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The Sun, the Genome, and the Internet: Tools of Scientific Revolutions
Freeman J. Dyson
In this visionary look into the future, based on a series of lectures delivered at The New York Public Library, Freeman Dyson argues that technological changes fundamentally alter our ethical and social arrangements and that three rapidly advancing new technologies--solar energy, genetic engineering, and world-wide communication--together have the potential to create a more equal distribution of the world's wealth. Written with passionate conviction about the ethical uses of science, The Sun, the Genome, and the Internet is both a brilliant reinterpretation of the scientific process and a challenge to use new technologies to close, rather than widen, the gap between rich and poor.
140 pages. Published by Oxford University Press, 1999.
Hardcover. $22.00. ISBN 0-19-512942-3.