 100 years’ time regarding transportation, medicine and technology.

“The Extreme Future: The Top Trends That Will Reshape the World in the Next 5, 10, and 20 Years” by James Canton

Being apresident advisor for 30 years, James Conton anticipated how the future worldoperates in terms of technology, economies, health, the environment andterrorism. Published in 2007, the book is considered as an important forecastfor the next 20 years.

“1984” by George Orwell

The 1948fiction novel depicted how life was in 1984. In the gloomy future, Big Brotherand the Thought Police take control over people’s freedom. You’ll see a pictureof a world where totalitarianism poses dangers to humankind, which is stillexisting today.

“Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury

Bradbury’snovel is the daunting world where everything is controlled by television.Fireman Guy Montag, the protagonist, has the resonsibility to light books onfire as Literature is on the verge of extinction. The book features howdangerous totalitarianism is.

“Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley

In Huxley’s imaginaryworld, people create newborn babies in labs, and individualism is restricted.The 1932 book bizarrely predicts the evolution of psychology, sleep-learning,and reproductive technology. The world is peaceful, but Bernard Marx, the maincharacter, always wonders whether there is something else in the simple worldhe’s living in.

“2001: A Space Odyssey” by Arthur C. Clarke

The 1968narrative presents the scenario that artificial intelligence gains the upperhand over a space shuttle with the ambition of controlling over the wholeuniverse.

The HAL 9000 computersystem is so developed that it has the ability to think, have strong feelingsand even murder. The bot takes over the space shuttle, so the crew has themission to eradicate it.

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