Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge

Author: Edward O. Wilson
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by nopinsight   2017-08-19
You appear erudite and very confident in your interpretation of history. So could you explain to us why you assign greater historical importance to energy than information technologies such as paper and the printing press, which amplified and spread the crucial cultural shift towards scientific methods and experimentation? I favor the latter since energy has always been available--We simply lacked the knowledge to harness it efficiently.

If I may, I'd like to recommend a couple of books about the present and possible futures of human progress as well:

E.O. Wilson. Consilience.

Nick Bostrom. Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies.