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Author Bronson, Po, 1964- author.

Title Decoding the world : a roadmap for the questioner / Po Bronson & Arvind Gupta.

Publication Info. New York : Twelve, 2020.


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 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor  New Shelf  660.65 BRO    Available
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 PAS Santa Catalina Branch Non-Fiction  New Shelf  660.65 BRO    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description xv, 329 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Series The Convergence Trilogy ; Book 1
Convergence Trilogy ; bk 1.
Summary "In Decoding the World, Po Bronson and Arvind Gupta-two renegade venture capitalists from Silicon Valley-take everyday news headlines and decode them, leading us on a journey through their twisted and highly entertaining view of the world. Each chapter is prefaced with a real-world headline ripped from today's chaotic news cycle: Trump's trade war. Dying bees. Rogue planets. Beyond Meat. Glaciers melting. Bronson and Gupta then decipher what's really going on behind these headlines, and why. What they offer is first-hand experience in funding technologies to solve these problems, most of which involve genetic engineering. But what the authors then do with that premise is always surprising and unexpected. In one paragraph they are ripping it down to the bare bones physics or chemistry, and in the very next paragraph invoking history, philosophy, or psychology-while using literary devices borrowed from the surrealists, along with storylines from popular movies. The narrative holds a tightrope suspense, as we wonder what they'll do next, or what brazen thing they'll say. Decoding the World is the kind of book you get when you give two guys $40 million, a world full of messy big problems, a genetics laboratory to play in, and a set of Borges' collected works. After looking through their lens, you'll never see the world the same"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Genetic engineering.
Genetic engineering -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Added Author Gupta, Arvind, author.
ISBN 9781538734315 (hardcover)
1538734311 (hardcover)

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