We are living through one of the most interesting, and potentially one of the most challenging, times in human history. Science and technology are accelerating at breakneck speeds, and providing the means to utterly transform the future that lies ahead of us. At the same time, we are grappling with the challenge of demanding ever-more from an already over-stressed planet, within a global society that sometimes seems bent on self-destruction.
If we’re to build a better future — a more sustainable, just, and vibrant future — everyone needs to be a part of the process. But in today’s increasingly complex world, how can we wrap our heads around what it means to innovate responsibly, to develop and use new technologies ethically, and to be co-creators of the future we aspire to?
Several years ago, I made the decision to tackle this challenge head-on — not through impenetrable academic papers and esoteric research projects (although I still do this), but through making the complex challenges and the amazing opportunities we face as accessible as possible to people from all walks of life.
As part of this, I write books — not dense academic books, but books that are meant to be read and enjoyed, and that provide intriguing new insights into the future that lies ahead of us, and how we’re connected to it.
A Journey from the Past to the Edge of Tomorrow
What is the future, how are we connected to it, and what is our responsibility to it?
In Future Rising, Andrew Maynard presents a compelling vision of the future and our relationship with it that will inspire you to think differently about what lies before us.
A must-read for anyone looking for hope and inspiration in today’s increasingly complex and interconnected world.
Films From The Future
The Technology and Morality of Sci-Fi Movies
How can we develop and use increasingly powerful technologies ethically and responsibly
In Films from the Future, Andrew Maynard takes readers on a thrilling and often-surprising journey of discovery through the world of emerging technologies, and the challenges of getting them right.
Using twelve science fiction movies as a kick-off point, Films from the Future explores the benefits, risks and responsible development and use of everything from “resurrection biology” and cloning, to smart drugs, brain-machine implants, artificial intelligence, and more.