The Safety Net: Surviving Pandemics and Other Disasters
By (author) David Eagleman
The advent of the internet has been one of the most significant technological developments in history. In this thought-provoking and ground-breaking work David Eagleman, author of international bestseller Sum, presents six ways in which the net saves us from major existential threats: pandemics, poor information flow, natural disasters, political corruption, resource depletion and economic meltdown.
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Original and provocative * * Nature * * The hottest thing in neuroscience * * The Times * * Entertaining and profound * * Guardian * * Mind-blowing revelations abound * * Financial Times * * Praise for David Eagleman: The unaccountable, jaw-dropping quality of genius * * Observer * * An impressive and intriguing work * * Telegraph * *
Dr David Eagleman is a neuroscientist and internationally bestselling author. He teaches Brain Plasticity at Stanford University, is creator and host of the Emmy-nominated BBC television series The Brain, and is the Chief Executive Officer of NeoSensory, a company that builds the next generation of neuroscience hardware. The author of seven other books, he lives in Palo Alto, California.@davideagleman | eagleman.com