Rush: Science and Technology in Our Acceleration Age

 
9780988733602: Rush: Science and Technology in Our Acceleration Age

We live in an Acceleration Age. There has never been a time in history in which humans have experienced so much progress, nor progress at such a rapidly increasing rate.
Consider the rush of progress in DNA sequencing. Beginning in 1990, it took over a decade and almost $3 billion to decode the first human genome. Today the time and cost to sequence a genome are undergoing an accelerating decline so that we will soon sequence a human genome in a day for $1k. This acceleration promises insight into common diseases like cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, and heart disease, as well as impressive cures with gene therapy and bioengineering.
In Rush: Science and Technology in Our Acceleration Age, science writer and BigInScience.com founder Brian Gabriel explores five critical accelerating trends that will dramatically alter our world:

  1. Expansion of cloud computing
  2. Growth of nanotechnology
  3. Increasing capability and versatility of computers
  4. Rise of the global average temperature
  5. Decline in time and cost to sequence a human genome
Rush: Science and Technology in Our Acceleration Age is educational and entertaining, and could be remembered as one of the most prescient books of our times.
If you're a
  • Science Fan or FuturistRush will leave you feeling inspired.  You'll be inspired by numerous innovations in science, health & medicine, and technology including Steve Jobs' last passion (and how it will impact your life), 'designer babies,' a 200 mph 70+ mpg hybrid car, anti-cancer agents targeted specifically to cancer cells, quantum computers, and many other innovations.
  • Health Enthusiast, you'll be better informed after reading Rush.  You'll gain insight into cutting-edge treatments for common conditions like cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.  You'll also learn about radical transformations occurring in healthcare.  These insights are important for those seeking to be proactive in maintaining and improving their health.    
  • Educator or Parent, you'll feel proud introducing your children to contemporary applications of important scientific principles (like the "law of conservation of energy" and "global warming").  
  • StudentRush will leave you feeling more confident to face today's challenging economy.  Rush teaches you technologies that are increasingly being utilized by companies -knowledge that is crucial for distinguishing yourself as a job applicant.  
  • Scientist or Health Practitioner, you'll feel better prepared after reading Rush.  Rush will show you how increasing knowledge of the human genome, growth of nanotechnology, and the rise of "smart" computing devices will significantly impact the practice of science & medicine.
  • Investor or Businessperson, you'll gain knowledge of current trends and innovations- knowledge you can profit from. 

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About the Author:

Not every innovation reported in mainstream media is technically feasible. Many innovations you'll discover in popular science media have little relevance to our lives.

But when a feasible innovation is relevant, a new paradigm may be born.  Big In Science discusses these big- paradigm-altering- innovations.  Feel excited and prepared for the future at Big In Science.

Science writer Brian Gabriel established Big in Science (BigInScience.com) to teach about important innovations.  Brian utilizes an education in medicine & science to assess the technical feasibility of innovations; an understanding of the humanities to perceive important needs and wants in society and identify innovations that address these; and experience as a biology professor to teach about innovations that will significantly impact our lives.  Brian could be remembered as one of the most insightful & visionary science writers of our time.

Before creating Big in Science, Brian studied medicine at a "top medical school" (U.S. News & World Report) and completed all didactic (pre-clinical) courses, most clinical rotations, and Steps I and II CK of the USMLE Boards.  He discontinued medical school in his senior year to be with a terminally-ill family member.

Brian also holds a bachelor's degree in psychology, and is a member of several honor societies including the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society (the Nation's Oldest Academic Honor Society) and Psi Chi (the International Honor Society in Psychology).  He enjoys teaching biology as a professor.

Review:

  • Recommended by the National Science Teachers Association: "The advantage to having this book available for students and teachers would be to update them on the latest technology in an easy-to-read, condensed way. It also contains extensive references for anyone who wants to further pursue any topic."
  • Noted by the Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society 

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